Due to funding pressures, the Sudden service is now closed.
If you are bereaved and in crisis, please use the resources on our website or call The Samaritans on 116 123. Please contact your GP directly if you require any immediate support and in case of an emergency, please call 999.
If you are a professional or community organisation in contact with bereaved people in the first days of their bereavement, we can provide you with free support books to help adults and children cope with their grief. To order free support books, please click here.
Anyone can donate to Sudden to help us care for more people by clicking here.
Sudden is a charity service providing help for suddenly-bereaved people, due to COVID-19, or any other illness, sudden event, or suicide. We provide a named case worker (over the phone or in other digital ways) from day one, onwards, for up to ten weeks, helping with emotional support and practical issues, and finding extra support for you in your community. We also provide online information and guidance. We also provide help and information for people who are caring for suddenly-bereaved people, including family members, friends, communities and professionals.
Read what people say about us and use the links below to access our help and information.