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.


Crisis/Help/Support | Families | Family violence | Government and legal | Health and mental health | LGBTIQ support services | Parenting | Problem gambling | Professionals | Rural | Seniors | Sexual health | Young people



 Family violence

 Government and legal

 Health and mental health

 LGBTIQ support services


 Problem gambling




  • Aboriginal Community Elders Services - A not-for-profit Aboriginal community controlled organisation, that provides a range of residential and community aged care services.
  • Advance Care Planning Australia - An Australian government-funded program providing information and resources on all aspects of advanced care planning.
  • Carers Australia Victoria - not-for-profit organisation, that provides practical, financial, and emotional support and information to family carers.
  • Community Legal Centres, Victoria - Independent community organisations that provide free legal services to the public. Visit the website or call to find your local service.
  • Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria - Run by and for older people, to advance the rights, interests and futures of Australians as they age.
  • 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.
  • Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) - A state-wide, peak advocacy body representing ethnic and multicultural communities in Victoria.
  • Law Institute of Victoria - Referral service to solicitors who can give advice in a range of areas including family law.
  • My Aged Care - National entry point to access aged care services, including help at home, transition, short-term and respite care, and residential aged care services.
  • National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) - Lead research organisation producing publications and resources to  guide aged care practice and policy, and improve the lives of older Australians.
  • 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.
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) - A low cost, accessible, and independent tribunal providing information, referrals and support for dispute resolution. Involved with disputes about powers of attorney and guardianship.
  • Victoria Legal Aid - Provides free information and legal advice, fact sheets, booklets, and educational resources.

 Sexual health

 Young people

  • connectEDspace - resources for young people.
  • headspace - mental health services for young people.
  • ReachOut - online mental health support for young people.