initiative by brake
  • Sudden death is devastating

    It tears apart families, leaving children without a mum, dad or sibling, parents without a child, or individuals without a partner. There is no time to prepare or say goodbye. Life is changed forever.

  • Sudden death is horrific

    People bereaved by sudden death suffer terribly. They are often left isolated, bewildered and traumatised, and need support to help them cope.

  • We provide literature to help families cope

    Sudden provides books and guides to help adults and children cope in the aftermath of a sudden death.

  • We help professionals support suddenly bereaved people

    Sudden shares global best practice and research through reports and events, to help professionals support people suddenly bereaved by any cause.

What we do...

We understand that people bereaved by sudden death suffer terribly – whether it’s through a road crash, suicide, disaster, war, accident, or undiagnosed medical reasons. They are often left isolated, bewildered and traumatised and need specialist support to help them cope and move forwards with their lives.

Sudden is a global charitable initiative by Brake, the road safety charity, sharing best practice, research and resources among professionals and carers who work with suddenly bereaved people. Through this, we aim to help ease the suffering of people bereaved by any kind of sudden death.

We do this by offering: