Many of the young people participating in our Flexible Learning Options (FLO) have already been faced with a number of life’s challenges; including homelessness, mental ill health, bullying and family issues. When COVID-19 struck, it presented yet another compounding challenge for these young people, but our FLO program has been a constant source of positivity and a lifeline reconnecting them with opportunities to get their learning back on track.
The NESPN Community Learning Centre (NESPN CLC) continued to operate during the pandemic and the FLO team introduced a range of wellbeing initiatives and ‘check-ins’ to support students who were needing to self-isolate. These included:
Students who self-isolated were also provided with ongoing case management via Microsoft Teams or Zoom.
A number of young people have really benefited from the outreach provided by the FLO team over recent months.
*Flynn is one such student. Initially he found the self-isolation imposed by COVID-19 really challenging. The lack of face to face social engagement both in school and home life resulted in mental health issues and stagnation in pursuing his goals. Since receiving support from the FLO team he has re-engaged with classes and case management. He has worked extremely well in class and is currently considering volunteering on site in order to re-establish his routine and pursue his goals.
For more information about our FLO Program, please call 8209 5000 or email [email protected]