connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support

RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.


Relationships Australia Victoria is a valued provider of specialist family and relationship services. Our vision is for positive, safe and respectful relationships for couples, families, schools, workplaces and communities. We aim to relieve the suffering, distress and helplessness of vulnerable and disadvantaged people so as to enhance their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.


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We offer counselling for relationships in all their aspects. This may mean thinking about nurturing an existing relationship, or reflecting on what's not working well. It may mean starting a relationship, or ending one.

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Family Dispute Resolution (mediation)

A service to help couples who are separating to resolve their family law disputes. 

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Family Relationship Centres

Centres that focus on providing family dispute resolution (mediation) to help separating families to achieve workable parenting arrangements outside the Court system.

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Latest News

National Reconciliation Week

We stand with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Latest Training e-newsletter

Tips for helping children through separation, a review of our Family Violence in the Workplace workshop, and upcoming workshops and courses

Workshop review: Responding to family violence in the workplace

Giving employees the knowledge, understanding and strategies to support staff experiencing family violence

Spotlight on helping children through separation

Separation isn’t easy for anyone. Read our tips to help make the transition as smooth as possible.

Relationships Australia Victoria to work collaboratively to provide interventions to family violence perpetrators in Dandenong

Providing coordinated interventions to perpetrators of family violence at the Dandenong Multidisciplinary Centre

Official launch of headspace Bairnsdale

Opening the National Youth Mental Health Foundation to support young peoples' mental health and wellbeing

Upcoming Courses

Collaborative Couple Therapy Workshop, presented by Dan Wile

Hear from the man hailed as a "genius and the greatest living marital therapist” by Dr John Gottman.

Dan Wile is coming to Australia to present a two-day workshop on Collaborative Couple Therapy – a unique model for therapists to move couples beyond a spiral of alienation and into a cycle of connection.

Dan is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in California, and the developer of Collaborative Couple Therapy. He has 40 years’ experience as a couple therapist.

Places are limited so be sure to register. Early bird rates are available before 2 May.

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