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.

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Good Ships Books and Resources

Innovative resources to support children to deal with common difficulties in the context of important relationships.

Zoe's Choice and Cassie the upside down koala are great gifts as well as useful resources. All proceeds support Relationships Australia Victoria's work with children.

Good Ships

Launched in April 2015, Relationships Australia Victoria's Good Ships is an initiative to produce books and resources for children to help address the difficulties they commonly face in the context of important relationships.

Proceeds from Good Ships books will be used to support children’s programs run by Relationships Australia Victoria.

Zoe's Choice

Zoe's Choice is the second book published under our Good Ships initiative.

Zoe's Choice uses beautiful illustrations and a charming storyline to teach children about overcoming fears. It can be used as an educational tool by parents, teachers, therapists and other professionals to promote healthy ways to deal with fear.

"This rich and beautifully illustrated children's tale powerfully tells the story of a little girl struggling to cope with her fears... Mina has magically brought alive Zoe's monster to illustrate this child's night time fear and how it can be creatively braved. This book provides some extremely useful skills to help both children and their parents."

Dr Sophie Havighurst, PhD, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist

Preview an extract of Zoe's Choice here.

Supporting resources

Supporting resources for parents, teachers and counsellors to accompany Zoe's Choice and Good Ships are now available.s

Cassie the upside down koala

Cassie the upside down koala is the first in a series of planned books and resources for children under our Good Ships initiative.

While this delightful, beautifully-illustrated story can be read simply for enjoyment, it focuses on themes of difference and belonging. Cassie the upside down koala can be used by parents, teachers, therapists and other professionals as an educational tool to promote acceptance of difference and to help children talk about and reflect on their own experiences.

"This book will delight readers, both young and old. It offers a wonderful way for parents, teachers and counsellors to explore with children how to embrace and celebrate what makes some of us different from others. It also models standing up to teasing and taunting from peers aimed at making us conform. Children who have been bullied will find the book especially affirming."

Professor Emeritus Dorothy Scott OAM

Preview an extract of Cassie the upside down koala here.

Supporting resources

Supporting resources for parents, teachers and counsellors to accompany Cassie the upside down koala and Good Ships are now available.

How to order

Zoe's Choice and Cassie the upside down koala can be ordered online here. Books cost $16.50 including GST per copy, excluding postage.
Alternatively, complete this order form and return it to us with your payment details.

Pre-ordered books may also be collected from Relationships Australia Victoria's Central Office in Camberwell.