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 Kids Camp – April 2024

Our next Satellite Kids Camp takes place at Camp Weekaway (Benloch) during the April school holidays! This camp is for primary school children aged 9 - 12 years old.

Join the fun from 12:00pm on Monday 8 April to 2:00pm on Wednesday 10 April.

  • Date:
  • 8 Apr 2023 - 10 Apr 2024
  • Duration:
  • 3 Days
  • Location:
  • Camp Weekaway, 186 Kitchenhams Road, Benloch VIC 3435
  • Price:
  • FREE
REGISTER HERE
Satellite Connect Program – In-person

Meet, connect and collaborate with other young people who have a family member with a mental health challenge.

This 4-week program takes place IN-PERSON at Satellite's offices in Collingwood.

  • Date:
  • 29 Feb 2024 - 28 Mar 2024
  • Time:
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Duration:
  • 13 Hours
  • Location:
  • 22 Easey Street, Collingwood, Naarm Melbourne
  • Price:
  • FREE
REGISTER HERE
Music And Me – April 2024

Meet on Zoom to explore how music feels, sounds, and means different things for everyone!

Log in from 10:00am - 12:00pm to enjoy 'Music and Me' from a home environment!

  • Date:
  • 2 Apr 2024
  • Time:
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Duration:
  • 2 Hours
  • Location:
  • Online via Zoom
  • Price:
  • FREE
REGISTER HERE
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