SLES blog: SLES, friendship and positive thinking

Tristan interviews fellow SLES participants about what it's really like doing the program

My friends at SLES and I spoke about our time at Mambourin. This is what I gathered…

What do we do?

Kyle: In general we do a whole load of different stuff in the warehouse like Australia post, seeds and show bags.

Caitlin:  We learn good work and typing skills, we learn about the media and we also do travel training.

How did COVID impact you?

Roy: It was hard because we had to learn online.

Monica: It made me realize that staying at home is a bad idea.

Have you formed friendships?

Caitlin: Yes, I have strong trustworthy friendships in our group because we went through COVID together and we always stick together.

What makes SLES fun?

Kyle: You never know what’s going to come out of people’s mouths.

Caitlin: Brittany*, comedy, conversations and role plays.

List one thing you have learnt from each other?

Kyle: We all have each other’s backs.

Caitlin: We like the same childhood shows.

Roy: They taught me to communicate better.

Monica: My friends share the same difficulties as me and they are also really funny.

What does Brittany always teach us? 

Monica: Stay positive – thought process.

Caitlin: Stay on track. Stay focused.

Kyle: Change the way you think.

Everyone: Be happy.

*Brittany is the SLES program mentor

To find out more about our SLES program visit our School Leaver Employment Support page or our SLES Frequently Asked Questions page.

Want to know if SLES is right for you? Contact one of our friendly team members on 9731 9200 or email us at hello@mambourin.org

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