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 …

We are part of the next 10 x 10 Melbourne event!

Satellite is one of three organisations chosen to be part of the upcoming 10 x 10 event in Melbourne on June 12th. 10×10 is a live crowdfunding “for purpose organisation” that is empowering the next generation of giving. 10×10 events are run by a team of  volunteers and are designed to support innovative grassroots charities. They feature a pitch from …

Smokestack Comedy Gig at Monash University THIS WEEK

Interested in an evening of comedy, songs and ideas exploring the concept of progress? Check out what’s happening at Monash this week featuring The Bedroom Philosopher – one of Satellite’s Ambassadors, author and all-round very funny, thoughtful person. Event: https://www.monash.edu/mlive/whats-on/events/smokestack/

April School Holiday Photography Workshop

Satellite is running a one-day Photography Workshop on Wednesday April 17 in the second week of the upcoming school holidays. The workshop is FREE and open to young people 13-18yrs (approx) and will be a wonderful chance to explore perspective and connection through a different lens 🙂 Lunch is provided on the day and participants don’t need to bring anything! …

An Interview with David Miller

Big and Me is a beautiful children’s book written and illustrated by Australian author David Miller. Through metaphor it explores the experience of a child living with an adult who has a mental illness. Satellite’s Laura Pettenuzzo met with David to chat about creative writing, mental health and the importance of a powerful story.   L: What inspired you to …