Our VisionSatellite Foundation wants every young person to have access to safe, creative, and inclusive spaces for brave conversation that enhances their mental health, wellbeing, and connectedness

Established in 2009 in Melbourne, Australia, Satellite Foundation is an accessible, caring not-for-profit organisation that connects and empowers young people who have a family member living with mental health challenges.

These challenges can impact all family members, so Satellite takes a whole-of-family approach including peers and the wider community.

Our creative programs support the ongoing growth and transformation of young people so they can realise their full potential.


Satellite puts children and young people at the heart of everything we do. Our programs support the ongoing growth and transformation of young people so they can realise their full potential. And we're here for the long-term, supporting young people into early adulthood and beyond.


How We Work

  • Stay Connected

    We recognise the importance of belonging. We foster a sense of community. We nurture friendships, communication and connections. We believe that we are all in this together.

  • Be Creative

    Satellite has the strong belief that being ‘creative’ is simply being given permission to see, feel, share and communicate our experiences in this world in lots of different ways. We insert creativity and creative platforms into everything we do.

  • Keep Well

    We aim to increase self-esteem, build confidence, promote good coping strategies, and provide skills to use in all areas of life. We provide young people with opportunities to harness their potential.

We are committed to

Children & Young People

  • Connecting with children and young people as a part of their broader family and community
  • Recognising that young people can have significant caring roles and may identify as a young carer
  • Celebrating everyone's achievements
  • Embracing peer support to assist young people and their families


  • Working in partnership with families, children, young people, services and the community
  • Recognising that every family is unique and different
  • Helping families and individuals reach their own solutions to challenges in the right environment


  • Building awareness and shaping conversations
  • Taking an inclusive and non-blaming approach to mental illness
  • Respecting cultural, spiritual and individual difference

PeopleMeet Our Amazing Team

Satellite Squad

The peer understanding and lived experience to guide our programs and the help to bring them to life. Learn more about our squad.

Satellite Ambassadors

The community, networks and passion to connect people and our work to other great organisations. Get to know our ambassadors.

Our Staff

The knowledge, skill and determination to help create work that builds hope and changes lives. Get in touch with our staff.

Our Board

The vision and the support to ensure we will continue to build futures of both hope and possibility. Find out more about our board.

Connecting people and organisations for growth and wellbeing

Connect with Organisations

Satellite works to pair people with organisations that can help while firmly believing that we can all do more together.

Connect with People

Bringing people together for work and healing is an integral responsibility that we passionately pursue in all of our endeavours.