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.


Family Violence

We provide a range of group programs to support people who have experienced violence and abuse.

Women Making Choices (Kew)

A program for women who currently feel or have previously felt powerlessness as a result of experiencing a range of controlling and abusive behaviours.

Feelings of worthlessness, not being good enough and feeling blamed for the negative aspects of the relationship are often present. This is an opportunity for women to share their experiences, gain greater understanding, offer support to others and receive support through an educative, therapeutic and supportive group.

Coping with abusive relationships is difficult. Many women have found that coming together to share their experiences and receive information has enabled them to gain an insight into understanding family relationships together with providing them with much-needed support.

The group program will cover topics such as:

  • understanding family relationships
  • safety issues for all family members
  • exploring patterns of behaviour
  • self-care
  • impact on children
  • parenting
  • healthy relationships
  • information, services and resources available.


Participant feedback
  • "I can’t thank you enough for the Women Making Choices course. I gained so many insights and I believe it has affected me profoundly and will turn out to be a real turning point in my life."
  • "It has been life changing, beneficial and validating to hear other women's stories that have resounding similarities to my own."
  • "This was really transformative. Thank you so much to the facilitators and group members."
  • "I learnt to stop always thinking about him, his needs and his reactions, and to clearly refocus all my efforts on myself, what I want and my responses."

I can’t thank you enough for the Women Making Choices course. I gained so many insights and I believe it has affected me profoundly and will turn out to be a real turning point in my life.

  • Education Coordinator
  • 03 9261 8727
  • 46 Princess Street, Kew, VIC 3101
    • Starts 6:00pm Tuesday 1 May 2018


      • May 8
      • May 15
      • May 22
      • May 29
      • June 5
      • June 12
      • June 19
    • Starts 6:00pm Tuesday 31 July 2018


      • August 7
      • August 14
      • August 21
      • August 28
      • September 4
      • September 11
      • September 18
    • Starts 6:00pm Tuesday 16 October 2018


      • October 23
      • October 30
      • November 13
      • November 20
      • November 27
      • December 4
      • December 11
  • 6 - 8:30pm.
    Eight sessions per course in 2017.
  • Free of charge. A free assessment is required before participating in the group.
  • Please note: Babies and children cannot be accommodated in groups.

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