For more information contact:
Louis Weinstock – 07815557391
Ben Page – 07985938682
Notes to editors:
Bounce Works: https://bounce.works
Apart of Me: https://apartofme.app
The app is freely available on iOS and Android.
Bouncework’s Advisors Over the past few years Ben and Louis have been working closely with a team of advisors, young people and parents who have lost a loved one.
Mandy, widow and mother of 2, said: “If we’d had this game available to us when my wife was still alive she would have enjoyed helping him create a memory box and having set tasks to do would’ve made this incredibly daunting task more manageable for her.”
Olly Clabburn, who lost his father to MND, and is now doing a PHD investigating the use of digital legacies for people living with motor neurone disease said: “What’s amazing and unique about Apart of Me is children can create a legacy alongside their ill family member.”
One of the venture’s main advisors, Jamie, lost his dad to a liver cancer 3 years ago. Without the resources or conversations he needed, Jamie found himself going rapidly downhill, hanging out with the wrong crowd and getting excluded from school. Since being involved with Louis and the Bounce Works project, Jamie has been studying a graphic design course at college, and is getting back on his feet.
He says of Apart of Me: “If I’d have had something that would have reminded me how precious the time was, before it was too late, that would have been amazing. Since being involved in this project, I have been able to find some meaning from all of those dark times”.
Three of the UK’s leading bereavement charities have partnered with Bounce Works to aid with the development and distribution of Apart of Me:
“Teenagers and Young Adults in particular are a group that we have collectively identified as needing more innovative and digitally-led therapeutic and talking tools to help them process their grief. Our combined involvement in the ‘Apart of Me’ App represents our commitment to the development and progression of bereavement services in the UK, to make sure every bereaved child is supported through their grief.”
- Richard Fogleman, CEO, Grief Encounter
“Winston’s Wish is delighted to be working with Bounce Works to develop Apart of Me. It is so important that we continue to develop and offer young people support in a way that they are comfortable with and that appeals to them. Engaging young people in traditional ways can be challenging, yet we know that with the right support following a bereavement, this age group is able to adapt to their new reality with confidence and go on to live full and flourishing lives. We feel that Apart of Me will offer a valuable tool to work with this age group in the future.”
- Sacha Richardson, Director of Clinical Services, Winston’s Wish
“The young people supported by Child Bereavement UK tell us how important it is to be able to access support via a range of media and frequently emphasise how important the digital world is to them. We are delighted to be working with Bounce Works to create Apart of Me.”
- Ann Rowland, Director Bereavement Support & Education, Child Bereavement UK
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