Walker

Years 7-12 – Caters for students admitted to the Concord Centre for Mental Health (Department of Health).

The Walker Learning Centre provides a supportive educational environment for students in Years 7 to 12 who are admitted through the Concord Centre for Mental Health (Department of Health), in the grounds of Concord Hospital. The Walker Unit has a multidisciplinary team consisting of adolescent specific nursing, allied health, medical professionals and teachers. Students participate in a variety of daily activities, one of them being the Learning Centre.

Criteria for Selection

The program caters for high school students who have been admitted to the Concord Centre for Mental Health (Department of Health).

Mode of Operation

The teachers assist students by providing access to a continuing academic program appropriate for each young person, liaising with medical professionals, school staff, family and community support personnel.

All students in the Learning Centre have a Personalised Learning Plan consisting of school work in line with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) curriculum. Their study may combine home school, Distance Education, OTEN, TAFE or Rivendell units of work targeted to the appropriate year level. Students may also participate in an integration program, to Rivendell School workshops or a transition back into their home school.

The Referral Process

Young people are referred from mental health clinicians, psychiatrists or any NSW hospital.