Dear Schizophrenia…

Justin Heazlewood and his mum and nan, camping in Tasmania.

How are you? Are you okay? Do you need help? I can only imagine you do need something, but probably have a very hard time communicating it. You’re not really from around here, are you? You are like a force from another dimension. You take over humans from time to time and turn them into very unusual versions of themselves. …

IDAHOBIT 2022: Honoring yourself, your joy, and your mental wellbeing

17 May is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). IDAHOBIT celebrates LGBTQIA+ people globally and raises awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination. To celebrate and acknowledge IDAHOBIT 2022, we asked Maldivian-born trans and non-binary multidisciplinary artist Eman Ezekiel to write a piece for Satellite. Here, Eman writes about honouring yourself, your joy, and …

National Volunteer Week: Volunteer Spotlight!

Header image saying National Volunteers Week

It’s National Volunteer Week from 16 – 22 May 2022 and we are shining the volunteer spotlight on Ned Ryan, one of Satellite’s amazing young volunteers. Ned has been volunteering with Satellite for just over a year and is currently studying youth work at Australian Catholic University. Ned is passionate about the physical and mental health of both himself and …

April Newsletter

April newsletter Satellite Foundation

Dear Satellite supporters and friends, Term 2 has begun, and we hope you are all enjoying the cold mornings and sunshiny days in this beautiful Autumn weather 🍁. Things are always super busy at the Satellite HQ, and Term 2 is no different. We have three awesome Youth Pathways workshops this term, another Satellite Connect program is starting, and our …

Co-creation at Satellite

Co-creation is a very important ingredient in Satellite’s “special sauce” – it’s something we are known for, and we are always looking for ways to apply co-creation in our programs and activities because creativity is at the heart of all that we do. But what is co-creation and what does it look like in practice? Satellite’s Youth Advisor Lotti O’Dea …

March Newsletter

March newsletter 2022 Satellite Foundation

Dear Satellite supporters and friends, The Satellite HQ has been extremely busy this month with planning days for the upcoming year, growing our team capacity, relaunching exciting new programs, getting ready for our April camp and more. Hence this March newsletter only arriving in your inboxes on the 31st of the month! This date is also Transgender Day of Visibility, …

We’ve Relaunched Youth Pathways and You Don’t Want To Miss Out!

Youth Pathways Program Satellite Foundation

Satellite’s Youth Pathways Program has had a bit of a makeover. Jump onboard our exciting new Autumn/Winter Workshop Series as we have fun, learn new skills, meet new friends, and invest in your future! Designed by and for young people, the upcoming Workshop Series will bring together a bunch of fun and informative experiences that include Escape Room shenanigans, art …

Welcome to Satellite’s Youth Advisory Council

A Zoom screenshot of Satellite's new Youth Advisory Council 2022

On Wednesday 16 February, Satellite held the very first meeting of the newly formed Youth Advisory Council. The aim of the Council is to harness the value of lived experience and provide a space for young people to influence and shape the work of Satellite. There was fun and frivolity as the new council members debated ice-cream flavours and enjoyed …

February Newsletter

February 2022 newsletter header image

Dear Satellite supporters and friends, Can you believe it is February already? The year seems to be hurtling by, and we are being kept busy with some super exciting programs, workshops and plans for the year. Wednesday 16 February was a very significant day for Satellite, with (temporary) farewells and very warm welcomes. The day marked the wonderful Sylv’s last …

Satellite on Brainwaves, Radio 3CR

Music and mental health

In early February, Satellite was interviewed on Brainwaves, Radio 3CR, chatting all things music and mental health. Satellite participant Zane and their mother Samantha, music facilitator Sierra and our CEO Rose went live on the very first Brainwaves episode of 2022. Brainwaves is a radio program on 3CR Community Radio, broadcast each Wednesday from 5:00 – 5:30pm. The show challenges …