A child loses a parent every 22 minutes in the UK.
Grief does not discriminate. Many young people face the tragedy of losing a loved one - yet they are often left out of conversations about death and grief. Not grieving fully or openly can put them at risk of facing further challenges later in life.
25% of under 20s who take their own life have experienced childhood bereavement.
We can’t change how many young people lose someone they love - but we can help them to find a way through their grief towards a brighter future.
Apart of Me solves one of the hardest challenges any parent can face: how to help your children grieve. We are here to support young people and their families through the heartbreak and confusion of grief, and help them learn to live fully despite their loss.
Apart of Me is a charity dedicated to supporting bereaved children, young people, and parents. Our aim is to be your trusted guide through grief, helping you to explore, understand, accept and articulate your experience of grief and the wide range of emotions connected to it. We empower you to work with ‘difficult’ emotions and to discover your own strength and wisdom hidden in the darkest of places.
At the core of what we do is our multi-award-winning therapeutic game, which was co-created by experts in child psychology and bereaved young people. It translates bereavement-counselling techniques into a magical 3D world and is totally free to use.
Grief counselling is expensive and not appealing or available to a lot of young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. More young people are turning to social media to process their grief, but what they find isn’t necessarily fit for purpose.
That’s why we created Apart of Me - a unique experience that is available to young people whenever they need, talks their language, and has been designed specially for them in a format they can engage with.
Apart of Me is a safe space available at all times, a place where a young person can begin to understand their grief at a pace that suits them, remember the person they have lost, and hear from other young people who know what it is like to lose someone you love.
Apart of Me works in partnership with some of the major Child Bereavement charities in the UK including Child Bereavement UK, Grief Encounter and Hospice UK. We have also won multiple awards and industry recognition.
The game was named Best Youth Focused Emotional Support Application at the Global Health & Pharma Technology Awards and received a Points of Light Award from the Prime Minister. We were also a finalist at the Tech4Good Awards and shortlisted for a BAFTA Award. Apart of Me has been featured by the BBC, The Guardian, Evening Standard, Huffington Post, and ITN.
We’ve been awarded the Orcha Health App Quality Mark, been included in the Welsh Government’s Mental Health Toolkit, received a recommendation on this list of Notable Digital Media For Children from the US, and to top it all off Louis received an award on behalf of Apart of Me from the Prime Minister's Office.