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.
Whether you are a family member, neighbour, or charity volunteer, if you are providing care and love to someone who has been suddenly bereaved by any cause, inclusive of COVID-19, then you are a community hero.
Scroll down this page for links to help you do this important work. It gives you tips to help best, and look after yourself.
You can also contact Sudden for more help. We offer suddenly-bereaved people a case worker for the early weeks of their bereavement, and can also give you help down the line too.
If you are a professional, for example a GP or charity worker, you can also go to our pages for professionals, which includes details of our events and tools (which are also open to everyone working to help suddenly-bereaved people).
Scroll down for our guidance for carers.