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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headspace Bairnsdale

We're proud to be supporting young people's wellbeing through our headspace Bairnsdale centre.

Relationship Australia Victoria (RAV) has been selected by Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN) as the lead agency of a new headspace centre in Bairnsdale, Victoria.

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12 to 25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug service. headspace has 95 centres currently operating across Australia and operates an online and telephone service, eheadspace. More than 270,000 young Australians have come to headspace for support, guidance or help over the past 10 years.

The Bairnsdale headspace centre provides free or low cost confidential mental, general and sexual health services as well as education and employment, and alcohol and other drug support services. The comprehensive suite of services will include therapeutic, drug and alcohol counselling, psychiatric consultations, vocational guidance, help with job seeking as well as health and wellbeing services for all young people, including young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) young people.

The operation of headspace Bairnsdale is possible through the collaboration and contribution of a range of local service providers, led by RAV, forming the headspace Bairnsdale Consortium.

headspace Bairnsdale consortium members

  • Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV)
  • Latrobe Regional Health (LRH) 
  • within Australia (formerly SNAP)
  • Australian Community Support Organisation (ASCO)
  • Latrobe Community Health Service
  • Gippsland Lakes Community Health
  • MIND Australia
  • Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-Operative (GEGAC)
  • Advanced Personnel Management (APM)

Centre location

171 Main Street
Bairnsdale Victoria 3875 

Opening hours

The centre is open from 10am to 6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 12pm to 8pm on Tuesdays.

For more information on the headspace Bairnsdale centre and its services, click here

headspace acknowledges the financial and other support from Gippsland PHN and the Department of Health.

 10am to 6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 12pm to 8pm on Tuesdays.