Friday, September 28, 2007

Philosophy in Schools course with Peter Worley, London , Oct 2007

SPP member Peter Worley's work with children in schools has recently attracted positive publicity on the BBC web site

The seven-year-olds sit cross-legged on the carpet scratching their chins philosophically.

These bright, young pupils have been asked to consider "whether it is possible to step in the same river twice?".

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Peter is now offering a training course for those with a philosophical background to become a Consultant Philosopher
in Schools. If you would like know more about the course which is on October 24/25 please email or visit

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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Depression recognised as most disabling condition

A Word Health OrganisationSurvey involving more than 245000 people, concludes that depression is the most disabling condition.

" Depression does greater damage to a person's overall health than long-term physical diseases, according to scientific research." Read more at Press Association

"On a scale of 0 to 100, with 0 indicating worst health and 100 indicating best health, sufferers of depression had an average score of 72.9 in Dr Moussavi's study. This compared with 80.3 for asthmatics, 79.6 for angina sufferers, 79.3 for arthritis sufferers and 78.9 for those with diabetes. "Our main findings show that depression impairs health state to a substantially greater degree than the other diseases," Dr Moussavi said. " Read more at Guardian

"The need for timely diagnosis and treatment of depressive disorders is imperative for health-care systems worldwide, the researchers said." Read more at MedPageToday