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.


I’d like help with other services

Many people affected by forced adoption interact with employment, housing, welfare and other support services.

This can be challenging at the best of times, especially if the service provider does not understand your experiences and impact they have had on your life. We can help you work through any concerns and difficulties you may be having when dealing with service providers.

Call us on 1800 21 03 13.

You can download this fact sheet to take to service providers. It’s been produced by the Department of Social Services and briefly explains the history, experiences and impacts of forced adoption policies and practices, support needs of people affected, appropriate language and available assistance.

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