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

Latest Training e-newsletter

Highlighting our upcoming workshop: What Works in Therapy with Scott D Miller, U.S. psychologist

Steering the Right Path

RAV introduces free workshops and presentations to help families plan a family route for ageing

Introducing My Mum and Me program

Our new mother-child family violence recovery program

The role of the General Practitioner in responding to family violence

Managing the challenges GPs play in creating safe spaces for victims and perpetrators

Family Advocacy and Support Services in Dandenong

Providing support for people who have experienced or are alleged to have used family violence

BreakThrough: Ice education for families

RAV to host community education programs in Sunshine, Melbourne and Berwick

What Works in Therapy Workshop, presented by Scott Miller

With multitudes of treatment approaches, research reports and books, it can be challenging for today’s practitioner to separate fact from fiction. So, what actually works in therapy?

Drawing from a comprehensive review of 40 years’ research, Scott Miller will identify the core factors responsible for therapeutic success, regardless of theoretical orientation or psychiatric diagnosis. The workshop will include practical, common sense and empirically-supported therapeutic skills that can be used to efficiently and effectively resolve clients’ problems.

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