Approximately 250,000 children and young people in Victoria live with a parent or carer who has a mental illness.

Without support these young people are more than twice as likely to develop their own mental health issues.

Without support these young people are more than twice as likely to develop their own mental health issues.

It can be different.

Satellite & VoiceLab

Satellite teamed up with VoiceLab from Polyglot Theatre to hear what young people participating in our programs thought about things.

Their voices and opinions show the impact that conversations around mental health can have and just how important it is that we have them.

Find out more about VoiceLab

We are committed to

Children & Young People

  • Connecting with children and young people as a part of their family system
  • Celebrating everyone’s achievements no matter how small they may seem
  • Embracing peer support as a powerful tool in assisting young people and their families


  • Working in partnership with families, children, young people, services and the community
  • Recognising that every family is unique and different
  • Helping families and individuals reach their own solutions to challenges in the right environment


  • Building awareness and shaping conversations
  • Taking an inclusive and non-blaming approach to mental illness
  • Respecting cultural, spiritual and individual difference

Satellite Connect

Satellite Connect is an online and face-to-face program for young people who have a parent/carer with a mental illness.

The program is built for participants from 17–23 years old (approx.) and aims to provide opportunities to meet, interact and collaborate while exploring professional and personal development.

Find out more about Satellite Connect

Satellite Foundation’s commitment during the COVID-19 crisis

Our mission to build futures of hope and possibility is more important than ever.

The COVID-19 crisis has meant that we are unable to care for each other in person. But Satellite is committed to maintaining contact in numerous ways. Although our camps, programs and activities are on hold for the greater good of public health, our commitment to our communities is stronger than ever.

We’ve begun Holding Up, an initiative and digital community project to promote strength and connection during this unnerving time. We’re sharing real-life tools from our communities that acknowledge a collective experience around getting through this as it happens – together. Let’s hold each other up! We are stronger together and we’re committed to maintaining our relationships.

Reach out to us any time. We’d love to hear from you.

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