41 episodes

ūüŹÜ Winner of the Best Parenting Podcast of the Year - British Podcast Awards.

Two dads discussing baby loss, coping with life, and working their way through grief. In the aftermath of losing babies, Liam and Matt found there was no support specifically aimed at dads to help them process their grief, prepare for what was to come next, and help them to support their partners.


So, they've teamed up to create this podcast for other dads (and families) which shows a bereaved father's perspective and provides the tools to help them on their journey with grief.

If you would like to contact us you can do so via our social media pages (@dadstillstanding) or email dadstillstandingpodcast@gmail.com.

Dad Still Standing Liam Preston & Matt Dearsley

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 ‚ÄĘ 44 Ratings

ūüŹÜ Winner of the Best Parenting Podcast of the Year - British Podcast Awards.

Two dads discussing baby loss, coping with life, and working their way through grief. In the aftermath of losing babies, Liam and Matt found there was no support specifically aimed at dads to help them process their grief, prepare for what was to come next, and help them to support their partners.


So, they've teamed up to create this podcast for other dads (and families) which shows a bereaved father's perspective and provides the tools to help them on their journey with grief.

If you would like to contact us you can do so via our social media pages (@dadstillstanding) or email dadstillstandingpodcast@gmail.com.

    Sad Dads Club

    Sad Dads Club

    In the season three finale coinciding with Father's Day, Matt and Liam are joined by the incredible bereaved parents behind the Sad Dads Club. Chris, Rob and Jay dialling in from the USA share the story of their losses and the impactful work they are doing to support fathers across America (and the world) with their grief.
    The dads give their advice ahead of Father's Day, and Matt and Liam also do a little round-up of the season, sharing their favourite highlights. As always it's been a blast this season and we're looking forward to the next one already. Thanks so much to all of our listeners, we really wouldn't be here without you.
    You can follow the Sad Dads Club on Instagram and Facebook. Details about their Sad Dads Open Hour and other events can be found here.
    Please remember to subscribe or follow the podcast so it lands in your inbox as soon as a new episode drops. If you could write a review or rate the pod that would be awesome. 
    If you’d like to get in touch with the show please message us on Instagram or Facebook and for our socials search @dadstillstanding. You can also email the show dadstillstandingpodcast@gmail.com.
    'Dad Still Standing' is a podcast about baby loss and grief and is a Factory Originals production.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Guilt of Happiness

    The Guilt of Happiness

    In this episode, the dads delve into the complex emotions that come with feeling happiness after experiencing a profound loss. Many of us grapple with guilt when moments of joy peek through our grief -¬†wondering if it's okay to feel happy and questioning what it means about our mourning. We explore not only the personal dimension of this guilt but also how perceptions‚ÄĒboth our own and those of people around us‚ÄĒshape these feelings.
    Matt and Liam discuss the sources of this guilt, whether it is internal expectations or external pressures, and how to understand the emotional landscape that tells us it might be too soon or somehow disrespectful to find joy in life again. Through this conversation, we aim to offer perspectives that help normalise these feelings as a part of the healing process, providing comfort and understanding to anyone navigating life after loss.
    Join us as we break down these barriers, encouraging a dialogue about emotional honesty and the right to reclaim joy without reservation.
    Please remember to subscribe or follow the podcast so it lands in your inbox as soon as a new episode drops. If you could write a review or rate the pod that would be awesome. 
    If you’d like to get in touch with the show please message us on Instagram or Facebook and for our socials search @dadstillstanding. You can also email the show dadstillstandingpodcast@gmail.com.
    'Dad Still Standing' is a podcast about baby loss and grief and is a Factory Originals production.

    • 47 min
    Pregnancy Announcements

    Pregnancy Announcements

    In this episode of the Dad Still Standing podcast, hosts Matt and Liam delve into the emotionally complex topic of pregnancy announcements and their impact on individuals who have experienced baby loss. They share their personal perspectives and reactions to such announcements, reflecting on their own experiences of grief and loss.

    The conversation explores the broader implications of sharing pregnancy news on social media, the mixed emotions it can evoke, and how individuals navigate these feelings while still engaging with their community and support networks.

    This episode offers insights into the challenges of balancing joy for others with personal pain, providing a thoughtful discussion on a sensitive subject.


