Smiles & Tears has been developed by Nelson’s Journey, a charity based in Norfolk, UK. They support children and young people aged 0 – 17yrs inclusive who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life. Their award winning Youth Panel identified a need for a Smartphone app which would help support children and young people in their grief. It provides an interactive tool to record memories, send gifts and write thoughts, feelings and emotions. As well as these interactive tools, Nelson’s Journey have also provided tips on how to manage emotions such as anger, confusion, guilt, loneliness etc. which are all common when someone has been bereaved of a special person.

The app was funded by BBC Children in Need and with significant support from Selesti a Norfolk based digital company, Smiles & Tears has been developed to support all children and young people who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life.

What’s New

Version 1.0.1

We've updated our application to use a secured SSL connection. Meaning your data is even more secure than ever!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Cookie Monster_xoxo ,


I couldn’t recommend this more, honestly I have used this app for many years whilst grieving the losses of loved ones and I know it’s extremely hard to go through! It’s nice looking back on my diary’s on the app to see how comfortable I’ve got with them gone in a good way like I can reflect instead of feeling angry or guilty

Monkeybrain77 ,

Simple but effective

This app is a lovely idea for those who want something to help them remember someone special who has died. Young people are almost surgically attached to their phones these days, making this app always accessible to them.

As a professional who works with the bereaved and volunteer for a number of children's bereavement charities (including NJ) I have already recommended this to a number of people/young people.

Highly recommended.

Jileco ,


Lovely, simple but very effective app. However I’m having trouble adding any photos or seeing pictures of gifts etc.


Selesti Limited
105.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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