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.


We are proud to provide services for all members of the community, regardless of religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. We believe that people, in all their diversity, have the right to live their lives safely and with dignity, with their families and within their communities, and to enjoy positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships.

Recognising the different needs of diverse members of our community, we are committed to ensuring that our services are relevant and accessible. This includes to those from vulnerable and disadvantaged, culturally and linguistically diverse, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, and to members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual (LGBTIQA+) communities.

Our Impact in 2019/20: A Snapshot

Our clients

  • 22,621 clients
  • 3709 children
  • 3200 clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • 407 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • 44.3% of our clients reported an income of $25,000 or less

Client satisfaction with counselling, family dispute resolution (FDR) and Family Relationship Centre services

  • 98.7% felt listened to and understood
  • 97.7% were satisfied with the service received
  • 99.0% were better able to deal with issues they sought help for

During COVID-19 (30 March-30 June 2020)

  • Over 10,500 hours of video-based client appointments or meetings, with over 16,500 participants
  • 4835 counselling sessions
  • 3650 FDR sessions
  • 87.1% of counselling clients were satisfied with the service they received
  • 82.4% of FDR clients felt their practitioner had listened to them and understood their issues
  • 88.9% of counselling clients felt their counsellor had listened to them and understood their issues