A CHARITY’S lockdown project to get men talking about babyloss is set to launch its fourth podcast series.
In November 2020 The Lily Mae Foundation released the first series of The Still Parents Podcast and has reached audiences nationally and internationally.
The project created by Lily Mae Foundation founder Ryan Jackson, charity trustee Matt Whitehouse, and radio host Dan Kelly, in a bid to unite men who are bereaved following the loss of a baby to stillbirth, neonatal death, miscarriage or medical termination.
They wanted to provide a platform and a voice for men who are suffering in silence from grief and to break the stigmas society holds around babyloss and male mental health.
Guests on the show include Plymouth Argyle defender Joe Riley and Irish multi-marathon runner Ian Lawton who have discussed their babyloss experiences.
Matt said: “‘When we started the podcast I knew that I wanted to be involved as it would make my first born, Callie Whitehouse, proud.
“After losing her at birth I try to do what I can in her memory.
“Since then it has certainly grown and has hopefully helped lots of people when it comes to dealing with baby loss and mental health.
“I feel that it has gone on a journey which none of us knew was possible, but now has the potential to be whatever it wants to be.”
Ryan set up the charity with his wife Amy after their daughter, Lily Mae, was born sleeping in 2010 at Solihull Hospital.
Series four will be available from February 6.
All series of Still Parents can be streamed, downloaded and listened to on all major podcast platforms including Spotify and Apple Podcasts.