Apps for Grief

Apps can be an excellent resource for an easy way to find understanding, especially when grieving.   We received no compensation for sharing these with you.

Please note, MGC cannot vouch for each of these resources, but we encourage you to look around and see which, if any, seem right for you.

There may be a cost associated with some of these apps.

Good Grief 

A social network for loss that’s free where grieving people can privately connect, chat, and support each other in finding a new normal. Goodgrief is for people ages 18 and up. Goodgrief works by putting you in touch with others who lost their spouse, parent, sibling, child, relative, or friend due to a variety of causes. Create a private profile by answering questions related to your loss. Then, connect to other people through a one-on-one in-app texting service. Your private information is never seen publicly and chats are private and secure. Additional filters narrow your connections by age, gender, religion, time frame, and type and cause of loss. Apple Store   Google Play

Empathy

Empathy gives you personalized, step-by-step guidance through the challenges of losing a loved one, from practical, legal, and financial details to emotional support.

Smiles and Tears

Appropriate for kids age 4 and up. Smiles and Tears is like a virtual diary where kids can document their favorite memories of the person they lost. They can add pictures, release balloon messages, fill a memory jar, and even send virtual “gifts” to their loved one. It provides an interactive tool to record memories, send gifts and write thoughts, feelings and emotions. As well as these interactive tools, Smiles and Tears have also provided tips on how to manage emotions such as anger, confusion, guilt, loneliness etc. which are all common when someone significant dies.  Apple Store

Apart of Me

Apart of Me is a charity dedicated to supporting children, young people, and parents through loss and trauma.
Their aim is to be your trusted guide through life’s biggest challenges. They 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 they do is their multi-award-winning therapeutic game, which was co-created by experts in child psychology and bereaved young people. It translates bereavement counseling techniques into a magical 3D world and is totally free to use. 
Apple Store   Google Play

Headspace

An app aimed at promoting well-being through meditation and mindfulness techniques. Coping with grief is one area of mental well-being that you can sign up to receive helpful meditations for. You can begin with a ‘basics’ taster and choose to subscribe for regular updates.  Headspace founder Andy Puddicombe says: “You’re not trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings. You’re learning to observe them without judgement.”

The app is available to download on the Apple App Store, and Google Play.

 

APPS TO HELP WITH ANXIETY, DEPRESSION OR SLEEP PROBLEMS

Calm 

#1 app for sleep, mediation and relaxation  https://www.calm.com/

Youper 

Description from their website:   Youper is the only mental health service that understands you and provides care that fits your unique needs, preferences, and budget. With or without insurance, Youper has an affordable plan for youYou can start with digital therapy, choose to receive care from coaches and therapists who really listen to you, or get an evaluation and diagnosis from a doctor. No matter your plan, Youper is available 24/7 to support you wherever and whenever you need it. https://www.youper.ai/