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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Counselling

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.

Read our counselling frequently asked questions.


Why do couples break-up? research project

Why did you break up? Did you seek help or go it alone?

A research project is being conducted at Swinburne University, in collaboration with Relationships Australia Victoria, to explore why couples in Australia break-up, and barriers to accessing support.
If you are aged over 18 and have previously been involved in a marriage or de facto relationship, you are invited to participate in this voluntary study.

Participation involves an online survey which takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

To complete the survey, click here.

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.

Counselling provides a supportive and collaborative environment where you can discuss your problems and concerns, working on what you identify as most important. Participating in counselling can help you clarify your situation, gain new perspectives and work towards change. The counselling process can support you to develop insights, generate solutions and consider choices.

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 our counselling service.

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.