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 (Sunshine) - 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 Sunshine 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 Sunshine
  • (03) 9313 0444
  • This program is delivered online via Zoom webinar. - To be advised
    • Starts 10:00am Monday 27 July 2020


      • 3 August
      • 10 August
      • 17 August
      • 24 August
      • 31 August.
    • Starts 10:00am Monday 12 October 2020


      • 19 October
      • 26 October
      • No session on 2 November
      • 9 November
      • 16 November
      • 23 November.
  • Six, weekly group sessions, delivered online via Zoom webinar, from 10-11am.

    An individual, 30-minute follow-up phone call will also be organised weekly with each participant.
  • Free of charge.
  • Bookings are essential as places are limited. To register your place or to find out more, email or call (03) 8311 9222.

Expression of Interest Form

Additional Details

Please note: after submitting this form, you will receive a confirmation message on-screen, and an email confirmation to the email address provided. If you do not receive this email confirmation in your inbox or junk mail folder within 24 hours, please call the centre the course is being offered at to confirm that we have received your expression of interest.

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