Jess’ experience “I wasn’t alone”

Jess is one of Satellite’s amazing graduates and a young person who was raised by a parent with a diagnosed mental illness. Her mum experienced big challenges to her mental health and spent time in psychiatric hospitals. Jess was able to grow from this difficult experience through the support of a caring network of friends and professionals (Satellite Foundation being one of them) and other young people who had experiences similar to her own. Through this she realised that she wasn’t alone.

Jess is now a qualified social worker, helping other young people in particular by listening to and normalising their stories.

Here, Jess reflects on three things that helped make her the person she is today:

Connection

Empowerment

Hope

Thank you Jess for sharing your story and your wisdom.

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Jess is one of Satellite’s amazing graduates and a young person who was raised by a parent with a mental illness. Her mum experienced big challenges to her mental health and spent time in psychiatric hospitals.

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