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 Kids Camp – April 2024

Our next Satellite Kids Camp takes place at Camp Weekaway (Benloch) during the April school holidays! This camp is for primary school children aged 9 - 12 years old.

Join the fun from 12:00pm on Monday 8 April to 2:00pm on Wednesday 10 April.

  • Date:
  • 8 Apr 2023 - 10 Apr 2024
  • Duration:
  • 3 Days
  • Location:
  • Camp Weekaway, 186 Kitchenhams Road, Benloch VIC 3435
  • Price:
  • FREE
Satellite Connect Program – In-person

Meet, connect and collaborate with other young people who have a family member with a mental health challenge.

This 4-week program takes place IN-PERSON at Satellite's offices in Collingwood.

  • Date:
  • 29 Feb 2024 - 28 Mar 2024
  • Time:
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Duration:
  • 13 Hours
  • Location:
  • 22 Easey Street, Collingwood, Naarm Melbourne
  • Price:
  • FREE
Music And Me – April 2024

Meet on Zoom to explore how music feels, sounds, and means different things for everyone!

Log in from 10:00am - 12:00pm to enjoy 'Music and Me' from a home environment!

  • Date:
  • 2 Apr 2024
  • Time:
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Duration:
  • 2 Hours
  • Location:
  • Online 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


Keep up with us

‘Young People with Caring Responsibilities: Time for Action’

A study by The Bouverie Centre at LaTrobe University and Satellite.

Call for entries! “All The Coloured Glasses” Zine!

Enter your creative work to be featured in our Zine, "All the Coloured Glasses".

Apply now for Satellite’s Youth Advisory Council

Apply now to join Satellite's Youth Advisory Council!


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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