StigmaBeat: A youth-led storytelling project to beat mental health stigma in rural Victoria

A unique new storytelling project will launch at Latrobe Youth Space in Morwell on Saturday 19 November, with a new series of short films co-created by young people in Gippsland focused around reducing mental health stigma. Research tells us that approximately 1 million children across Australia grow up in a family where a parent has a mental health challenge. In Gippsland, …

Apply to join Satellite’s Youth Advisory Council

Apply for Youth Advisory Council

What is the Youth Advisory Council (YAC)? The YAC is a group of young people who can influence, shape and guide Satellite’s future. The YAC is designed to value lived experience as expertise, and we want to harness members’ contributions in a way that allows them to have as great an influence as possible on the future of Satellite. Am …

Caring for my mum with BPD: Lucy’s Story

An headshot of Lucy with the words kindess and compassion helped me.

Lucy was just 10 years old when she first started to realise that her family situation was a bit different to others. Lucy’s mum had mental health challenges including borderline personality disorder (BPD) and “lots of ups and downs in her mood.” Here, Lucy shares her journey of growing up having caring responsibilities for her mum and both the lessons …

September e-news

September enews

Dear Satellite supporters and friends, We come to you now as October kicks off with news from September because it has been a HUGE month on the Satellite calendar. We had our At Home with Satellite, Create and Connect and Satellite Connect programs running plus threw a Satellite Camp in the mix, too! We ran a theatre workshop at the …

Rest, rainbows + revolution: worlds collide through collage

“Rest, rainbows + revolution: worlds collide through collage” is a collection of digital collages exploring themes of healing, lived experience, rest, liberation, queerness and neurodivergence by Charli Gayheart (fae/they/them). Featuring some of charli’s favourite things: cute animals, mushrooms, frogs, fairies, outer space, the moon, cats, bright colours and glitter (of course!) This project forms part of our 2022 Creative Commission …

Satellite Foundation Screening of Happy Sad Man

Satellite Foundation Happy Sad Man

Join Satellite for a special screening of the documentary Happy Sad Man to acknowledge World Mental Health Day on 10 October! Most of us have people in our lives who identify as male – from fathers, grandfathers, husbands and partners, brothers, uncles, and siblings, to friends, colleagues and neighbours. While there are many outwardly obvious ways of “being male”, the …

August Newsletter

Dear Satellite supporters and friends, Spring is almost here (not that it feels that way!) and we are so looking forward to all the wonder that nature brings in its seasonal cycle. We hope you’ve been keeping warm and dry and taking time to care for yourself in any small way. The Satellite team has celebrated a few birthdays this …

Satellite Celebrates World Photography Day

World Photography Day

Every year on 19 August, the world marks World Photography Day. Founded in 2009, the main aim of World Photography Day is to connect individuals to inspire and create using the medium of photography. It is a celebration of “the art, craft, science and history of photography.” Here at Satellite Foundation, we value photography as a means of creative expression. …

July Newsletter

Dear Satellite supporters and friends, This July newsletter is coming to you almost mid-August! That’s how busy we have been, combined with team members off sick, and a flurry of programs, events and more. We promise to bring you our August newsletter on time at the end of this calendar month 😊 Speaking of calendars, make sure to check the …

National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day

Happy National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day! This year’s theme is ‘My Dreaming, My Future’. Initiated by SNAICC – National Voice for Our Children, and run annually since 1988, the 4th of August every year marks this day dedicated to celebrating and honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Commemorating the day comes with an acknowledgment of the …