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What not to say to someone bereaved by suicide (and what to try instead)

Supporting someone bereaved by suicide is really difficult. It’s so easy to say the wrong thing and hurt them even more. Even healthcare professionals find it exceptionally hard, but at least they have training courses to help them. (Well, some do.) Empathy Media made 3 training videos for UK professionals, fostering active learning. Each video […]

Oceans of Plastic

A summer evening with the Green Drinks crowd at Long Crendon, for a great presentation by Will McCallum of Greenpeace. He told a shocking story of just how bad the plastic pollution of our seas has become and how Greenpeace is campaigning to turn the tide.

Marching Against Racism

We joined a march of tens of thousands of people of all backgrounds saying No! to the rise in racism and Islamaphobia. Labour MP David Lammy was among the passionate speakers demanding a change of course from Theresa May and the British government – “What was the hard right has moved into political parties. We […]

Managing Fossil Fuel Decline

Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade & International Climate Change in the UK, makes the case for the urgency of ensuring a smooth transition in revaluing the stranded assets of fossil fuel companies. These are the assets that the companies claim represent the value of the oil and gas they have […]

Natalie Bennett’s Message Concertina’d

At a time of unprecedented political turmoil, Natalie Bennett – until recently the leader of the Green Party – described her vision of one way forward through the idea of progressive alliances. It was December 2016 in the village library of Long Crendon in Buckinghamshire, where the ‘Green Drinks’ group came together to meet Natalie […]