How do we begin to tell our story?
Find a place and space to be heard, to learn and to share your stories.
Satellite Connect is a primarily online, free program for young people 17—23yrs (approx.) who have a parent/carer with a mental illness.
Satellite Connect provides opportunities for young people anywhere in Australia to be heard and the power of their experiences to be shared through a supported and positive platform.
Through this 6-week program, participants will have the opportunity to meet, interact and collaborate with others who may share similar experiences. Each week we host a workshop which covers the following themes:
Week 1: The Power of the Shared Experience
Introduction and connection with facilitators and peers.
Week 2: Ways to Check-In and Care for Yourself
An understanding of (and practical tools for) self-care and compassion.
Week 3: The 'Art' of Facilitation
Exploring alternative communication methods for connection.
Week 4: Connection not Perfection
The way in which shared stories can illuminate, connect and empower.
Week 5: Let's Talk about 'It'
Exploring experiences of mental health, mental illness, language and stigma.
Week 6: Tools for the Future
Next steps for participants to learn, grow and practise their new skills.
There is an extensive range of resources included to support these learnings. On the completion of the six-week program all participants are invited to attend a weekend retreat.
Satellite Connect Youth
Satellite Connect Youth is an adaptation of our Satellite Connect program aimed at young people between the ages of 14–17 yrs. Participants can be living anywhere in Australia and the free, 6-week program offers the opportunity to be heard and to connect through shared experiences.
Program Dates 2021
Our next Satellite Connect program (for those aged 17 - 23 years) will start in February 2021!
Satellite Connect 3
Every Tuesday from
23 February to 30 March.
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Satellite Connect 4
Every Monday from 3 May to 7 June
6:30 - 8:30pm
Satellite Connect Youth
Our next Satellite Connect Youth program (for those aged 14 - 17 years) will start in May 2021.
Every Wednesday from 5 May to 9 June.
4.30pm – 6.30pm
How to join our programs
Choose a program that interests you (or a young person you know). Fill in an expression of interest form here.
Our team will call you to chat about the program, confirm a place and answer any questions.
After a place is confirmed, you'll receive an e-mail to register more information about yourself.
You are now ready to join us and connect and share your stories with new friends who 'get it'!