What bereaved people say about us

Sudden is providing vital help to people who have been suddenly bereaved. Here’s what some of our service users say about Sudden:

“Reaching out for support has brought me love and kindness from so many unexpected places.”

“Sudden have been so wonderful in helping me get through my sister’s suicide.’”

“I appreciate you keeping in touch. Being proactive and calling me really helps. It’s hard asking others for help when you’re normally the one helping others. You’re an angel, thank you.”

“I’m really glad I called. Thank you, you’ve made me feel a little better about everything.”

“I really appreciate you calling and checking in with me, it helps to talk about my feelings and have someone I don’t know listen to me – makes me feel better.”

“You called at the perfect time, I was feeling low, talking to you really helps.”

“Thank you for listening and being so caring and kind.”

“Thank you for all your help, you do a lovely job. Everyone needs someone like you.”

“You help me, you don’t know that you do but you do, thank you very much.”

“I am so glad you are here, I can’t talk to anyone, particularly not my family.”

Sudden can also provide help with practical issues:

“Thank you for telling me about the bereavement support payment. These things are easy to forget when you’re in so much pain.”

“Thank you for giving me the idea to have my shopping collected and delivered to me.”

“Thank you for telling me about the bereavement trust – the lady I spoke to was lovely and very helpful and I like that I can call them on an evening any day of the year, including weekends.”

If you need support:

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Find out more about how we can help.

If you, or someone you know, has experienced sudden bereavement, Sudden can help. Call us on 0800 2600 400 or contact us at help@sudden.org and we’ll arrange for a dedicated caseworker to call you back. We help from day one, onwards, for the first ten weeks of bereavement, when people are often in extreme need of care and support, suffering from shock and huge change in their lives.

Sudden is reliant on donations. We are a charity-run service. If you’d like to contribute to our crucial work, particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, then please donate to Sudden. Sudden is run and hosted by Brake, the road safety charity.