25 November 2021

CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) Ireland has launched an all-island freephone helpline to support families grieving the loss of someone due to sudden cardiac death (SCD). The Helpline also supports those living with a lifestyle change because of a diagnosis of an inherited cardiac condition. 


CRY Ireland creates awareness of SCD, inherited cardiac conditions and supports those who have been affected by these conditions through the free access to cardiac assessments, bereavement counselling and family support programmes.


Lucia Ebbs, CEO of CRY said “Many of us here at CRY, including our team of trained helpline volunteers have experienced the loss of a loved one to sudden cardiac death and we truly understand the significance of having a listening ear and team of support around you, when coping with this loss. Grief has no limits and it shouldn’t be dealt with alone. If you need someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to The CRY Helpline from any of the 32 counties across Ireland.” 


Sports Broadcaster and CRY Ambassador, Jacqui Hurley said “It is a privilege to help launch CRY’s freephone service. After losing my brother Sean, I know how much it means to have a listening ear and a team of support around you. I would encourage anyone who might be coping with the loss of someone to sudden cardiac death or inherited cardiac condition, to give CRY a call. They truly understand what you are going through.” 


The CRY Helpline service is available between the hours of 7-9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 12 noon on Wednesdays and 4-6pm on Sundays. 


 To call The CRY Helpline please call either of the following freephone numbers:

Republic of Ireland – 1800 714 080, Northern Ireland/UK - 00 44 80 0640 6280


For more information, please visit cry.ie