Living Learning is an innovative new program within The Hester Hornbrook Academy that provides an even higher degree of wraparound support for young people who experience mental health challenges and have disengaged from traditional schooling. In addition to the Hester Hornbrook Academy model of student centred applied learning, Living Learning offers mental health supports and an encouraging and caring environment that supports students to work towards educational and future pathway success over a three-year learning journey.
Benefits of Living Learning
Living Learning's flexible learning options give students the chance to:
- Gain practical skills in a safe, respectful and productive environment
- Engage mental health supports as and when needed
- Pursue their own leaning amongst other youth services
- Work towards their goals in a supported way,inlucding a senior secondary school certificate
- Take charge of their future and gain independence
Students are eligible to enrol in Living Learning if they are:
- Aged 15-21
- Previously not in education or training (less than 10 days attendance in the last 90 days)
- Living with a mental health condition
Planning for pathways into further training and work will begin from day one when students have access to career planning throughout their journey. From graduation, The Hester Hornbrook Academy Alumni program will continue offering ongoing guidance, support and advice.