Observer : ‘Teenage depression to be tackled in class’

Caroline Davies . The Observer, Sunday 25 January 2009.

Group therapy sessions are to be introduced to classrooms to help adolescents avoid succumbing to depression. More than 7,000 teenagers, aged between 13 and 16, will take part in the £1m government-funded trial. …

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PEN Comment: Attending to our attitudes about young people, our educational systems and our inability to carry through ‘joined-up’ thinking would be a better focus. This is an appalling testament to the world we are creating.

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