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.


Attention: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We're still here: our commitment to provide services and supporting Victorians during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. 


Now, as always, the wellbeing of our staff, clients and the wider community is our priority.

We're continuing to deliver many of our services via telephone, video and online appointments.

Learn more about how we're delivering counselling over the telephone and through video-conferencing.

In line with current Victorian Government advice, we are also re-commencing face-to-face group men's behaviour change programs (MBCPs) across our centres over the coming weeks, and are currently taking new referrals for MBCPs at our Boronia and Kew centres.

If you have any questions or concerns about an appointment, service or training with us, please contact the relevant RAV centre via the contact details below. We will contact any clients with upcoming face-to-face appointment. 

We know that this is a difficult and concerning time for many in our community, and our thoughts are with those who are impacted by COVID-19.

We are regularly publishing new resources that provide information and tips for during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can view and download these resources, free of charge, from our website.

We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and the way in which we deliver services, in line with advice of the World Health Organisation, Australian Government Department of Health, Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services, and Australia’s Chief Medical Officer. We will provide further updates as required in the future.

Thank you for your understanding.


Coronavirus information

If you are seeking more information on Novel Coronavirus, call the Coronavirus Health Information Line 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on 1800 020 080.

Immediate support

If you need immediate support, contact:


Our centres

Ballarat: 03) 5337 9222
Berwick Family Relationship Centre: (03) 8768 4111
Boronia: (03) 9725 9964
Cranbourne: (03) 5990 1900
Cranbourne North: (03) 5911 5400
Greensborough: (03) 9431 7777
Greensborough Family Relationship Centre: (03) 9404 7800
Kew: (03) 9261 8700
Melbourne Family Relationship Centre: (03) 8625 3666
Shepparton: (03) 5820 7444
Sunshine: (03) 8311 9222
Sunshine Family Relationship Centre: (03) 9313 0444
Traralgon: (03) 5175 9500

Central Office: (03) 8573 2222

i-Connect Family Mental Health Support Service (Gippsland): 1300 369 630
headspace Bairnsdale: (03) 5141 6200
headspace Wonthaggi: (03) 5671 5900