Depression by Sue A. Scott-Horne


Depression by Sue A. Scott-Horne

DEPRESSION is EGAR's Award-Winning 'Lets Get Talking' Choice Discussion Card set No.1 and is a part of Series 1A Health of EGAR Games. It is one of ten discussion games in this series and focuses on 'DEPRESSION'. The discussion cards explore young people's understanding of Depression, the causes, affects and feelings you get from it. These discussion cards encourage them to communicate and discuss their knowledge about it. Depression can often trigger deeper rooted problems especially in young people, it is important to cover and discuss areas of this nature, as 'truths' often emerge that may be hidden or covered up. In the light of the cluster of teenage suicides in Wales, depression is more likely to happen in a deprived area. These discussion cards could just highlight and support a young person going through a difficult time, if not it will support young people to have knowledge about the illness.


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About the Author

Sue, an Islington woman, holds 25 years Long Service Awards and was Commended by Islington Council, Education Department for her innovative work and commitment to children and young people. She has worked in schools, youth clubs/centre's and children's care homes in Islington, specialising in teenage work. Sue's concern with teenage social and challenging issues in society today and the difficulties which prevail for some of our children and young people, motivated her to develop education resources that can be used to change lives and make a difference. Hence, EGAR! Sue, a mother of four, (the youngest a son of 19) and a grandmother of five; was Head of Marketing and Deputy Head of Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) for Children's Services in Islington, whereby she supported most of the Play and Youth Curriculum Development work, in this high profile inner city London borough. Sue is a member of BFIIN, British Female Inventors & Innovators Network. She is also a member of The British Association of Women Entrepeneurs (BAWE) and The Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network (GWIIN). EGAR won a 'Special Recognition' Award from the British Female Inventors and Innovation Awards as well as reaching National Finalist positions in the Blackberry Women and Technology, Inspirational Women and Barclays Trading Places Awards.

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40 pages


Sue A. Scott-Horne
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Publication date

31st August 2008



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