SURVIVING MOTHER’S DAY WITHOUT MUM

SURVIVING MOTHER’S DAY WITHOUT MUM

This blog is for DPC members AND their friends! Give our ‘Mother’s Day Survival Guide’ a read and find out our own top tips for Motherless children and how friends can help make these days a little less painful! We recorded a podcast last week on all things MOTHER’S...

What to do when a parent dies…

WHAT TO DO WHEN A PARENT DIES: Advice from the people that have been there . We asked members of the Dead Parent Club what they would say to someone that has recently lost a parent.  And the answers are inspiring. Happy New Year!!  What better way to start the year...
My Christmas Commitment

My Christmas Commitment

 My mental illness is something that I haven’t been shy of speaking about since starting this podcast with Sam. Especially with regard to how I was knocked down to my lowest after my Mum died in 2015. With this in mind, I decided to do something pretty irresponsible...
Caring For Yourself Through Grief

Caring For Yourself Through Grief

Caring For Yourself Through Grief Self-Care and Self-Development Caring For Yourself Through Grief I’m writing this blog after spending the last twenty four hours in my favourite country: Wales. Whilst there I had a lot of time to think about what makes me happy....
Dead funny: why we use humour to deal with grief

Dead funny: why we use humour to deal with grief

Here at DPC HQ we’re all about the #banter. The DPC wouldn’t be the DPC without a shed load of dead parent jokes; it’s what our friendship is built on. But we are well aware that not everyone enjoys joking about death. Many people see or hear us laughing about it and...
Living with a mental illness

Living with a mental illness

Do I look like I suffer with depression and anxiety? Or do I look like a happy 23 year old with the world at my feet? This highlights my very first point; mental illnesses do not have a face. Sometimes, it isn’t recognisable. 1 in 4 of us will suffer from a...
Grieving at university

Grieving at university

It’s that time of year again! Whether you’re heading back to university for another year, or starting your first, it can be an exciting and equally overwhelming time. New city, new friends, new bedroom, new support network. INTRODUCTION We recently interviewed Sam...