The Sudden Death Association support people bereaved by sudden death. There are many causes of sudden death. COVID-19, other communicable diseases or undiagnosed medical conditions, suicide, road crashes, terrorism and conflict, natural disasters and drownings, and accidents in the workplace and home. 

People bereaved by sudden death are in shock, grieving and have often witnessed or suffered a traumatic event. They may be isolated. They may be  facing many immediate, practical challenges that are bewildering and overwhelming. 

Sudden is a charitable initiative for suddenly bereaved people and the people caring for them. Their mission is to ease the suffering of people bereaved by any kind of sudden death.


Sudden Helpline Call 0800 121 6510 between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Friday (We are working to extend these opening hours as quickly as possible.)

If you are calling outside these hours, talk to our friends at the National Bereavement Partnership between 7am and 10pm on 0800 448 0800 for emotional support.

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