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) pandemic. 


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

We're committed to safely supporting people throughout the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

From Monday 14 June we can provide face-to-face appointments across Victoria, if your practitioner believes that an in-person appointment is required, and in line with the current COVID-19 restrictions starting at 11:59pm on Thursday 10 June.

We're also continuing to provide telephone, video and online appointments.

Talk to us about how we can support you.

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 and in response to changes to COVID-19 restrictions.

We know that this is a challenging and concerning time, and our thoughts are with those who are impacted by COVID-19. We will continue to provide support to many in our community as best we can during this time.

Over the past 12 months, we have published a range of resources that provide information and tips for managing during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can view and download these resources, free of charge here.

Thank you for your understanding and assistance in helping us to protect the wellbeing of our staff, clients and the wider community, while continuing to provide essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic and in keeping with current Victorian Government restrictions.

If you have any questions about an appointment, service or training with us, please contact the relevant RAV centre via the contact details below.

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 Sale: (03) 5184 5000
headspace Wonthaggi: (03) 5671 5900

Specialist services

Disability Counselling and Support: 1800 317 387
Forced Adoption Support Service: 1800 21 03 13
Redress Support Services
: 1800 052 674
Open Place - Support Service for Forgotten Australians:
1800 779 379