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Dad Still Standing

Award-winning podcast and bereavement support for dads following the loss of a child.

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The awarding-winning podcast breaking barriers and supporting bereaved dads across the globe

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From the deepest darkest despair Matt and Liam have managed to find a way of challenging their grief to provide the support that was missing for them during their losses.

Across three seasons of the podcast, the two dads - joined by guests along the way - discuss all of the issues that anyone who experiences baby loss will deal with. From the day it happens to returning to work, from the differences between mums and dads to pregnancy after loss.


The dads have created a toolkit for surviving loss in a practical, humorous, and accessible way.


We're here for you...

First and foremost, we just want to let you know that you are not alone. We're Matt and Liam, hosts of the Dad Still Standing podcast. 


If you've found your way to this page, it is more than likely that you or someone close to you has lost a child. 

We've created Dad Still Standing as a way of helping other dads along their journey with grief. To discuss the difficulties we go through in bereavement, both in the immediate aftermath of baby loss and as time moves on.


If your experience is anything like ours, you'll have found that there are no resources or support for dads...and that's precisely what we've tried to create. 

We thought the best way to reach you would be to hear from us directly so what better way than with a podcast. You can access the podcast through all providers and we have links across the site.

If you are struggling please feel free to reach out to us, our contact details are below. 

Take care,

Matt & Liam

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What people say about the podcast...

Finally a male/husband/Dad’s perspective on grief

I started listening to this podcast in an effort to better understand a male (ie my husband’s) grief. I quickly binged half of season 1 and harassed my husband into listening.


It’s so refreshing and unique to hear a Dad’s perspective on loss but also to hear of the differences and similarities in experience in the UK with the NHS (I’m in Australia). Matt and Liam are real, raw and relatable. They cover this difficult topic with grace, insight and occasional humour. Thanks for your wonderful work Matt and Liam 👏🏼


from Australia

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!


from United States

5 star podcast
As a bereaved dad this podcast is second to none, the support through hearing two genuine dads talk about all the struggles of baby loss is incredible. Just listening to the first podcast you’ll be hooked.
Its helped so much in being able to open up to family and friends and also helped family and friends learn to be able to support me through my bad days. Honestly could not recommend this podcast enough, have a listen you won’t regret it 🙌


from United Kingdom

Our stories...

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​My wife and I, lost our daughter, Paloma, during childbirth at 41 weeks. I can remember clearly how long and how dark our world became. How we struggled to stay together as a family and how lonely it felt. Bereavement is horrible - it hurts.

If you're going through this as well, you've come to the right place. We hope the podcast and resources will help.

Setting up this podcast with Matt and providing bereavement support for dads felt like a new

beginning and it's something I continue to enjoy.

I never really knew I would become an expert in something - and then it became baby loss support for fathers. ​

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normal, and set me on the path to find my new normal. 


That path has had bumps along the way, together my wife and I have suffered 5 losses in 5 years.  Suffering the losses and realising there wasn’t much out there for Dads made me determined to create something positive out of the negative. With that in mind I set up the DadStillStanding socials, but to be honest I didn’t have a scooby about that world or how to grow it and reach as many Dads as possible. 

My journey brought me to the football team for Dads

the mighty FC Vilomah, it’s here I met Liam and

after a brief conversation after training one night

the DadStillStanding Podcast was born.

“I’m sorry there’s no heartbeat!” 

That’s it, those are the words that ended the old

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Highlights of our win at the British Podcast Awards in 2023.

Coverage from the BBC World and UK News channels of the podcast and our football team.

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What you can expect from the podcast and the dads.

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