Support literature

Sudden provides free books for adults and children on coping with a sudden bereavement.

Whether you have been bereaved yourself, or are caring for someone who has, contact us for copies.

When someone you love dies suddenly – book for adults

This book by Sudden is for people who have suffered the shattering experience of a loved one dying suddenly.

It aims to help you understand emotions and feelings commonly suffered. It provides straightforward advice on how to cope and who can help you to recover.

Someone has died suddenly – book for children

Acclaimed picture book for children to read with their carer when someone has died suddenly.

This book provides simple explanations of what happens after a sudden death, in language that children can easily understand.

Helping suddenly bereaved children

As a parent or carer, it can be particularly difficult to know what to say to bereaved children or how to behave around them.

This guide that accompanies the children’s book helps adults to provide support to bereaved children.