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.



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.

Counselling can also help with understanding family interaction and the tensions and struggles between family members - parents and children, siblings, adult children and their parents - all with their different needs and positions.

Counsellors facilitate discussion and provide support to work on what you identify as the most important issues. Sessions can focus on communication and complicated experiences and lead to insights and decisions. They can also focus on very specific issues and problems, including sexual concerns.

Counselling sessions are totally confidential. Our counsellors do not make judgments about who is right or wrong. They don't tell clients what to do or what decisions to make, but rather guide them through a discussion of their feelings, experiences and their options.

Before beginning, we assess whether counselling is appropriate for you and your circumstances. In addition, we take safety and wellbeing very seriously and therefore, will refer you to appropriate additional services that you may require.

Find out more about the Counselling process.

We offer a range of specialised counselling services. (Note that not all of the specialised counselling services listed are available at all RAV centres).

To find your nearest centre that offers counselling call us 1300 364 277 or see a list of RAV centres and contact them directly about the services they offer.