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The Dead Parent Club is a community of like-minded young adults all grieving a similar loss. Each week, Kat and Emma speak candidly about their own grief journeys and are joined by guests and experts with the aim to help you as you navigate this new normal. This podcast will be your friend: it'll make you laugh, cry, and feel connected to people that really get it.
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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 66 Ratings

The Dead Parent Club is a community of like-minded young adults all grieving a similar loss. Each week, Kat and Emma speak candidly about their own grief journeys and are joined by guests and experts with the aim to help you as you navigate this new normal. This podcast will be your friend: it'll make you laugh, cry, and feel connected to people that really get it.
A This Is Distorted Production
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/deadparentclub.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Grieving on TikTok: with Chloe Kent

    Grieving on TikTok: with Chloe Kent

    Are more grievers heading to TikTok?
    Welcome to our FINAL episode of Season 3! We can not believe we're here already...
    In this week's episode we interview TikTok'er and future sitcom writer (you heard it here first) Chloe Kent!
    Chloe headed to TikTok to create videos relating to the death of her mum back at the start of Covid. In this episode she shares her own grief story and how the pandemic forced her to slow down and start to process her grief, which led to her now 300k+ followers on the video platform.
    Does she get backlash for using humour? What do her family think about it? And what's next? Find out in our latest and last episode of season 3.
    To find out more, visit our website at www.deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:
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    Special thanks to This Is Distorted for their time and effort in producing this podcast
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    • 38 min
    5 Years Later: Do you return to your pre-DPC self?

    5 Years Later: Do you return to your pre-DPC self?

    Someone once said that you 'won't start to feel more like your normal self until 5 years after the death'. Is this true? Is it partially true? Does it really ever happen?
    In this episode we discuss how our emotions and sense of self changed between before-Mum-dying (BMD) and after-Mum-dying (AMD) - and how those parts of us changed or returned after 5 years.
    Are there any parts of the before-parent-dying (BPD) self that you miss? Let us know!
    To find out more, visit our website at www.deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:
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    Special thanks to This Is Distorted for their time and effort in producing this podcast
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    • 33 min
    The support we need when we're grieving: Emily Untangle Grief

    The support we need when we're grieving: Emily Untangle Grief

    This week Emily Cummin - Founder of Grief Community and Companion App Untangle - joins us on the podcast to share her own experiences of grief. And how these experiences, and the difficulties that came with navigating all of those practical and emotional elements of the death of someone you love led to the creation of Untangle.
    To find out more, visit our website at www.deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:
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    Special thanks to This Is Distorted for their time and effort in producing this podcast
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    • 36 min
    I needed to be reminded that I am still me: Rebecca Soffer

    I needed to be reminded that I am still me: Rebecca Soffer

    This week we're joined by Co-Founder of Modern Loss and Author Rebecca Soffer.
    Rebecca found herself without her mum or her dad by her early thirties. In this episode we share how the death of her mum then her dad affected her differently, navigating life as a young person who still wanted to have fun but also craved an environment where she could talk about these huge things that happened to her, building the Modern Loss community and how this has shaped her grieving journey over time, building a life for herself while honouring her parents and the launch of her book The Modern Loss Handbook: An Interactive Guide to Moving Through Grief and Building Your Resilience.
    To find out more, visit our website at www.deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:
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    Special thanks to This Is Distorted for their time and effort in producing this podcast
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    • 51 min
    The surviving parent: with Stacey Heale

    The surviving parent: with Stacey Heale

    What's life like as a surviving parent? How do you navigate your children's emotions AND your own?
    In this week's episode we're taking a new perspective on life as a member of the DPC and we got down and griefy with the PHENOMENAL Stacey Heale.
    If you don't follow her on Instagram yet (what are you doing?) find her at stacey_heale.
    Stacey's husband Greg Gilbert died a year ago, leaving behind two children aged 5 and 7.
    Their children were just 1 and 3 when he was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in 2016, leaving them both reeling and suddenly having to navigate marriage, parenthood, work and life with a terminal diagnosis looming over them.
    In this episode, Stacey speaks frankly and openly about life as the parent who has to carry on. She takes us on a journey many of us having been on before.
    The conversations parents have behind closed doors after such a diagnosis How to tell the kids and when to tell them Picking up the responsibility of caring for yourself and your grieving children The worry for your children as they grow up Questioning whether you've done the right thing LonelinessUsing sex and food (cherry bakewells and wine in particular) as a crutch What she hopes to hear from her children as they grow up
    To find out more, visit our website at www.deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:
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    Special thanks to This Is Distorted for their time and effort in producing this podcast
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Navigating grief's mix of emotions

    Navigating grief's mix of emotions

    We feel a LOT after our parent/s have died. And it can be pretty overwhelming knowing what to do with the different types of emotions you experience. 
    In this episode, we share our own experiences of the emotions we felt both before and straight after our mum’s died, as well as all the emotions we experienced in the months and years afterwards. 
    Hopefully this episode helps you feel less alone in your own grief. 
    Expect to hear more about:

    The emotions we both felt straight after our parents died How we felt angry at the people around us Feeling like a fraud and like we have to keep up a facade of joy and happinessRealising that we needed help How all of us are very individual in the way we approach grief The difference between what we expected to feel and what we did feelGrief and the impact on our self esteem
    And much more!
    To find out more, visit our website at www.deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:
    Instagram
    Facebook
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    Special thanks to This Is Distorted for their time and effort in producing this podcast
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/deadparentclub.

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Truffelie ,

So helpful

I’ve only just discovered this but it’s so refreshing to hear grief talked about in an everyday way. Love it ! Thank you x

RSDham ,

Great podcast

I just discovered this podcast after losing my father to covid 4 months ago. I’m glad that this is here and is making grief seem normal. It’s so important to have conversations about grief because it really is the thing that everyone will experience at one point or another.

Bexyybop ,

Everything I hoped it would be🌟

I’ve recently discovered this podcast and have started listening to it from episode one. It is deep, heartwarming, funny in all the right ways and makes you feel so much less alone with everything you go through when you end up in the DPC. Thanks so much you two x

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