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.
Family Relationship Advice Line - A national telephone service that assists families affected by relationship or marriage breakdown. The service provides advice on mediation services and issues that come up after separation including parenting after separation and property dispute resolution. Phone 1800 050 321
No to Violence Men’s Referral Service - An anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, referral and information service for men. Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm, Weekends 9am to 5pm. Phone 1300 766 491
Office of the Public Advocate - 24/7 - Promoting the rights, interests, and dignity of people with a disability. Phone 1300 309 337, or TTY 1300 305 612
Parentline - A phone service that provides counselling support for parents and carers of young people who may be struggling with a range of parenting issues, including; parenting after separation, child/parent conflict, and disagreement about parenting strategies between care givers. Phone 1300 301 300
Q-Life - Telephone and webchat support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people and their friends, families and allies. Phone 1800 184 527
Suicideline - 24/7 specialist telephone counselling and information to anyone affected by suicide. Call if you are thinking about suicide, worried about someone, or have lost someone to suicide. Phone 1300 651 251
Dementia Australia - Advocates for the needs of people living with dementia, and for their families and carers, and provides support services, education and information.
Elder Rights Advocacy (ERA) Victoria - A free, confidential and independent service to older people (or their representatives) who are receiving an Australian Government subsidised aged care service in Victoria.
Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) - Provides services to protect and promote the rights, interests and dignity of people with disability living in Victoria. These services include advice, education, and resources about powers of attorney, advanced care directives and guardianship.
Seniors Rights Australia - Provides information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people.
State Trustees - Provides financial and legal assistance for every stage of life, including assistance with executor services, powers of attorney and wills.