After a young sudden cardiac death, Cardiac Risk in the Young offer emotional support to the family, as well as offering clinical support through expert pathology and expert cardiology as part of their bereavement programme.

It is advised that all first-degree relatives are screened following a sudden cardiac death, and it is important that the family is seen by an expert cardiologist. CRY can offer advice about family screening.

CRY offers emotional support through a network of volunteers who have suffered the sudden death of a child, sibling or partner. They have completed a two year British Association of Counselling (BAC) accredited course so that they can support others through their loss.





If you have suffered a bereavement please call us on 01737 363222



In 2011 CRY held the first Bereavement Support Day specifically for siblings who had lost a brother or sister to a young sudden cardiac death. This inspired the first in our series of Grief Booklets, ‘Sibling Grief’, which was launched in 2012, followed by ‘A Father’s Grief’ which was launched on Father’s Day 2013. February 2014 will saw the launch of ‘A Partners’ Grief. March 2015 a booklet specifically for Mums was launched. Each booklet contains ten personal stories written by individuals who have experienced the tragedy of a young sudden cardiac death.