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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Services

We aim to provide high quality and comprehensive services that assist families and children to overcome challenges, grow and thrive.

More information on each service is available via the links or the list of services on the left hand side of this page.

Child and Family Services

A range of services to support children, young people and their families

  • Child and family counselling.
  • Family Dispute Resolution.
  • i-Connect: A Family Mental Health Support Service for children and young people in East Gippsland.
  • I like, like you: A healthy intimate relationships program for schools.
  • early matters: Promoting and strengthening healthy family relationships.
  • connectEDspace: a website dedicated to young people experiencing difficult and tricky times.
  • Relationship education: a variety of relationship education courses run in small groups.

Compass Support Services

A specialist support service for people affected by forced adoption

Counselling

We offer counselling for relationships in all their aspects.

  • Child and family counselling.
  • Men's counselling: a variety of services and approaches to help men explore and review their lives.
  • Prepare: Pre-marriage and commitment program to help you prepare for your future lives together.
  • Relationship counselling.
  • Telephone relationship counselling: if you are unable to attend one of our centres.
  • Women's counselling: a variety of services and approaches to help women explore and review their lives.
  • Forgotten Australians counselling: counselling for care survivors and their family members.

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR)

FDR services are provided to assist couples who are separating to resolve their family law disputes.

Family Relationship Centres

We provide 4 of the 15 Family Relationship Centres in Victoria. These centres an initiative of the Australian Government, and offer a range of services and programs, which are aimed at families at all stages of their life.

Family violence prevention, support and recovery services

We provide sensitive, supportive and professional family violence services across Victoria. We offer a range of counselling and dispute resolution services, group programs and referral options.

Men and family relationships

We offer a range of family and relationship services for men including counselling, men's groups, FDR, assistance on relationship and parenting matters and education courses on relationship issues and personal growth.

Multicultural programs

We believe in strengthening families and providing services that cater to community needs. We understand that traditional family structures are diverse. Our staff endeavour to work with members of diverse communities to provide information and assistance on a whole range of family issues.

Post-separation parenting

We offer group work and post-separation courses.

Training

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), RAV provides quality higher education, vocational training and professional development in a range of areas relating to relationship counselling, FDR, mediation and relationship education.

Reclaim Support Services

A dedicated support service for adults surviving child sexual abuse in organisational settings. The program has been funded by the Australian Government to support the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Senior Relationship Services

Counselling and mediation services to support families who need help negotiating the often complex issues related to aging.

Workplace Services - AccessResolve Workplace Services

We support businesses at all levels, from developing organisation-wide strategies to assisting individual employees and their families through consultation, counselling, dispute resolution and training programs.