Smiles & Tears has been developed by Nelson’s Journey, a charity based in Norfolk, UK. They support children and young people aged 0 – 17yrs inclusive who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life. Their award winning Youth Panel identified a need for a Smartphone app which would help support children and young people in their grief. It provides an interactive tool to record memories, send gifts and write thoughts, feelings and emotions. As well as these interactive tools, Nelson’s Journey have also provided tips on how to manage emotions such as anger, confusion, guilt, loneliness etc. which are all common when someone has been bereaved of a special person.

The app was funded by BBC Children in Need and with significant support from Selesti a Norfolk based digital company, Smiles & Tears has been developed to support all children and young people who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life.

What's New

Version 1.0.1

We've updated our application to use a secured SSL connection. Meaning your data is even more secure than ever!

Ratings and Reviews



Lovely, simple but very effective app. However I’m having trouble adding any photos or seeing pictures of gifts etc.


Lovely Cause!

Have had a look around the app itself and found the content to be very encouraging and engaging! We’ll be making all our pupils aware of the charity incase they are ever in need! We had a few teething issues with older devices but other than that our kids have all loved it, the way they can send gifts to their loved ones and keep a track of how they’re feeling!

I would like to point out the review by NorwichRed is very misleading and inappropriate. I imagine the reasons for making users register is so they can login and out on different devices. If there was no login, anybody could pickup their phone and view the stored details! They’re protecting their data with the login rather than abusing it. Additionally I was presented with a disclaimer notice when using the app for the first time which included a note so say if you have any concerns please get in touch. So for anybody reading NorwichReds review. Take it with the lightest pinch of salt possible as they clearly do not know what they’re talking about.


Simple but effective

This app is a lovely idea for those who want something to help them remember someone special who has died. Young people are almost surgically attached to their phones these days, making this app always accessible to them.

As a professional who works with the bereaved and volunteer for a number of children's bereavement charities (including NJ) I have already recommended this to a number of people/young people.

Highly recommended.


Selesti Limited
105.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Selesti


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