Designed by bereaved young people for bereaved young people

The app enables you to get the support that you want in your own space and in your own time.



- James, 17

Grief: Support for Young People is an App created by a group of bereaved young people working directly with Child Bereavement UK. It was developed for 11-25-year-olds who have been bereaved of someone important to them, and can also be used by friends, teachers, parents, and professionals who would like to know how to support bereaved young people.

The app has information about:

  • bereavement
  • grief
  • feelings
  • how others can help

It includes a built-in notepad so you can write down how you are feeling and also links to Child Bereavement UK’s website where you can use search facilities to find other support organisations near you.

You can also read what other bereaved young people have to say about their experiences of grief.

The app gives bereaved young people access to support whenever and wherever they need it, and helps friends, parents and professionals to support them and better understand the needs of this age group.

 

Really helpful. Good advice and support that is easily accessible for young people.



- Apple App Store review


How the App came about

A group of young people aged 11 to 25 met fortnightly after school, over the academic year and worked as a team to project manage the app development.

These young people took the lead, with facilitation and support from a Child Bereavement UK Youth Support Worker, to identified the need, come up with the idea, plan the layout, and write and design the content, consulting with professionals regarding design issues and layout decisions, identifying key tasks and allocating responsibilities.

They collaborated with an app development company to brief in their requirements and to finalise the technical specification and design.

Click here to find out more about Child Bereavement UK's Groups for Young People.