KÄPY – Child Death Families KÄPY ry

KÄPY ry is a non-governmental organization devoted to providing peer support for families whose child has died. KÄPY was founded in 1991 by families who had lost a child through SIDS, and the original Finnish name reflected that. But since its foundation KÄPY has grown a lot. The organisation offers support primarily to families and parents whose child has died in the late stages of pregnancy, in infancy, childhood, or young adulthood. KÄPY provides peer support, peer training, promotes the interests of families and takes part in research.

If you are interested in to participate peer support group, please contact our staff, tuki(at)kapy.fi or call 045-6524395

For grief support call

Our counseling line
+358 45 325 9595
is open at Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 and 12:00 – 14:00
or you can also email to us tuki@kapy.fi

Death of a child, support brochure

The support brochure is free of charge for families who have lost a child. We deliver only to Finland and aim to send the material within two weeks of the order. 

The topic of the support brochure Death of a Child – Information and Support for Bereaved Families is grief and the loss of a child, processed from viewpoints of different family members, regardless of the child’s age or cause of death. The support brochure offers information and comfort to those who have lost their child, and also to professionals working with them.


Some links for grieving parents


Contact us

KÄPY – Child Death Families KÄPY ry

Åkerlundinkatu 3 B, 4. krs.
33100 Tampere

Tel. +358 45 652 4395
Email. tuki@kapy.fi