38 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
    • 4.9 ‚ÄĘ 14 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.

    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
    Healing and Justice: Legal Action After Baby Loss

    Healing and Justice: Legal Action After Baby Loss

    This episode focuses on medical negligence and legal action and the fraught conversations among families about whether to sue or not. 
    The dads - with absolutely zero expertise in this - are thankfully joined by Guy Forster from the Irwin Mitchell legal firm. Guy is a partner there and heads up their Medical Negligence team. The episode dispels some of the myths about legal action as well as covers the threshold for taking on or winning claims; what the process looks like; and the emotional impact of doing so on families.
    Interestingly we also explore not just the financial implications of taking legal action but the policy and practice changes it can lead to. Ultimately saving more babies' lives.
    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 just 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.

    • 39 min
    Spotlight on loss with James Green

    Spotlight on loss with James Green

    The dads are joined by Sky Sports broadcaster, presenter, journalist, Gooner, and all-round top bloke James Green for this episode of the podcast. 
    On the show, James shares his own experiences of loss with Matt & Liam, and while you would hope that the dads managed to structure this important topic in some kind of sensible way - they just go off down various rabbit holes and somehow try to pull it all together at the end to make it sound profesh.
    The three of them talk about loss, mental health, being public with their grief, the impact of the podcast and having a voice on baby loss, and how men deal with emotions. 
    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 just 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.

    • 44 min
    Escaping the Rut

    Escaping the Rut

    In this episode, the dads get real about the emotional ups and downs that come with losing a baby. And the sometimes never-ending rut that feels impossible to escape.
    They explain that grief isn't just about feeling sad; it's a mix of emotions that can make you feel physically tired or mentally stuck. 
    The dads then offer some practical advice for getting through the hardest days. They stress the importance of acknowledging how you're feeling instead of bottling it up, and share tips on finding professionals like counsellors who can help specifically with the loss of a baby. 
    They also touch on the benefits of exercise and mindfulness as ways to help your mental health - Matt even attempts it live, before Liam ruins it ūü§£
    Finally, they chat about finding a group of other dads or trusted friends to talk to, because speaking openly with people who understand can make a world of difference.
    But before all that, they can't help themselves discussing the British Podcast Award Win...so, strap yourselves in for that one...as it comes thick and fast!
    If you're a dad dealing with the painful loss of a baby, or you know someone who is, this episode is packed with helpful advice, support, and ways to take steps forward, even when it feels impossible.
    The dads would love you to follow the podcast or subscribe wherever you get it, and of course, leave a review. 
    If you’d like to get in touch with the show please message 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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Phillip Simmers ,

Life changer

After losing my baby girl in January of 2022 I was extremely lost. Matt and Liam opened my eyes that I was not alone. Listening to their stories and words of advice I have begun to embrace my emotions. While I have just begun my journey I have hope for the first time since January that I will be a better father, husband, and man and I have Dad Still Standing to thank for giving me the push I needed!

basikally ,

Helpful show

I’ve only just started my grieving process, but have already found some kind of solace in the first three episodes that I’ve listened to so far. We just lost our first child last week (he was born very prematurely and left this life at 12 days old).

It’s comforting to hear from two parents who’ve had very similar experiences, discussing some of the very confusing/frustrating things that no one ever talks about, like leaving the hospital after such an emotional event.

redproject ,

Well done

I’ve lost two babies 1 this year and one in 2020 and this podcast helped tremendously. They are real and authentic. They give good advice and it’s nice to hear Dads talk about this. I would highly recommend it.

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