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.


Professional Development

We are proud to offer a range of workshops providing professionals with opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills to help their clients and customers.

Workshop: Managing mental health in the workplace

Many people will experience mental health issues at some stage in their lives, including in the workplace. These people may need additional support at work during this time.

Participants will gain a greater understanding of how individuals are affected by common mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, stress, mood disorders and suicide ideation. The workshop will also detail and discuss how workplaces can respond appropriately and assist people with these issues.


In this workshop, participants will learn about:

  • common mental health issues and how they affect people
  • indicators of mental ill-health
  • how staff can support colleagues experiencing mental health issues
  • how to appropriately refer colleagues or staff to access support services and assistance.

About the presenter

Karen Holmes is the Senior Manager Training and Development at Relationships Australia Victoria. Karen has qualifications in business, psychology, youth work and training. She has over two decades of experience in service delivery and management of wellbeing services. Karen has designed and delivered suites of training programs for schools, community organisations and volunteers. She has overseen and managed staff and volunteers providing state-wide and national services across urban, regional and remote locations.


  • RAV Training
  • (03) 8573 2271
  • 1183 Toorak Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124
    • Starts 9:30am Thursday 7 September 2017
  • 9:30am - 1pm.
  • $160 per session including GST. Morning tea provided.
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