A traumatic and challenging experience
An overview of how sudden deaths are unique, but share traumatic and challenging elements for bereaved people
The early days and weeks: dealing with the shock and grief
An overview of responses that commonly follow a sudden death, including shock and grief, and appropriate care to ensure suddenly-bereaved people feel safe and supported during this challenging time.
After a month: identifying and helping people with traumatic grief responses and post-traumatic stress
An overview of traumatic grief and post-traumatic stress responses that continue beyond a month for many suddenly bereaved people, and appropriate treatment of these debilitating conditions to enable a return to a full and happy life.
Viewing the body
How to give suddenly bereaved people information and advice to help them decide whether or not to view a body, and ensure any viewing is a long-term positive experience
Sign up for the Sudden email bulletin for the latest news, research and initiatives in supporting people bereaved by sudden death.