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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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    • 4.9 • 16 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.


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    Supporting grieving friends

    Supporting grieving friends

    Knowing how to support someone who’s lost a parent can be difficult and people often find it easier to say nothing at all than to confront the emotions and feelings face on. 


    In this week’s episode, Kat and Emma discuss how to support someone that’s lost a parent both emotionally and physically, from mowing their lawn to ordering takeaways for delivery at their homes. They share their own experiences about what’s useful both straight away after the loss and now, years later. 


    But as well as sharing tips and advice on how to support them, they also highlight the importance of looking after yourself too. You can’t pour from an empty cup. 


    At the end, Emma and Kat share their top five tips for anyone looking to offer support to a grieving friend or loved one.


    You can also watch this episode on YouTube.


    To find out more, visit our website at www.deadparentclub.co.uk, drop us an email at hello@deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:
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    • 26 min
    Losing a loved one to COVID; with Helen Smith

    Losing a loved one to COVID; with Helen Smith

    Losing someone to COVID comes with a whole host of emotions and situations that no one ever would have expected to deal with. 


    In this week’s episode, we spoke to the lovely Helen from the online community Lockdown Grief. 


    Helen shared her own story with us, from losing her Dad to COVID back at the beginning of the first lockdown last April to navigating this huge loss without the physical support from friends and family. 


    She also discussed her feelings on coming out of lockdown and how the support from the online grief community has been a huge silver lining over the past year while she’s been furloughed and grieving. Her own Instagram account Lockdown Grief is providing some much-needed support to other young grievers who have lost someone to COVID or are grieving a loss over the past year and more. 


    You can find Helen on Instagram at - @lockdowngrief


    You can also watch this episode on YouTube.


    To find out more, visit our website at www.deadparentclub.co.uk, drop us an email at hello@deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:
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    • 53 min
    Grief & Guilt; with Dr Tom

    Grief & Guilt; with Dr Tom

    Feelings of guilt come hand in hand with grief all too often, and it can be hard to understand why. 


    In this week’s episode, we were joined by clinical psychologist Dr Tom Cliffe to discuss why feelings are guilt are so common when we’re grieving and what we can do to navigate them. 


    We asked Dr. Tom a lot of our own questions about guilt and grief, specifically in the instances of the different types of guilt you experience, such as not being there when your parent passed, when you’ve had a difficult relationship with them, feelings of relief after they’ve died and all of the complexities that come with this. We also delve into how guilt can have a profound impact on our behaviours as an adult and how this can affect the relationships you have with others and with yourself. 
    You can also watch this episode on YouTube.
    To find out more, visit our website at www.deadparentclub.co.uk, drop us an email at hello@deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:
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    • 34 min
    The aftermath

    The aftermath

    No one understands those immediate moments, hours, days, months or years after loss like the people that have been through it.
    In this week's episode, Kat and Emma talk about those immediate days after their Mum's died, how our grief affects us in different ways as we get older and how no matter how many years go by you always look for ways to feel connected to them.
    We’d love for you to reach out and let us know if you listened or if you’d like us to cover a specific grief topic in any of our upcoming episodes. 


    You can also watch this episode on YouTube!
    To find out more, visit our website at www.deadparentclub.co.uk, drop us an email at hello@deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:
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    • 32 min
    Season 2 - Losing a Mother

    Season 2 - Losing a Mother

    Losing a Mother as a young adult changes your life forever. And don’t Kat and Emma know it. 


    Welcome to episode one of Season 2 of the Dead Parent Club podcast! 


    Mother’s Day is a difficult time of year for so many of us for a whole host of reasons. So we thought today would be the perfect opportunity to share more about our own grief stories. And give you some gentle advice and tips on how to get through the day as unscathed as possible - and how the day changes as the years go on.


    In this episode, we’ll both share our own experiences with grief and how our losses have shaped us into the people we are today. 


    We’ll also be sharing how our attitude and approach to Mother’s Day has changed over the years, offering some valuable advice on getting through one of the hardest days in a grieving child’s calendar year! 


    More than anything - we hope this episode offers you some comfort today, and gives you a few laughs too. 


    We’d love for you to reach out and let us know if you listened or if you’d like us to cover a specific grief topic in any of our upcoming episodes. 


    You can also watch this episode on YouTube!


    To find out more, visit our website at www.deadparentclub.co.uk, drop us an email at hello@deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:


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    • 39 min
    Season 2 is coming

    Season 2 is coming

    Talking about grief and death is still considered a taboo subject. People feel uncomfortable bringing it up, and many people tend to shy away from the subject entirely. 


    Here at the Dead Parent Club podcast, we’re passionate about speaking candidly about grief. Especially when it comes to our dead parents, and how those losses have shaped ours - and our guests’ - lives. 


    We are so excited to be releasing the trailer for Season 2 of the podcast! With an all new look and feel (and an additional host!), Kat and Emma will be breaking down the barriers around talking about grief and how losing a parent at a young age shapes your life forever. 


    Our trailer will give you a unique insight into what you can expect to see and hear in the upcoming season and when we’ll be releasing our very first episode! 


    We’ll also be re-introducing a relatively familiar face to the podcast, Kat’s friend and fellow member of the DPC Emma Jones.


    To find out more, visit our website at www.dearparentclub.co.uk, drop us an email at hello@deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:


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    We look forward to releasing our first episode of Season 2 VERY soon! Keep your eyes peeled! 
     
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Jess_twm ,

Amazing Podcast

I lost my father a year ago this month and I don’t know how I would of got through the last year without this podcast. It’s so comforting knowing I am not alone on this journey as a young person going through a loss of a parent. I have cried and laughed in every episode, I can’t get enough! Thank you for sharing your beautiful stories. All the best! ❤️

xsunlit_shadowsx ,

Much Needed!

If you’ve in your 20s and 30s and have lost a parent, this podcast will make you feel less alone, and maybe even give you some strategies for dealing with your grief. The hosts have both lost their moms, and they’re very empathetic, while also bringing in moments of levity.

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