JOIN US! SHARING ORBITS: A workshop in November

Sharing Orbits is a one-day workshop that celebrates coming together over shared experiences and valuing the wisdoms that young people carry in life. We share thoughts, stories and resources about the power and importance of self-care and open the space to the journeys that living with a parent with mental health challenges brings in all ways. We are excited to …

Music Brings Us Together

Workshops are often really special experiences as each day inherently brings new journeys, stronger group connections and a collective place to make, feel, change, grow and then, present. It’s not always easy stepping into a new space with a group of people you don’t know: it’s brave and bold and adventurous! It’s not always easy writing music, thinking of lyrics, …

SPOTS STILL OPEN for our Music, Art and Songwriting Workshop 2019

Do you know any young people who might enjoy having some creative fun? Who like meeting new people and making new friends? 💪🙋‍♀️✨ Or maybe just trying something new? Our Music, Art and Songwriting workshop is not just about music, art and songwriting – it’s about coming together on the school holidays to laugh, play, create, connect, compose, eat delicious food …

YOUNG LEADER WORKSHOP GEELONG – Saturday August 24th

Come and join us! It’s FREE! The workshop is run as part a safe and supportive space to chat and connect with others around shared experiences (with no expectation to share anything!) and part facilitator-lead activities that explore ‘what is leadership’ and how being a leader comes in so many different forms. We also share information about opportunities/ideas/forums that might link anyone …

Young Leader Program 2019

The Satellite Young Leader Program ran from April-June 2019 with nine young people aged 18-29 who had a parent/primary carer with a mental illness. The program aimed to develop skills in leadership, self-awareness, and confidence under the mentorship of two amazing lived-experience facilitators Steph and Addy and other program facilitators with specialist skills including Satellite and Beyond Blue Ambassador Brad …

GEELONG! We’re coming to you!

Save the Date. Spread the word. Two wonderful opportunities for young people in the Barwon Area to connect, meet people who may share similar experiences, make new friends and have fun!  

Satellite’s School Holiday Camp July 2019

Satellite Camps are part of a network of activities/programs we strive to run for children and young people who have a parent with a mental illness. Camps are an amazing platform to provide opportunities for respite for young people while also offering a chance to meet and connect with new friends who may share similar experiences. Camps provide a safe …

10 x 10 Melbourne

On June 12th we were one of three organisations part of the most recent 10 x 10 Melbourne event. 10×10 is a movement worldwide that aims to empower the next generation of giving by building a community of likeminded young individuals who are inspired to come together to support innovative grassroots charities in a fun and engaging way. On the rooftop …

When A Picture Can Tell A Thousand Words

On a beautiful sunny autumn day in the April school holidays a group of inspiring teenagers, along with two Satellite leaders came together to capture/talk about/observe and connect with each other and life around us. Presented with a photography scavenger hunt we calculated that we explored a simple 1km radius around Brunswick, but realised that within that circle there were …

Get Up Mum on ABC’s Life Matters

Get Up Mum is based on the childhood memoir of author (and Satellite Ambassador) Justin Heazlewood and charts one year in the life of a 12-year old growing up in Tasmania in the early ’90s. As a child, Justin had a hobby — obsessively capturing the voices of his family and friends on tape, including his Mum who lives with schizophrenia. The …