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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Asking about family violence at work

Relationships Australia Victoria
12:46pm Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Asking about family violence in the workplace can be difficult. However, a 2011 survey found that almost half of employees who had recently experienced family violence had talked about it with someone at work (McFerran).

This shows the importance of employees understanding family violence, and being able to ask about family violence in the workplace.

Read our new tip sheet for information on how to listen and respond appropriately when asking about family violence in the workplace, including:

  • creating a safe place
  • asking the initial question
  • responding to disclosure.

We also provide a range of resources that can be downloaded free of charge from our website, including:

For more information on positive, safe and respectful relationships, watch our Tips for a healthy relationship video.


McFerran, L. (2011). Safe at home, safe at work: National Domestic Violence and the Workplace Survey. Sydney: Australian National Domestic and Family Violence Clearance.

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