Service Update

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.

Sudden is an early intervention service providing emotional and practical support in the first ten weeks following an unexpected bereavement.

If you want to access the Sudden service but it is outside our opening hours, or you do not want to call or email us at this time, you can instead use a short online form, below.

Our service is confidential. We will not share anything you tell us on a form with anyone else (unless we have your permission, which we would always seek first).