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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.

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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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Family Dispute Resolution (Mediation) at the Royal Children’s Hospital

Relationships Australia Victoria
11:13am Friday, 26 April 2019

Separated parents who are caring for a child in hospital often need to make decisions with the child’s other parent, about the care of their child while in hospital.

Since 2016, we've partnered with the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne to provide a free, on-site family dispute resolution service for separated parents of children who are on extended hospital stays.

Family dispute resolution, also known as mediation, assists separated parents to parent cooperatively and reach agreements that are in the best interests of their children. A qualified family dispute resolution practitioner works with parents to help resolve disputes, using parenting plans or agreements if appropriate.

Common issues that family dispute resolution can assist with and topics it can cover include:

  • visiting schedules
  • care and treatment decisions
  • parental communication
  • parental roles and responsibilities.

For more information about this service, please contact our Melbourne Family Relationship Centre via email or by calling (03) 8625 3666.

We also provide family dispute resolution from 10 mediation centres across Melbourne and regional Victoria to help couples who are separating to resolve their family law disputes. Click here to learn more.

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