Apart of Me is a multi-award-winning therapeutic game. It was co-created by experts in child psychology and bereaved young people, and translates bereavement counselling techniques into a magical 3D world.
You will be transported to a beautiful, peaceful island where you will meet a variety of friendly creatures. You will be given a guide to support you along your journey. Your guide will help you to explore, accept, understand and articulate your experience of grief and the wide range of emotions connected to it.
As you progress through the game, you will discover your own strengths and wisdom. The island is a safe place where you can begin to process your grief at a pace that suits you, remember the person you have lost, and hear from others who know what it is like to lose someone you love.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"I've been using your app with a lot of grieving children and teenagers and it's just amazing." - Sara, child psychologist heading up one of Portugal's biggest Child Psychology & Complicated Grief clinics
"This game is beautiful. It helped me a lot in my time of need. It has calmed my anxiety tremendously. The rock pool is so useful, I go there when I wake up to start my nice and when I go to sleep. The stories are my favourite part, I listen to one whenever I can. Thank you for this game. I love it so much." - Rosabella, Review
"This game has the ability to change lives and save others." - William Hunter Howell, bestselling author of Affable in Adversity
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
- Best Youth Focused Emotional Support Application - Global Health & Pharma Technology Awards
- Points of Light Award - Prime Minister's Office
- Finalist - Tech4Good Awards
- Shortlisted for a BAFTA Award
- Featured on the Notable Children's Digital Media list (US)
- Awarded the Orcha Health App Quality Mark
- Included in the Welsh Government's Mental Health Toolkit
Apart of Me has been featured by the BBC, The Guardian, Evening Standard, Huffington Post, and ITN.
ABOUT BOUNCE WORKS
Bounce Works is a social enterprise with a mission to overturn the growing crisis in mental health among young people by creating engaging and effective digital products and services. We created Apart of Me because we wanted to help young people and their families through the darkness of grief towards a hopeful and fulfilling future.
APART OF ME TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Apart of Me is intended to support children and young people who have a terminally-ill family member or friend, or who have had a family member or friend die. It is not intended to replace independent professional advice from qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and medical practitioners. There are people who can help you if you feel that you need more support, so please speak to someone you can trust or seek professional guidance.
In the future we may collect some data from users to help research effectiveness of game features and therapeutic techniques. Don't worry, we'll ask for your permission before we collect anything identifiable and you will be welcome to say no at any time.
Apart of Me has been designed for ages 11+
You can read more about our terms and conditions at https://apartofme.app/terms/
This release makes various gameplay improvements including:
- Quests and bottles can now be shared with your loved ones
- The player character is now visible when moving beneath the island's tree cover
- We have added more international support organisations
We are actively reading your feedback. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions, questions or problems.
Ratings and Reviews
KP- child psychologist
This is a wonderful, highly emotionally intelligent digital sanctuary. It provides soothing, kind and intelligent support to those navigating the turbulent waters of grief. It helps young people to cope with and understand their feelings, helps them find a sense of calm, imparts pearls of wisdom about life and death and also helps people to know they are not alone. The audio recordings in the cave of other young people's experiences of grief and their messages of support are so powerful and crucial in combating that sense of isolation that grieving people often feel. The exercises to help young people find ways to cope with their feelings and to find a sense of calm are a real strength too. It is beautifully designed and imparts real psychological wisdom to help young people deal with tragic circumstances. This beautiful digital island will act as a bridge to help young people live with their grief in the "real world", by opening up therapeutic and healing conversations with important people in their lives, giving them emotional coping skills, a sense of connection with others in a similar situation and helping them find some supportive perspectives on life and death. As a child clinical psychologist, I love it!
Hi people out there please download this app cause it’s great! I love all of it! The developers did a great job! Through my loss I felt like I was the only person in the world who was going through this but this app has taught me otherwise! If ur going through anything from death to parent problems to anything completely different this is the app for u! The rock pool and the design and the storyline and everything is amazingly well thought out.
Only a few things that could possibly improve (if possible) this amazing app:
Make each crystal a different type of relaxation. The breathing is great but it can get a bit boring after 4 round of doing it...
Have a few more things to do like personal challenges with the villagers. A bit like the letter sending ur will just make it again a bit more interesting!
Finally have the journals available to read as well as listening too. It’s just helpful for if I can’t get to my headphones straight away.
But great job guys it is almost perfect and thats why i gave u 5 stars!
Is helping a lot
This app truly helps you find yourself again after a tragedy that left me useless and helpless, I go onto this app, and the though out breathing exercises, and fireflies can lighten my dark days. Maybe for only a little bit, but it does help.
The best part of this experience is probably the quests we are given, but here I have an enquiry. These quests really allow me to build back a bond I thought I lost, and I love them so much, yet I don’t know how or what you need to do specifically to receive one. Is there an algorithm? Or is it random?
Keep up the good work, and I hope everyone else who is going though a hard time, I just want to say that you are worth it, and didn’t deserve whatever happened to you, and things will get better. You may not see the light at the end of the tunnel yet, but it’s there, you just need to get through that tunnel, and you have caring, and kind people surrounding you helping you to the light.
-Take care xx
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- Bounce Works Ltd
- 358.2 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.