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  Tuesday 8 February 2022 is the 19th edition of Safer Internet   Day with actions taking place right across the globe using again the   theme of ‘Together for a better internet.’ The day will call upon all   stakeholders to join together to make the internet a better and safer   place for all, especially children and young people. Whether you are   a young person, parent or carer, teacher or educator, policy maker   or whether you represent an organisation or are in industry -   everyone has a role to play in creating and maintaining a better   online world. Much of the day’s activities - and campaign build up -   will be on social media. Look on facebook, twitter, linkedin and tiktok   profiles and #SaferInternetDay and #SID2022.  


  Gabriella Braun’s new book ‘All that we are’ is a collection of stories   with insights from over 20 years of taking psychoanalysis out of the   therapy room and into the staff room. It shows why a board loses   the plot and nearly causing its company to collapse, and how it   came through. We see the connection between a head teacher’s   professional and personal loss, and understand seemingly   unfathomable behaviour - why a man lets his organization push him   around, a lawyer becomes paranoid, and a team repeatedly creates   scapegoats.

  Bereavement Leave is time off work following the death of a loved   one. It is also known as compassionate leave. It is arranged with   your employer and the terms and procedures should be outlined in   company policy. Apart from giving you time to work through   emotions and to recover from the shock, bereavement leave also   allows time to deal with administration and to arrange the funeral   and memorial or wake. The family members that qualify for   bereavement leave are: spouse or partner, sibling, aunt or uncle,   grandparent, nephew or niece. It can also refer to a child or   someone you have a responsibility to care for.

 It can also refer to a child or someone you have a responsibility to care for. These people can be considered as ‘dependants’ according to the Employment Rights Act 1996.


Your employer is not legally obliged to pay you for time off for bereavement, but they do have to grant you some time off in these circumstances.  According to the Employment Rights Act 1996, you are entitled to ‘time off for dependants’. This refers to an emergency situation involving a close family member, spouse or child, which naturally extends to bereavement.




 Zero Suicide Alliance is offering free training to give you the skills you need to help someone who is struggling with suicidal thoughts. A brief introduction to suicide awareness is a five minute module that will give you advice on how to start a difficult conversation with someone who is struggling. Suicide Awareness Training

Is an in depth suicide awareness training session that takes 20 minutes to complete. It will equip you with the skills and confidence to ask someone if they are thinking about suicide. Please be aware that this training may be challenging so have someone you can talk to if you need.


Lemons.Life is an online will writing service for busy people. #wills #socialmedia #digitallegacy They also ask you to think about what happens to your social media accounts when you die because they usually continue to be seen unless someone notifies them that you are dead.


Karen Hendrickson  Co-Founder, Death Doula Network of BC Coach & Consultant. As an End of Life Doula and Grief Support Facilitator, she works with clients to provide the holistic support that medical systems sometimes cannot address. She provides education and support on Advance Care Planning, Advance Care Directives, Representation Agreements, and Legacy Planning.