At the end of 2020, Satellite was lucky enough to spend in-person time with some of our young people at the year-end Satellite Connect Retreat.
We spent an incredible two days with many of our Satellite Connect crew at the beautiful Coastal Forest Lodge in Anglesea, Victoria. These young people took part in one of our Connect programs in the months during lockdown. All in the Zoom Room! So it was an absolute joy to spend some ‘In Real Life’ time with them. Time spent deepening connections, making new friends, and sharing stories about mental health and life. Walking and talking and being heard. As individuals and as a team we created, planned, dreamt, shared wisdoms and ideas. We ate, laughed, and breathed deeply. We gazed at kangaroos and cuddling beautiful animals (like Floyd the Labrador puppy and Arlo the baby llama).
Satellite are so very grateful to the beautiful people at Coastal Forest Lodge for their generosity and kindness, what a place! Above all we would like to say a huge thank you to the incredible, compassionate young people we had the privilege of spending time with over the Satellite Connect Retreat weekend and throughout the year. We know that you will continue to guide all of us in Satellite as we enter into 2021 in a kind, gentle manner.
If you (or a young person you know) would like to join Satellite Connect, our next program will run from Monday 8 February – Monday 15 March 2021. Satellite Connect is a free 6-week online program for young people aged 17 – 23 (approx.) anywhere in Australia. It offers an exciting opportunity for young people to build their confidence, professional development skills and friendships. Visit our Satellite Connect page to find out more and to register for the program.