Apart of Me

Apart of Me is a safe virtual space that helps families find their way through grief.

We have created a virtual space to help families cope with life-limiting illness, death and grief.

We are now taking the most successful aspects of our prototype and growing them into something amazing. We want to make the Apart of Me experience freely available for whoever needs it.

To achieve this mission, we need your help. Please see some ways you can help here.

The Game Helps Young People By

  • Developing emotional literacy and wisdom around death
  • Curating a secure digital memory box of a loved one
  • Finding and connecting with other people in similar situations
  • Providing tailored mindfulness meditations by the waterpool
  • Encouraging important and difficult conversations with loved ones using in-app quests

The game is based on a variety of evidence-based techniques. Check out the amazing features we have designed and delivered so far...

The inside of the cave, a mysterious place for exploring emotions and stories

The Cave

A mysterious place for catching fireflies, exploring emotions, and hearing user stories from around the world.

The inside of the cave, a mysterious place for exploring emotions and stories

Quests

Each day, a new bottle arrives on the island, containing a quest for your hero. These quests allow the recording of digital memories, so that you can curate a beautiful treasure chest of memories that you can check in with whenever you want.

A challenge has washed up in a bottle
Your character, standing beside a pool of water

The Waterpool

Find some peace with our mindfulness meditations designed to support the grieving process.

Your character, standing beside a pool of water

The Big Question

What happens when we die? Explore the big question through searching for these rocks on the island, listen to perspectives old and new, and develop your own understanding.

Rocks containing a perspective on the big question

Next Steps

We made our prototype available for evaluation by interested organisations and professionals as well as young people and families in a variety of situations. We were stunned by how much demand we uncovered.

74% people would recommend the existing prototype to a family or young person who had someone close to them with a life-limiting illness.

81% would recommend it with only one or two minor changes.

We are now taking the most successful aspects of our prototype and growing them into something amazing. We want to make the Apart of Me experience freely available for whoever needs it. Please see some ways you can help here.

We have big plans for the next stage of our development, sign up below to keep up to date with our plans.

The island awaits you ...

How can I help?

Donate

You donation will help us provide Apart of Me to as many people as possible. Make a contribution, securely via MyDonate.

Apart of Me is a restricted fund under auspices of Prism the Gift Fund, reg. charity 1099682

Volunteer

We're always grateful to have volunteers who can help us with our mission. If you have skills in fundraising, marketing, UX or games development or if you think you can help us in anyway please visit our volunteering page.

Tell us your stories

We're actively looking for people who are happy to share their stories of loss or bereavement, particularly if it relates to loss of a parent or sibling at a young age.

We are building a library of stories which will be available and searchable from within our app, share your story to find out more.

Spread the word

You can help a lot by promoting our campaign by sharing it with your friends on social media or any other way you see fit!

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