Graham called Sudden after his wife Liz died suddenly following an illness. They had been married for 33 years and Graham felt bereft and overwhelmed with feelings of intense grief.
Over six sessions, Graham received support from his caseworker who offered a listening ear, helped him understand the impacts of a sudden bereavement and provided guidance to develop and build coping and resilience through such a devastating time.
Graham says: “Looking back, it is hard to realise how so very dark my days really were back then when Sudden came to my rescue.
“I honestly and sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, feel that if I hadn’t had the good fortune to be able to talk to my caseworker, and be listened to, as well as unload my many feelings at that time, I may not (without any dramatisation) be sat here now writing this.
“Thank you so very much Sudden.”