Dead Parent Club

The Dead Parent Club is the accessible friend for every young person who has prematurely lost a parent/s.

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While living with her Dad’s alcohol addiction and balancing life as as a student, Natalie’s Mum was suddenly diagnosed with terminal cancer and given days to live.

After her Mum died, her Dad’s addiction took a turn for the worst and she expected every phone call she’d get to be telling her he had died or he was in hospital. 

We discuss how her grief feels different for both of her parents and how it felt like she’d been grieving her dad for years by the time he had died, whereas her Mum’s death came as a huge shock. 

Natalie talks about how she noticed the difference in support to her Dad’s death compared to her Mum’s and how we’ve all still got so much to learn about addiction and the affect it has on people’s families. 

This is such an important podcast and it does a fantastic job of highlighting how everyone’s experience with death and grief can be so different.

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I’ve been so excited to share this episode that we recorded before Christmas because I am just obsessed with Ann and her page ‘Grief Kid’ and the absolute VALUE she is providing to this grief community. 

 

In this episode you’ll hear Ann talk about the loss of her Mum as a teenager and, as she finally started to find her feet in her grief, her brother. 

 

We talk about how she processed and reacted to both of these huge losses was different and where she found support. 

 

Of course. Ann also tells me about where the idea stemmed from for Grief Kid and how she’s finding running her space in the online grief community. 

 

This really was one of those conversations where I felt like I’d made a good friend by the end of it. I’m forever grateful to all of you for listening. 

Find Ann on Instagram at - @griefkid 

 

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MERRY SHITMAS TO ONE AND ALL. 

This year has been more difficult than most. And Christmas is fast approaching like a dark, thick cloud up ahead. And I know a lot of us are really struggling right now.

However, throughout the year, a lot of us have also experienced some beautiful moments too. From buying your first homes, to graduating, getting married, getting pregnant - the list goes on. And I think it's so important to share the amazing things that can happen in our lives despite our grief. Our grief will never leave us - but there's no reason why happiness can't join the party too. 

Sending all of you an abundance of love this year. You're in my thoughts. 

 

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Email - dpcpodcast@hotmail.com 

You can also find me on Facebook at - Dead Parent Club Podcast

or on Instagram at - @deadparentclubpodcast 

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Welcome to this week's episode of the Dead Parent Club podcast!

This week I welcomed James Matthewson to the podcast, to share his story about his Mum Theresa who he lost just a few days before the UK's first national lockdown.

We talk about the repercussions of losing someone at the beginning of lockdown, when he was unable to organise a funeral and how he actually found comfort in this.

 

We talk about the physical side effects of his grief and how TNN's meet-ups have been a real source of comfort for him.

James also has mild Asperger's syndrome, and he shares how the loss of his Mum makes the loss feel like even more of a loss, as she played such a huge role in his life and navigating it.

Thank you for coming onto the podcast James!

 

This year's Christmas special

For this year's DPC Christmas episode, I'd like the opportunity to share a memory from as many of you as I can from the past year that you would have like to share with your parent/s. To get involved, you can either drop me an email or send me a voice note telling me 1) what your parent/s name is 2) Your favourite thing about them and 3) Something that happened this year that you're proud of/excited about/would simply like to share! 

Send it to me via email to dpcpodcast@hotmail.com before Friday 18th December :)

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Welcome to this week's episode of the Dead Parent Club podcast!

On Saturday 5th December Christie and I filmed an Instagram Live chatting all things Christmas. We gathered questions from all of you in our grief communities prior to recording and answered them throughout our conversation. This podcast is the audio shared from that interview - just in case you didn't get chance to catch it!

This week we cover jealousy over the holidays, new traditions and adapting to a COVID Christmas. 

We hope this is useful for those of you out there that might be struggling this holiday season.

All my love, Kat! 

Christie's social media:

Instagram - @healingthroughgrief_

Facebook - Healing through grief with Christie Lynn

 

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Hey Guys, welcome to this week’s episode with Finty Hunter! Her Dad, Doug, died during a pivotal time in her life when you’re really figuring out who you are.

She talks about how she found comfort in writing about her grief in the form of articles and plays, including a play she wrote and played at Edinburgh Fringe. How we feel defined by the bad experiences that happen to us and how she missed being able to tell her Dad one of the biggest parts of her life and her identity that he never got to see, understand or know.

I hope you enjoy the ep!

 

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This week, my guest is spiritual healing coach Dana.

Dana is a fountain of knowledge on all things spiritual healing, and coaches people on connecting themselves with what’s going on in the universe and in understand our own connection with every little thing, particularly in terms with the energy we’re emitting and whether we’re living on a high or low vibration, as well as focusing on the connection within ourselves.

We discuss the different types of therapies there are available, and how spiritual healing can really complement traditional routes such as counselling. Providing you with the tools you need to put the work in at home.

We talk about journalling, intuitive healing, dance therapy, breath work, and how our loved ones really live on within us and the way we manifest our lives.

This is the first time I’d ever had a truly in depth discussion about this, and it was so interesting for me to hear about the day-to-day things we can incorporate into our lives to allow ourselves room to heal and grow.

I hope you enjoy the episode!

You can find Dana on Instagram at - @thedanashow

 

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Welcome to another episode of the Dead Parent Club podcast! 

Here in the DPC, we're more than aware that dead parent grief doesn't always stem from the death of a biological parent. You may have been brought up by grandparents, step parents or grandparents, cousins, aunties, siblings, adopted parents etc. And it's important to know that your grief is  VALID - no matter the loss. 

This week I interviewed Nicole Kate. Her Nan's partner, Ken, brought her up alongside her Nan since she was 4 years old - and they are the only real parental figures she's ever had. When she was 17, Ken passed away as a result of a stroke and she suddenly had to grow up very quickly. With people talking her grief down because he wasn't her biological Grandad or parent, Nicole found it hard to get validity for her grief from other people. 

This is a beautiful episode about missing your loved one, and feeling devastated that they have never got to see us turn into the people we are today. Nicole's grandparents instilled a real sense of appreciation and kindness into her, and you can really hear that in this episode. 

We hope you enjoy it. 

 

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Nov 9th, 2020 by thedpcpodcast at 7:00 am

This week I thought I'd do something a little different, and I set up a live Q&A on Instagram while also recording this episode at the same time! So it's all totally raw and unedited. 

I asked you guys to submit your questions and there were SO many! From asking about my Mum and my own loss, to how my relationships and friendships have changed, how I've changed as a person and how my grief has affected my life. 

I hope you enjoy this week's ep - and don't get too sick of my droning voice! 

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This week I had a DPC podcast first - I interviewed twins Hubert and Lucia about the loss of their Dad and how it’s impacted their lives since.

We discussed how they both reacted very differently after their Dad died suddenly at 17 and how they didn’t lean on each other much after their loss, with their lives sweeping them in different directions.

It’s not until the last couple of years that they’ve come to open up to each other more.

We discuss why they find it easier to talk about it in front of each other now and how grief has changed the way they live their lives.

I was so buzzing with life after recording this episode because of how open and enthusiastic they both were at the opportunity to share their story and talk about their Dad.

You will love this episode!

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