Programs

Satellite’s programs are for children and young people ages 8-25 years, who have a family member living with mental health challenges. This may also include young people in families experiencing challenges with substance use, family conflict or violence, complex trauma, or other adverse life circumstances. Our programs are designed to be fun, creative and engaging, with plenty of space for talking, getting support, connecting with others, and creating new friendships.

Satellite Connect

Satellite Connect is a free, 6-week program online or 4-week program in-person for ages 18-25 years approx.

It’s a safe space for young people to share their stories and lived experiences in a supportive and positive environment.

They’ll meet other young people who have a family member living with mental health challenges, and get to chat, collaborate, and create lasting connections.

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Satellite Camps

Satellite Camps are extremely popular and one of our program highlights!

The three-day overnight camps cater for children and young people ages 9 -15 years approx.

There is a mix of engaging outdoor and indoor activities that create a fun and safe environment for building skills and confidence, while making great peer connections with other young people with families a bit like theirs.

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At Home With Satellite

At Home with Satellite is a fun, creative program of activities and workshops for ages 8-14 years approx.

Participants will be posted an activity-based self-care packs and then meet in an online workshop to get creative, meet new friends and unleash conversations about our life experiences.

These are run every school holiday from the comfort of a home environment.

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Create & Connect Workshops

Create & Connect Workshops are arts-based, one-day workshops held in-person for young people ages 8-11, 12-14, and 14-17 years (approx.).

Facilitated by young people, Satellite Staff and visiting artists, these engaging workshops are a fun way to share stories, collaborate and create peer connections.

Participants enjoy activities like music, songwriting, photography, sculpture, and graffiti.

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Connecting Activities

Connecting Activities are only available to young people already in the Satellite community.

They are offered as a chance for young people to stay connected in an ongoing way between programs, workshops, and other activities.

The focus is on fun, creative and adventurous activities like trampolining, picnics, camp reunions or just hanging out on Zoom get-togethers.

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Upcoming programs, workshops & activities

StigmaBeat Panel: A youth-led discussion on reducing mental health stigma

Join us for the StigmaBeat Panel, an event taking place as part of Melbourne Design Week 2024. The StigmaBeat Panel will be moderated by Elfy Scott, an award-winning freelance journalist, presenter and producer, and current Satellite Ambassador.

This event takes place from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

  • Date:
  • 30 May 2024
  • Time:
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Duration:
  • 2 Hours
  • Location:
  • 54 Wellington Street #Level 8 Collingwood, VIC 3066
  • Price:
  • From A$6.61
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At Home with Satellite: All Superheroes Wear Masks

At Home with Satellite 'All Superheroes Wear Masks' is a workshop that celebrates all the ways we want to see and be seen in this world in a playful, crafty and wildly imaginative way!

This workshop takes place from 10:00am - 12:00pm via Zoom.

  • Date:
  • 1 Jul 2024
  • Time:
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Duration:
  • 1.5 Hours
  • Location:
  • Online
  • Price:
  • FREE
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At Home with Satellite: Ready Steady Snap

With an emphasis on self-care and storytelling, we celebrate the way we all see things in the world around us using colours, shapes, words and pictures to create stories on strings, while also looking at things through the lens of the cameras we have at home. 

This workshop takes place from 1:00pm - 3:00pm via Zoom.

  • Date:
  • 2 Jul 2024
  • Time:
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Duration:
  • 1.5 Hours
  • Location:
  • Online
  • Price:
  • FREE
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