BoosterBuddy 4+

Island Health

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 136 Ratings
    • Free



BoosterBuddy is a free app designed to help teens and young adults improve their mental health.

Manage your personal wellness journey and earn achievements as your sidekick guides you through a series of daily quests designed to establish and sustain positive habits.

•Check-in with how you are feeling each day
•Use coping skills
•Keep track of appointments and medications
•Get started on tasks
•Follow self-care routines
•Increase real-life socialization

As of April 30, 2021, Island Health, the entity that created the app, will no longer be able to support BoosterBuddy. With future operating system upgrades over time the app will cease to work. You are welcome to continue to use the app.

For other resources to replace BoosterBuddy please visit or talk with your physician or care team.

What’s New

Version 1.8

- Added app retirement notification page
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

coconow1 ,

The Best

This app is the best app for managing a mental illness, urges to self harm and suicidal feelings. When you’re overwhelmed, even the smallest task or self care activity takes tremendous energy and effort. The developers understand this. The app gives you a choice of very small tasks to do that help get you out of that terrible downward spiral of depression and self loathing. It is also excellent at helping you stay physically safe. I am going through an extremely stressful situation right now and this app has made my life bearable. Although it says it’s for young people, there is no reason why older adults can’t use it. I’m a 55 year old woman. Developers, thank you so much for caring about people like us and creating such a wonderful app that is FREE!! I downloaded other apps like this but was asked to pay to be able to use all the features, and they’re not even as good as this app is!

Hopeless Wanderer ,

Revolutionized my mental health.

Having an animated buddy hold you accountable is a lot more helpful than I'd expected at first. Through this app I've learned to be kinder, more patient, and more understanding to/with myself. I know more about myself and my symptoms; I know many more coping strategies and am able to locate them and remember them if I need. The app reminds me to take my medicine every day and I love that you can add your own calendar events to customize the app. The daily tasks to wake up the buddy are so helpful too; they remind me to slow down and take stock of my life before I go about my day.
I think that, while the app may be aimed at younger folks, it is incredibly helpful for people of all ages. I'm far beyond a teen and I love this app and recommend it to the people in my life who may need it.
Thank you.

Way2Gucci4u ,

Super helpful, few suggestions!

I love this app, and my therapist definitely approved of it and loved the idea. Help is so easily accessible since we usually have our phones on us at all times. I love the crisis mode, thay could save so many people. The “buddies” are so cute and I love doing the tasks to help wake them up! My favorite feature is where you choose what’s wrong and there’s many of options on how to help or cope with the emotions you’re feeling. My suggestion is also make a negative self talk tab. Lot’s of the time I’m down because of self confidence issues and it’s be helpful to include
tips on how to feel better about myself. I also wish for a tab on help with eating disorders. I hope you guys take these suggestions into mind. Thank you for helping me through many hard days!

App Privacy

The developer, Island Health, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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