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Living Learning - supporting young people to finish school


  • Innovative, flexible, education-focussed program for students enrolled in Hester Hornbrook Academy.
  • Enhanced wraparound supports to improve learning engagement and wellbeing.
  • Accessible to young people aged 15-21 with a mental health condition.

Victorian Government logoLiving Learning is an innovative program funded by the Victorian Government that supports young people who are not engaged in education, employment or training and have a mental health condition. 

The program aims to support young people to improve their attendance and engagement in education and stabilise their mental health. The Living Learning multi-disciplinary team partners with Hester Hornbrook Academy to deliver high quality service over one year, with a holistic, individualised approach.

Living Learning offers mental health and educational supports in an encouraging and caring environment, supporting young people to work towards educational success and future positive pathways.

Benefits of Living Learning

Living Learning’s flexible service gives 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 learning amongst other youth services
  • Work towards their goals in a supported way
  • Take charge of their future and gain independence.

Enrolment criteria

Young people are eligible to enrol in Living Learning if they are:

  • Aged 15-21
  • Currently not in school or work, or have had low attendance (less than 10 days in the last 3 months)
  • Living with a mental health condition
  • Currently enrolled or prospective student at Hester Hornbrook Academy 

How can a young person access this service?

Referrals are accepted through Hester Hornbrook Academy for all young people who meet the above criteria.


Please email us with your enquiry.

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