    Please remember to subscribe or follow the podcast so it lands in your inbox as soon as a new episode drops. If you could write a review or rate the pod that would be awesome. 
    If you’d like to get in touch with the show please message us on Instagram or Facebook and for our socials search @dadstillstanding. You can also email the show dadstillstandingpodcast@gmail.com.
    'Dad Still Standing' is a podcast about baby loss and grief and is a Factory Originals production.

    • 48 min
    Supportive Partners

    Supportive Partners

    In this episode of Dad Still Standing, the dads explore the crucial roles of giving and receiving support within a partnership after the loss of a child. They have contributions from four listeners, each with their own insights into what it truly means to be a supportive partner during the most challenging times.
    Through their personal journies, the dads discuss the actions and gestures that have made a difference in their partners' lives, reflecting on the importance of being a steadfast source of comfort and understanding. They candidly reveal the lessons learned from their attempts to provide support, including the moments they wish they could have approached differently.
    The conversation also delves into the experiences of receiving support, highlighting the significance of empathy, patience, and the delicate balance of navigating two individual grief paths within a single relationship. Our guests share both heartwarming and difficult experiences of support from their partners, offering a raw look at the complexities of grieving together yet apart.
    This episode is an invitation to all listening to consider the dynamics of their relationships in the face of grief. It's a discussion about growth, love, and the continuous effort to understand and be understood by one's partner. Whether you're seeking to be a better source of support or wishing to communicate your own needs more effectively, this episode offers perspectives, encouragement, and a reminder that you're not alone in this journey.
    Please remember to subscribe or follow the podcast so it lands in your inbox as soon as a new episode drops. If you could write a review or rate the pod that would be awesome. 
    If you’d like to get in touch with the show please message us on Instagram or Facebook and for our socials search @dadstillstanding. You can also email the show dadstillstandingpodcast@gmail.com.
    'Dad Still Standing' is a podcast about baby loss and grief and is a Factory Originals production.

    • 43 min
    Complexities of Grief

    Complexities of Grief

    This episode starts with a strong focus and direction but loses it within the first three minutes - maybe less than that.
    However, the dads do talk about the complexities of grief; why you shouldn't avoid groups and social settings; tips on how to deal with the longer-term effects of loss; the challenges of rebuilding yourself mentally and much much more.
    Please remember to subscribe or follow the podcast so it lands in your inbox as soon as a new episode drops. If you could write a review or rate the pod that would be awesome. 
    If you’d like to get in touch with the show please message us on Instagram or Facebook and for our socials search @dadstillstanding. You can also email the show dadstillstandingpodcast@gmail.com.
    'Dad Still Standing' is a podcast about baby loss and grief and is a Factory Originals production.

    • 55 min
    Feliz NaviDads

    Feliz NaviDads

    As another year comes to an end, the dads reflect on what Christmas is all about and what the New Year could bring for us all.
    As promised, Liam and Matt have taken the best of the questions sent in from listeners and have answered them in their candid style. The episode is packed full of laughs, advice, and reflections on how the past twelve months have been for the pair and also the podcast.
    If you're feeling overwhelmed this Christmas or just want to offload, feel free to drop the dads a DM on the social channels.
    Thinking of getting Liam and Matt a gift this year, then look no further than the rating option on your podcast - If you could write a review or just rate the pod that would be awesome. Please also remember to subscribe or follow the podcast so it lands in your inbox as soon as a new episode drops in 2024.
    If you’d like to get in touch with the show please message us on Instagram or Facebook and for our socials search @dadstillstanding. You can also email the show dadstillstandingpodcast@gmail.com.
    Have a very Merry Christmas!
    'Dad Still Standing' is a podcast about baby loss and grief and is a Factory Originals production.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Coopers wish. ,

AMAZING !

This podcast has helped me throughout the hardest part of my life for sure. Knowing I’m not a lone in all of this is so reassuring and to know what I’m thinking thousands Of other guys are thinking and feeling the same way. Thank you guys keep up the great work!!!

Airsheets ,

Much needed support for Dads!

I’ve listened to this since losing our son when I was 21 weeks pregnant, but since recommending it to my partner, he also listens the episodes on his way to work. They’ve massively helped him (and me, hearing it from a Dads perspective), so thank you guys!

eatsleeppilates ,

Dr Heazell… 5 stars for getting an interview!

Just amazing… he doesn’t give many interviews so well done on getting him on. Keeping everything crossed that we’ll get to meet him in person soon.

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