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.


Relationships Australia Victoria is a valued provider of specialist family and relationship services. Our vision is for positive, safe and respectful relationships for couples, families, schools, workplaces and communities. We aim to relieve the suffering, distress and helplessness of vulnerable and disadvantaged people so as to enhance their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.


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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.

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Family Dispute Resolution (mediation)

Helping couples who are separating or divorcing to resolve their family law disputes.

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Family Relationship Centres

Centres focused on providing family dispute resolution (mediation) to help separating families to achieve workable parenting arrangements outside the Court system.

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Latest News

70 years strong

Watch our 70th anniversary commemorative video.

Support for Fathers project

Read about our fatherhood resources, Professionals’ Toolkit and a new Working with Fathers network.

Compass Forced Adoption Support Services

Free, confidential support services for mothers, fathers, adopted persons and affected family members.

Evaluating our Family Violence Programs for Men

Partnering with Monash University to evaluate our men’s behaviour change programs and case management services.

Tuning in to Kids Together

A free, group program to help parents better understand and interact with your child.

New Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling CHC81015 (with a focus on Family Violence)

Enhance your counselling skills to work with individuals and families affected by family violence.

Enhance your family dispute resolution knowledge and skills for working with families around property and financial matters within a family law context. 

Register now for our introductory, two-day course on 12 and 13 September 2019.