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.
A sudden death is devastating for children and their families. There is no time to prepare or say goodbye. Often, the person who dies is a parent or sibling, leaving behind a bereft family.
Use the buttons below to navigate our guidance on helping children of all ages who have been bereaved by any sudden cause, including COVID-19 (coronavirus).
You can also contact us for help from an experienced case worker.
Call our helpline or send us an email.