Satellite ProgramsOur programs provide safe spaces for children and families.

Satellite Connect


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.

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Satellite Camps

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.

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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.

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Photography Workshops

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.

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Connecting Activities

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.

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How we workLived experience and expertise with heart.


  • Peers

    Knowing what life is like with a mental illness requires a real, complex and deep understanding.

  • Connections

    Facilitating partnerships with a wide range of excellent organisations is just the beginning.

  • Expertise

    Delivering original and powerful tools through workshops while fostering confidence and agency.

VoicesWhat our participants have to say about their experience.

  • Andrea

    Young Leaders 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.”

  • Laura

    Young Leaders 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.