Exciting news! Satellite given the opportunity to provide increased support for children and young people.

We’re are thrilled and humbled to announce exciting new support for Satellite from the Commonwealth Department of Health. With this support, Satellite – in partnership with Emerging Minds – will be delivering an expanded range of peer programs for children and young people living in families where a parent/carer experiences mental illness. We are SO grateful. This is amazing news …

Let’s talk about Satellite Connect

This is such an exciting opportunity for young people to build confidence, professional development skills and friendships. Places are OPEN and limited so don’t hesitate to get in touch – we would love to chat!

What’s happening in our space – a glance at the year ahead!

In the ongoing uncertainty of a world adjusting to so much upheaval and change we remain energised and hopeful about what lies ahead in the Satellite space and the opportunities we can offer young people – to connect and create, with us and each other. We are super excited about launching the first of our new Satellite Connect programs at …

Lessons From A Long Distance Carer

Lessons from a Long Distance Carer   –  words and wisdoms by Lotti O’Dea Everyone is facing new challenges with Covid-19. Whether it’s finding a new job, being in constant close quarters with loved ones, or devising creative new ways to use up that panic-bought penne pasta. But Covid-19 has made my life easier in one very unexpected way — as …

Stay Safe. Stay Home. Stay Connected.

To our amazing Satellite community and beyond, We are thinking of you during this challenging and unknown time. All of our programs have been postponed for now but will be up and running as soon as we can! In the meantime, we want to stay connected and in communication in whatever ways we can. There are so many fantastic resources being …

Still Spots Available! Come Join Us!

There are still a few places left to join for this years Young Leader Program. Beginning at the end of this month and held in a beautiful location in Brunswick over six days (including two weekend intensives) it’s the perfect opportunity for young people to connect, share, learn, listen, grow and build on personal and professional development skills! Transport can …

DYSWIS (Do You See What I See) Photography Workshops

In January this year Satellite ran three consecutive photography workshops in three very different places – Melbourne, Shepparton and Mildura. With their own unique community and environment, thirty young people with an age range of 8-16yrs showed up with an open mind and willingness to play with the power of photography, art-making, editing, collage, polaroids, story-telling and graffiti. In its …

Voice Lab and Satellite – listening to and learning from young people!

Satellite cares deeply about honouring, listening to and sharing the thoughts of young people who are growing up in families where a parent/carer has a mental illness or mental health challenges so that we can better offer opportunities for hope, connections and futures of possibilities! This is just a snapshot of the voices of the 30+ incredible young people who …

Young Leader Program 2020 – places open now!

Calling out to everyone in Melbourne –  Satellite’s Young Leader Program for 2020 is happening and places are open now. The Young Leader Program runs for 6 days and is for people aged 18-25 (approx) who have a parent with a mental illness or mental health challenges. It includes two weekend intensives and two Saturdays and is being held at …