Grief, loss and loneliness at Christmas – By Natasha Stone

The Festive period is a time for reflection, for joy and gifting and spending time with friends and family. That's what we're all told from an early age, and this is what TV shows us we *should* be doing. Putting on a large spread of delicious food, drinking and eating too much, looking after those …

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The impact of ‘career trauma’ and staying in your lane of ‘positive influence’ – By Bola Abisogun OBE

"If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else." – [late] Toni Morrison Now that Black History Month has passed, and as we prepare for another ‘official’ celebration in October 2020, I’d like to take this opportunity to contextualise why that …

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50 Years – Has it all been worth it? – By Kathryn Ladley

September is an important month for me.  It is the month in which I was born, the month in which I married and this year September is the month in which I begin my 50th year in Construction. In some ways it is easy and glib to say I don’t know where the years have …

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Words Matter – By Surveyorhood

This week we have been consumed by how the press and people are responding to not only Greta Thunberg's powerful speech at the UN but the debacle in the UK Parliament. Her powerful speech and the resulting press showing photos of her passionate delivery created a equally powerful but disturbing backlash from a number of …

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Allyship – By Natasha Stone

It's something that I've noticed on social media with increasing frequency of late. Being an ally is gaining more attention, whether this is to support women, BAME and LGBTQ+ community, or, as time is going on, any of the many other intersectional groups out there. This weekend marks Brighton Pride celebrations, a festival which brings …

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