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.
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
Annual Memorial Service
Book of Rememberance
SIDS Model of Care and Information Hotline for Professionals