In deepest sympathy. We are so sorry for your loss.
SUDK UK does not directly provide bereavement support for families. This service is provided by the SUDC Foundation, who supports over 1000 families worldwide, including many in the UK. The SUDC Foundation is experienced in the unique challenges and unanswered questions that follow a sudden, unexpected and unexplained loss of a child.
Please register with us to access professional and peer bereavement support and to be part of the global community of SUDC families. The SUDC Foundation is based in the U.S. and can also be reached on 001 973 795 1257 or directly via their website www.sudc.org
Families affected by the sudden unexpected death of a child can also visit The Good Grief Trust for targeted local and national support, advice and information. If you struggle to find local support please do let us know and we may be able to advise you.
SUDC UK has worked alongside other organisations to help produce an NHS information leaflet aimed at helping families understand some of the things that will happen soon after the death of a child and the support that is available: When a child dies – A guide for parents and carers.
The Lullaby Trust is a UK charity that supports families who have been affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child. Working with the NHS, they run a national health-visitor led service for bereaved parents, Care of Next Infant (CONI) programme, which supports families before and after the birth of a new baby. This service can be offered to families who have had a young child die suddenly and unexpectedly. For further information please visit www.lullabytrust.org.uk.
If you live in Wales please find out more about the support services offered by 2 Wish Upon A Star for anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a child or young adult.