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.

Opening the Doors - Women's Support Group (Sunshine)

A support group for women who have experienced abuse in a relationship and would like to join with other women to express themselves as well as regain their sense of self through learning, sharing, connecting and creating.

In this group there will be a chance to talk about your experiences and to learn from others and from educational material including:

  • legal information and practical resources
  • understanding the effects of abuse on women and children
  • strengthening self esteem.

The group will also involve hands-on activities that heal trauma through the body, mind, story and art.
Women who have been involved in similar groups have found that it is a helpful way to learn more about their rights and support options, and to rebuild their identity and begin to heal.

  • Family Safety Practitioner
  • (03) 8311 9222
  • Please contact us via the phone number above for location details. - To be advised
    • Starts 10:00am Thursday 27 April 2017


      • 4 May 2017
      • 11 May 2017
      • 18 May 2017
      • 25 May 2017
      • 1 June 2017
      • 8 June 2017
      • 15 June 2017
    • Starts 10:00am Thursday 27 July 2017


      • 3 August 2017
      • 10 August 2017
      • 17 August 2017
      • 24 August 2017
      • 31 August 2017
      • 7 September 2017
      • 14 September 2017
  • 8 weekly sessions on Thursdays
  • Free of charge (childcare is not available)
  • Supported by the Western Region Family Violence Partnership Group Work Support.
    Bookings are essential as places are limited.