Satellite Connect Youth

Satellite Connect Youth is for young people ages 14- 17 and covers topic areas aligned with Satellite Connect but with a greater focus on the experience of sharing participant’s stories, being heard and facilitating peer connection and wellbeing.

The program may be offered online, or in person. It includes activities like photography, music, street art and meme-making, with space to strengthen personal development skills and nurture friendships.

How Does It Work?

Participants have a Zoom ‘meet and greet’ followed by meetings once a week for six weeks via Zoom or in person workshop, covering the following topic areas.

The Power of the Shared Experience

Introduction and connection with facilitators and peers.

Self-Care and Self-Compassion

An understanding of (and practical tools for) self-care and compassion.

Communicating Creatively

Exploring alternative communication methods for connection.

Connection not Perfection

The way in which shared stories can illuminate, connect and empower.

Let’s Talk about ‘It’

Exploring experiences of mental health, mental illness, language and stigma.

Tools for the Future

Next steps for participants to learn, grow and practice their new skills.

There is an extensive range of resources included to support these learnings.

Join us

Take a look at our What’s On section to see when the next Satellite Connect Youth program will be happening!

If you are new to Satellite, head on over to our Expression of Interest form to get started.

“After the first Satellite Connect Zoom, I felt welcomed and even comfortable talking with complete strangers. So I continued to the end of the program and was really sad that it had ended. This is when I knew I had to do more with Satellite Foundation. They’ve really helped me see the beauty in meeting new people and making new friends.”

WHAT'S ON

Upcoming programs, workshops and activities

Satellite Connect In-Person Program

Make new friends, share new experiences and create lasting connections with other young people who have a family member with a mental health challenge.

This 4-week in-person program kicks off on Thursday 1 August until Thursday 22 August from 6:00 - 9:00pm AEST, at our premises. Dinner included.

  • Date:
  • 1 Aug 2024 - 22 Aug 2024
  • Time:
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location:
  • Satellite Office - 22 Easey st, Collingwood, Naarm(Melbourne).
  • Price:
  • FREE
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Satellite Connect Online Program

Satellite Connect is a safe space for young people 18-25 to share their stories in a supportive and positive environment.

Satellite Connect Online is a 6-week program running from Monday 9 September to Monday, 21 October, 2024. There's also an introductory session happening on Monday, 2 September.

  • Date:
  • 9 Sep 2024 - 21 Oct 2024
  • Time:
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Duration:
  • 2 Hours
  • Location:
  • Via Zoom
  • Price:
  • FREE
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