Many young people need support to stay at school, or to find suitable education or training that meets their needs and aspirations.

Early intervention for young people who are struggling in education is critical. If core skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours are not developed across childhood and adolescence, they become increasingly difficult and expensive to address later in life. Young people not fully engaged in education or work are at greater risk of long-term unemployment, cycles of low pay, employment insecurity and social exclusion. Early school leavers are two and a half times more likely to be unemployed, earn lower wages and have poorer quality of life outcomes. Phoenix House provides flexible education programs for young people with very specific and challenging needs. We work with schools and families to identify young people at risk. Students identified have a range of complex social and educational needs and are at a high risk of leaving school early. We catch young people before they fully disengage with formal education and aim to inspire a life-long love of learning.


The Life Skills program is designed to support young people to develop and sustain basic life skill sets to assist them to transition successfully into adulthood.

Participants develop new skills and knowledge such as cooking, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, budgeting, nutrition, self care, healthy relationships and communication skills.

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Youth and/or Youth and Family Counselling, Parent Consultation, Life Coaching

To have conversations with parents, young people and/or their families that:

– focus on their best hopes
– focus on what is already working to help realise those hopes

Given that many people who come to the service may have faced hardship or adversity or may have been socially marginalised, we aim to:

– provide a positive social response
– uphold and affirm the dignity, skills and efforts of people and
– advocate and support socially just outcomes

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As you may expect, this is an intensive five-week course that prepares young people for employment and ultimately places them in a position that will financially sustain them.

Phoenix House supports young people and their families through a range of services.

We engage young people through specialist case management, assist individuals and families through therapeutic counselling, and create a sense of community and belonging through group work programs and activities.