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.



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  • Help give children a voice

    2:02pm Friday, 7 June 2013
    Did you know that more than one third of children whose parents separate are exposed to domestic violence and sustained high conflict? This can result in serious consequences for children's healthy development and well-being. As the State's largest provider of community services for families and children experiencing separation and divorce, RAV has launched a new fundraising appeal to help support children affected by family violence and sustained high conflict...
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  • Young people the spotlight in gambling forum

    1:09pm Friday, 17 May 2013
    To mark Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, RAV, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and Child and Family Services Ballarat will present a parent and community education forum on Wednesday 22 May in Ballarat. The forum will have a particular focus on young people and address gambling trends, emerging technology – including the growth in online gambling and gaming smart phone apps - as well as traditional forms of gambling. RAV Gambler’s Help Coordinator, Kathy Griffin will participate in the panel...
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  • Focus on family violence

    11:40am Tuesday, 30 April 2013
    Relationships Australia supports international conference on violence against women.
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  • We welcome the Prime Minister's apology for forced adoptions

    2:49pm Thursday, 21 March 2013
    Relationships Australia today congratulated Prime Minister Julia Gillard, as she delivered an historical apology on behalf of the Australian Government, to people affected by forced adoption or removal policies and practices.
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  • Racism stops with me

    9:00am Thursday, 21 March 2013
    Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is proud to affirm its commitment to ending racism on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. RAV has joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGOs to support the “Racism. It stops with me” campaign, being led by the Australian Human Rights Commission. The campaign emphasises the importance of taking a stand against racism whenever it happens. Our commitment to this initiative is a natural extension of our aim...
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  • Australia's first National Children's Commissioner appointed

    2:03pm Wednesday, 6 March 2013
    Relationships Australia welcomes the recent appointment of Ms Megan Mitchell as Australia’s first National Children’s Commissioner.  Prime Minister, Julia Gillard announced the appointment as part of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020. Relationships Australia’s Chair of the National Board, Mr Mat Rowell is delighted that Australian children will now have a national voice, “Ms Mitchell’s appointment is an important step in the right direction of protecting Australian children.  The fact that there will be a clear focus on vulnerable...
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  • Centre closures for holiday season

    8:30am Monday, 18 December 2017
    Our centres will be closed from 23 December 2017 and reopening on 2 January 2018
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  • What Works in Therapy: One-Day Workshop

    9:00am Tuesday, 22 August 2017
    Presented by Scott D Miller, PhD, U.S. counselling psychologist
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  • Latest Training e-newsletter

    9:00am Thursday, 10 August 2017
    Highlighting our upcoming workshop: What Works in Therapy with Scott D Miller, U.S. psychologist
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  • Services for multicultural communities in the South East

    5:00pm Wednesday, 12 April 2017
    You're invited to learn more about all the local services can help you
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  • Sister's Day Out in South Morang

    4:00pm Wednesday, 12 April 2017
    Pampering activities for Koori women in a culturally welcoming, safe space
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  • Neighbour Day - 30 March

    1:00pm Monday, 24 March 2014
    This Sunday, 30 March is Neighbour Day, an annual celebration of community across Australia. The community you wants starts at your front door.
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  • Constructive look at men's relationships

    12:00am Tuesday, 5 June 2012
    Next week is Men's Health Week, an excellent opportunity to focus on men's health issues in a positive way. What better time for men to have a look at their relationships - with their partner, children, family, friends - and see whether there are any cracks.
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  • Helping diverse communities

    12:00am Saturday, 26 May 2012
    The makeup of the population has changed dramatically in recent decades as a result of progressive Australian Government immigration policies which have encouraged the development of a vibrant and cohesive multicultural society.
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  • Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

    12:00am Friday, 25 May 2012
    Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) is about urging everyone who "likes a flutter" to take a balanced approach and stay in control.
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