The prevention of sudden cardiac death of young persons in Ireland.
To provide both access for families in Ireland, north and south, bereaved by the sudden cardiac death of a young person, to free screening and emotional support services, in an empathetic environment and to support research into the prevention of sudden cardiac death.
- To provide access to free Clinical Assessment and Management to all families who have suffered, or are at risk of, a Sudden Cardiac Death.
- To provide a Family Support Programme, offering free access to Listening Volunteers, Mentors and bereavement specialists.
- To organize events, and provide access to information and networks.
- To support research into the causes and prevention of sudden cardiac death, in collaboration with other likeminded bodies.
Clinical Assessment & Management Programme
CRY provides access to free cardiac assessment at its Centre at Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin for families who have lost a young person through SCD or SADS (Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome), or who are affected by, or at risk from, inherited conditions that cause SCD.
Comprehensive cardiac investigations are performed, and results are discussed at a single visit.
Long term management plans or schedules for repeat assessment are arranged as necessary.
Family Support Programme
This Programme offers emotional support to families, bereaved through Sudden Cardiac Death, by providing free access to a team of trained Active Listeners and Mentors, referral where necessary to trained specialists and access to a range of supportive events, tools and information.
The Family Support Programme also aims to raise awareness of Cardiac Risk in the Young, and related health issues.
This programme aims to support research into the treatment of inherited cardiac conditions and the prevention of sudden cardiac death. The support from CRY may include a grant for specific research projects, assistance in identifying and recruiting suitable subjects for research projects and disseminating results of research projects.
Our Clinical Assessment & Management Programme is the heart of CRY, and the Family Support Programme is its soul