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.


early matters: Tuning in to Kids (Ballarat) - Online

skills to help your child to problem solve

Emotionally Intelligent Parenting:
Learn how to better understand and interact with your child.

Backed by evidence-based research, this online program focuses on developing key skills to recognise and respond to your child’s emotions, manage conflict and help your child develop emotional intelligence.

Do you:

  • have difficulty managing your child’s behaviour?
  • want to strengthen your parenting skills?
  • want to learn ways to better connect with your child?
  • feel concerned about the level of conflict in your home?

This six week free program teaches you as parents:

  • to be aware and to regulate your own emotions
  • to be aware of your child’s emotions
  • to use your child’s emotional experiences as an opportunities for closeness and teaching
  • skills to help your child verbally name their emotions
  • skills to help your child to problem solve
  • to guide your child’s behaviour with appropriate limits.

Tuning in to Kids in Ballarat is provided as part of our early matters program, which is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Click here for more information about the early matters program.

  • early matters Ballarat
  • (03) 5337 9222
  • This program is delivered online via Zoom webinar. - To be advised
    • Starts 10:00am Thursday 22 July 2021


      • 29 July
      • 5 August
      • 12 August
      • 19 August
      • 26 August.

      Individual follow up phone calls will also be available to all participants.

    • Starts 10:00am Thursday 14 October 2021


      • 21 October
      • 28 October
      • 4 November
      • 11 November
      • 18 November.
  • Six, weekly group sessions, delivered online via Zoom webinar, from 10-11:30am.

    Term 3: July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26.
    Term 4: October 14, 21, 18; November 4, 11, 18.

    Individual follow up phone calls will also be available to all participants.
  • Free of charge.
  • Bookings are essential as places are limited. To register your place or to find out more, email or call (03) 5337 9222.

    We are funded to provide early matters specifically in Sunshine (Delahey and Kings Park) and Ballarat (Wendouree, Miners Rest and Ballarat South). Clients located outside these areas may still be able to use early matters depending on program capacity. Please let us know if you are located outside of our funding areas.

Click here to apply