The 'Life, Loss, Learning, Legacy' project (4Ls) is a Leeds-based coaching and video-storytelling project that supports individuals whose lives have been affected by loss and bereavement.

Since 2019, the 4Ls Project has been supporting groups of bereaved older men -creating space for bereaved older men to connect with other peers with similar lived experience. 

I find I tend to talk to women more about difficult things, like my wife’s death - so I’m actually really glad to be joining a group next week, where I can meet and talk to other men.

Men work collaboratively within groups of peers (face-to-face or online) to share their stories that illuminate their experience and co-produce video stories to share with others. The 4L’s video story making processes are designed to be empowering, collaborative, co-produced, and build digital literacy and confidence.

I never thought my story would help anybody, I never knew I could say these things. 

The 4L’s Project also includes 1-2-1 and peer coaching, screening and discussion events, volunteering and supports those involved to:

  • reflect on and celebrate their formative life experiences and loss; 
  • explore the learning and legacies they have taken from their experiences;
  • share lived experiences in order to support others;
  • produce video stories that can be shared with future generations.

I feel a lot more confident now than I did before. It's really bringing me out of my shell... and I want to keep it this way

It's with thanks to the support of our fantastic funders, that the Lippy People team continue to deliver the 'Life, Loss, Learning and Legacy' project , continuing to meet, support and learn from the Storytellers everyday