Satellite ProgramsOur programs provide safe spaces for children and families.
Satellite Foundation offers both online and in-person programs that aim to combat isolation through creative expression and peer connection. Our programs offer inclusive experiences that contribute towards building skills and self confidence while promoting healthy coping strategies. We encourage open dialogue and visual language to support young people to connect with and explore their personal and shared experiences. We encourage long term interactions between participants through future workshops and connecting activities.
At Home with Satellite
A fun, artistic and unique offering of activity-based self-care and online workshops to help combat isolation during the school holidays (Victoria).
Our 'At Home' program combines physical care packages of activities with health and wellbeing resources and professional facilitation. This provides children and young people aged 8-16 years (approx.) with opportunities to expand their creative toolkit.
Optional participation in scheduled zoom meets enables connection with other young people at home, sharing their experiences and building resilience resources together in a supported, virtual way.
Satellite Connect is an online and face-to-face program for young people who have a parent/carer with a mental illness.
The program is built for participants from 17–23 years old (approx.) and aims to provide opportunities to meet, interact and collaborate while exploring professional and personal development.
Co-led by graduates from our Satellite Connect program, Satellite Camps are designed to give participants a break from their daily stressors while sharing adventures, experiences and fun in a safe and accepting environment.
Music & Songwriting Workshops
Facilitated by professional musicians, artists and Satellite staff, our free, three-day program invites young people aged 11–14 years old (approx.) to explore music, art and songwriting to develop creative expression and make connections in a supported environment.
Our new photography workshops offer participants a chance to explore new perspectives through different lenses while deepening connections with each other. Through photographic scavenger hunts, fun editing exercises and group exhibitions everyone learns expressive ways to be creative in a safe space.
Throughout the year Satellite aims to offer a number of connecting activities i.e. picnics, movie nights, gatherings where young people of all ages can come together to discover new friendships, find peer support and have some fun in a completely supported environment.
How we workLived experience and expertise with heart.
Knowing what life is like with a mental illness requires a real, complex and deep understanding.
Facilitating partnerships with a wide range of excellent organisations is just the beginning.
Delivering original and powerful tools through workshops while fostering confidence and agency.
VoicesWhat our participants have to say about their experience.
Satellite Foundation Program Graduate
"The program has helped me so much in terms of getting an insight into the impact of carers and family members for someone with mental illness and this helps me understand the carers of the clients I have. It also told me about the importance of self-care and being vulnerable for my everyday life.”
Satellite Foundation Program Graduate
"I sometimes have to pinch myself in order to remember that this, this glorious combination of unconditional support and opportunities and people who see more in me than I’ve ever seen in myself, this is my life. I have made new (and likely lifelong) friendships since taking part in Satellite’s Young Leader program, and words cannot express how grateful I am."