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

headspace Wonthaggi Youth Launch

Launching our newest headspace centre to the young people of Bass Coast and South Gippsland.

Soothing the pain of forced adoption

Read about our Compass Forced Adoption Support Services in The Senior Newspaper.

The latest edition of our e-newsletter is now available

Read about our 70th anniversary, the official opening of headspace Wonthaggi & our new family violence-focused Graduate Diploma.

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.

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.