Satellite Is Hiring!

Satellite is Hiring

Satellite is currently on the hunt for a part-time program and admin support person to join our awesome team. We’re looking for a suitable person to provide program and administration support principally to the program manager and some support to the organisation as a whole. We are seeking someone with excellent communication, coordination, and administration skills, who is positive, flexible, …

How Satellite Connects With New Families

Satellite connects with new families

Henry von Doussa is Satellite’s Family and Community Engagement Person. Here he shares personal insights into his experience of family mental illness and explains his approach when making initial contact to ensure a warm, meaningful, and safe connection with new families. In the 25 years that Satellite Foundation has been working with and caring for families, we have learned a …

Satellite Secures Major Funding Boost of $11.98 million

Satellite Secures Major Funding Boost

Satellite is thrilled and extremely grateful to announce a major funding boost of $11.98 million from the Andrews Labor Government. This incredible investment means that we can continue to deliver co-designed programs, workshops and activities as well as expand the range of supports across Victoria for young carers, children and young people and their families who have a parent and/or family member living with mental illness or psychological distress. Satellite …

Make your EOFY Donation to Satellite Count!

While it has not been an easy year, Satellite Foundation has come through it stronger and more positive than ever. Despite the difficulties posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the lengthy lockdowns particularly in Victoria, we have been able to grow our organisation and include even more children and young people in one of our programs, workshops, or camps. Our …

The Satellite Slam!

Satellite Slam

SHARING THE VOICE OF SATELLITE FOUNDATION Join us in celebrating the first-ever Satellite Slam, a celebration of our voice, our work, and our people. *UPDATE: Due to the current restrictions in Victoria and the uncertainty around when and how these may change, we have decided to postpone the Satellite Slam. It would not be safe, responsible, or even possible for …

Addy Wins Leadership Award

We are so proud and excited to announce that our Youth Advocate Addy Dunkley-Smith took home the First National Real Estate Leadership Award at this year’s 7News Young Achiever Awards Victoria. The glittering Gala Dinner was held on Friday 16 April at The Sofitel Melbourne. The purpose of the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and promote the …

Talking With Children About Their Parent’s Mental Health

Talking with children about their parent's mental health

Parents often worry that talking openly with their children about mental illness will make things worse. However, when parents and families are supported to have these conversations and offered accurate information, the opposite is true. Executive Director of Satellite Foundation Rose Cuff offers some ideas on how parents, carers and family members can discuss mental illness or mental health challenges …

Satellite named in Royal Commission Report

Satellite named in Royal Commission report

On Tuesday 2 March, Satellite Foundation director Rose Cuff was an invited guest at the joint parliamentary sitting at the Royal Exhibition Building for the release of the final report by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. As one of the 65 recommendations, The Royal Commission has recommended that the Victorian government support the expansion of a range …

LISTEN: Voice and Song

Co-created with Clare Younis and the Satellite team, young people express themselves through original lyrics and song! Group songs Below are the two group songs co-created by the young people and Clare Younis in our song writing workshops. The lyrics reflect the “Locked Down” times and the young people’s experiences of missing friends, sunshine and freedom. They also remind us of the …