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Irish Sudden Infant Death Association irish sudden infant death association
 

Description
The Irish Sudden Infant Death Association (ISIDA) is a voluntary organisation that:
  • offers support to families bereaved by Sudden Infant Death and others affected by it.
  • provides information on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome to parents, professionals, the media and the public at large.
  • promotes and supports research into the causes and prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
  • raises funds to support the above.
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), commonly called cot death, is the sudden death of an infant or young child which is unexpected by history and in which a thorough post mortem examination fails to demonstrate an adequate cause of death. Each week in Ireland a child dies suddenly and unexpectedly, a victim of Cot Death (SIDS).

    Aims and Objectives:
    • To support those who have been affected by Sudden Infant Death.
    • To fund research into the causes of Sudden Infant Death.
    • To provide information on Sudden Infant Death.

Services
ISIDA provides a variety of support and information services. These services are provided by trained staff and trained volunteers who have themselves experienced the feelings of grief, loss and isolation which follows the death of a child. The services include:
  • Nationwide Support Helpline 1850 391 391
  • Bereavement Group Therapy for newly bereaved parents and children
  • Befriending Service
  • Annual Memorial Service
  • Book of Rememberance
  • SIDS Model of Care and Information Hotline for Professionals
  • Regional Information Meetings
  • Speakers for professionals and community groups
  • National Sudden Infant Death Register

Contact
  Irish Sudden Infant Death Association,
Carmichael House,
4 North Brunswick Street,
  Dublin 7.
Tel: 01 - 873 2711
Helpline: 1 850 391 391
Fax: 01 - 872 6056
Email: kibnsidr@iol.ie
Web: www.iol.ie/~isidansr/home.htm
 

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