March newsletter

Dear Satellite supporters and friends,

he colder months have approached and we have had lots of team members being sick as a result. We hope that you are managing to stay healthy as the cold sets in – make sure you’re taking time out to rest and keep self-care in mind. This past month has been a heavy one for many of our young people who were affected deeply by the anti-trans rally that took place on the steps of the Victoria Parliament. It’s also been a difficult time for First Nations peoples with the government’s announcement on the Voice and the corresponding Referendum, and the complexity of this space. We want to assure everyone in our community affected by this that your voice matters to us – please do reach out if you need to.

The April school holidays are just around the corner and we still have some places left – if you’d like any more information, please do give us a call on 1800 973 444 or pop through an email to

 As always – stay connected, be creative and keep well.

With thanks,
Rose and the Satellite team

Satellite Takes on Parliament House!

On Monday 27 March, our CEO Rose Cuff and Youth Coordinator Mia Boonen attended an invitation-only event on youth mental health at Canberra House. The conversation was centred on what we need to do to fix the mental health system in Australia. Read more about this awesome opportunity on our Instagram page here.

Welcome Leanne Vuong: Training Education and Resources Officer

A headshot of Leanne Vuong. The background shows graffiti on a brick wall.

We are thrilled to welcome another new team member to Satellite! Leanne Vuong joined us in mid-March as our new Training and Education Resources Officer and we couldn’t be more delighted. Leanne has extensive experience in health promotion, training and education and has worked in a range of settings. Thank you for bringing your skills and wisdom to the Satellite team, Leanne!

What’s On This April

Remember to check out our program calendar for more! You’ll also find it under the programs tab on our website. Sign up for programs here.

Wednesday 12 April 2023
At Home with Satellite: Ready Steady Balance – Mobiles workshop
Ages 8 -11 approx.
10:00am – 12:00pm via Zoom

Thursday 13 April 2023
Create & Connect Workshop in Shepparton!
10:00am – 4:00pm
Family Care, 19 Welsford St, Shepparton VIC 3630
Ages 14-17 years approx.

At Home with Satellite: Ready Steady Balance – Mobiles workshop
Ages 12 -14 approx.
1:00pm – 3:00pm via Zoom

Friday 14 April 2023
Create & Connect Workshop in Shepparton!
10:00am – 4:00pm
Family Care, 19 Welsford St, Shepparton VIC 3630
Ages 11-14 years approx.

Monday 13 April 2023
Satellite Connect Intro session

6:30pm – 7:30pm via Zoom
Program starts officially on Thursday 27 April 2023 (3 sessions over 3 weeks) in-person, Collingwood
Ages 18 – 25 approx.

Monday 17 April – Wednesday 19 April 2023
Satellite Camp @ Urban Camp, Melbourne
*Primary school children only ages 9 – 12 approx.

Create & Connect Workshops in Gippsland!
Saturday 22 April 2023
10:00am – 4:00pm
The VRI, 19 – 20 Queens Parade, Traralgon, 3844
Ages 8-12 years approx.


Sunday 23 April 2023
10:00am – 4:00pm
The Hub, 27 Dalmahoy Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
Ages 8-12 years approx.

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News from our Friends

Make connections with other young carers in this Peer Support program run by Carer Gateway and Little Dreamers. The program runs during the school holidays, and online delivery is also available.
More information and the form to register here:

The lovely people at the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council are hosting a “Mindful Clay Sensory Workshop” this April. Practice mindfulness and build connections through claywork in this FREE workshop hosted by Iman Abdulthai.