Sudden Infant Death (Cot Death)

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has a leaflet on Reducing the risk of Cot Death.

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Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths

Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) is the UK's leading cot death charity. Includes a 24 hour helpline for advice and information.

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Scottish Cot Death Trust

The Trust has three main aims:- To raise funds for the research into the causes and, hopefully, the prevention of Cot Death. To improve and extend the support available to bereaved families. To educate the public and health care professionals about Cot Death.

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Child Death Helpline

The helpline is run by professionals and parents working in partnership to provide a listening service that offers emotional support to all those affected by the death of a child. (Freephone 0800 282986.)

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Reduce the Risk of Cot Death

Information from the Department of Health.

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Sudden infant death syndrome

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Cot death and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

Information from BUPA.

See also the Patient UK bereavement page


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

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