Creativity and connection for mental health and wellbeing

Satellite Foundation is a not-for-profit that connects and empowers children and young people who have a family member living with mental health challenges.


What we do

Creativity and connection are the core of all of Satellite Foundation programs.

We offer a range of in-person and online programs, workshops, activities, and projects for young people to come together, have fun, connect through shared experiences, and tap into their creative selves. Each program targets an age range, however this is approximate as we understand that all children and young people develop at different rates.

Satellite wants young people to feel welcome, like they belong, are understood, and connected to others who may be in a similar situation. Our programs are co-created and facilitated by young people and Satellite staff and they’re FREE!


Upcoming programs, workshops & activities

Satellite Connect In-Person Program

Make new friends, share new experiences and create lasting connections with other young people who have a family member with a mental health challenge.

This 4-week in-person program kicks off on Thursday 1 August until Thursday 22 August from 6:00 - 9:00pm AEST, at our premises. Dinner included.

  • Date:
  • 1 Aug 2024 - 22 Aug 2024
  • Time:
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location:
  • Satellite Office - 22 Easey st, Collingwood, Naarm(Melbourne).
  • Price:
  • FREE
Satellite Connect Online Program

Satellite Connect is a safe space for young people 18-25 to share their stories in a supportive and positive environment.

Satellite Connect Online is a 6-week program running from Monday 9 September to Monday, 21 October, 2024. There's also an introductory session happening on Monday, 2 September.

  • Date:
  • 9 Sep 2024 - 21 Oct 2024
  • Time:
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Duration:
  • 2 Hours
  • Location:
  • Via Zoom
  • Price:
  • FREE

1 in 5 young people live in families with mental health challenges in Australia.

Join Satellite as we strive to change the conversation about mental health. We love to talk to potential participants, volunteers, or partners. Reach out today!


“Satellite is a place where I could just be myself, honestly. I don’t have to mask any disability or to try to make myself seem normal to what society thinks. It’s very welcoming and it’s very accepting, so I can just feel safe and just be who I am.”

– Zane, Satellite participant, 2022

“Free therapeutic art and music programs such as this are not available elsewhere in our community. The fact that Satellite travelled and delivered programs directly was much appreciated by works and services. I know this is costly, but given the layers of disadvantage that regional kids can face, this investment means a lot and I hope we have future opportunities to do this again!”

– FAPMI Coordinator, Mildura, 2021

“Your passion and hard work have improved the quality of childhood for [my daughter]. As well as making [us] better parents.”
– Satellite parent, 2021


Keep up with us

The StigmaBeat panel event was a huge success

The StigmaBeat panel event was a major success, with almost all the tickets sold out and a large turnout of attendees. The evening provided space for brave conversations and offered very insightful answers.

Satellite participates in Melbourne Design Week opening night

Satellite was proud to be part of Melbourne Design Week's opening night 2024!

Satellite Foundation attended the recent MHV breakfast event

Satellite Foundation attended the recent Mental Health Victoria (MHV) breakfast event.


Become a partner

Satellite partners with organisations, businesses, corporations, and individuals to support young people who have a family member living with mental health challenges. We couldn’t continue our work without their – and your – valuable support. Get in touch with our team, so we can talk about the best way of working together.

Contact us about becoming a partner today!
  • Victorian State Government logo
  • Latrobe Health Assembly logo
  • Little Print logo
  • FRRR logo
  • Anthony Costa Foundation logo

Every dollar counts

Your donation will make a difference in the lives of children and young people where a family member has mental health challenges.


Provides a healthy, nutritious meal at our workshops and camps


transport for a young person to attend a Satellite activity from anywhere in Melbourne


one young person to attend any Satellite workshop, program or camp

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