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.

ABOUT US

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!

PROGRAMS
WHAT'S ON

Upcoming programs, workshops & activities

Seasonal Satellite – Morwell: Spark & Create

Embark on a creative journey with us and connect with the community around you! We'll explore a range of FREE activities to spark your creative expression!

This in-person workshop takes place from 2:00pm - 5:00 pm. Feel free to drop in at any time during the afternoon!

  • Date:
  • 21 Jun 2024
  • Time:
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Location:
  • 497B Princess Drive, Morwell VIC 3840.
  • Price:
  • FREE
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Seasonal Satellite – Traralgon: Spark & Create

Together we will create badges that reflect our chosen character or alter ego/super powers, create avatars and characters that represent our hopes and dreams.

This in-person workshop takes place from 10:00am - 1:00 pm. This is a family-friendly event designed for families with children aged 8-12.

  • Date:
  • 22 Jun 2024
  • Time:
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Location:
  • 8-12 Seymour Street, Traralgon
  • Price:
  • FREE
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At Home with Satellite: All Superheroes Wear Masks

At Home with Satellite 'All Superheroes Wear Masks' is a workshop that celebrates all the ways we want to see and be seen in this world in a playful, crafty and wildly imaginative way!

This workshop takes place from 10:00am - 12:00pm via Zoom.

  • Date:
  • 1 Jul 2024
  • Time:
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Duration:
  • 1.5 Hours
  • Location:
  • Online
  • Price:
  • FREE
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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!

GET INVOLVED

“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

LATEST NEWS

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.

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Satellite Participates in Melbourne Design Week Opening Night

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

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Apply to join Satellite – Fundraising and Events Lead

Apply now to be part of Satellite as a Fundraising and Events Lead!

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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!
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DONATE

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.

$20

Provides a healthy, nutritious meal at our workshops and camps

$50

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

$100

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

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