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 …

LOOK: Photography Workshops

‘Do you see what I see?’ photography workshops use black and white disposable cameras to capture snapshots of life in lockdown. Satellite’s scavenger hunt and other photography tips are below for you to have a go.   TRY: Everyone sees things differently – what do you see when you look for things in your world? Download these photography tips and scavenger hunt and have a go!

FEEL: Creature Comforts

Harnessing your own superpowers and creating a side kick who can help and support you on your adventures together can be a great activity to do from anywhere. Below are some of the Creatures created by the young people in our Creature Comforts Workshop as part of ‘At Home with Satellite’. TRY: You can create your own sidekick using craft …

Youth Pathways Workshops

NEW PROGRAM! We’d like to introduce you to Youth Pathways, our new program that includes learning and development workshops, volunteer and mentoring opportunities, and the chance to get involved in the co-design of Satellite resources. Youth Pathways is kicking off with a series of workshops over the next few months, which are all FREE for young people aged 16 – …

Satellite’s Contribution to The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

Three members of the Satellite Foundation family have been involved in the The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. Executive Director Rose Cuff, Ambassador Justin Heazlewood and program graduate Denna Healy provided witness statements to the Commission in 2019 and 2020 respectively. What is the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System? The purpose of the Royal Commission, which …

What’s Inside Your Light?

For Renae, one of Satellite’s program graduates (and the *artist/designer of this gorgeous postcard) her light can be found inside “Satellite Foundation, sunny nature walks, all fuzzy and furry friends, creative expression, singing in the shower, and soul warm cups of tea.” What’s inside your light, and where do you find it? Download Renae’s postcards for Satellite below. Print them …

Words of Wisdom From Kids!

“If you could say anything to another kid with a family a bit like yours, what would you say?” We posed this question to some of the children and young people who took part in a Voice Lab workshop with Satellite in 2020. These young people all have a parent or carer who experiences mental illness or mental health challenges. …