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.


A Parenting Plan is a written agreement that sets out the practical issues of parenting a child after separation.

A Parenting Plan can include details such as the time a child will spend with each parent, and how parents will communicate and make ongoing decisions about their child’s care and welfare. It can be negotiated as part of Family Dispute Resolution, which is also known as mediation. Once developed, it needs to signed and dated by both parents.


How can a Parenting Plan be helpful?

A Parenting Plan can:

  • create more clarity and certainty in parenting arrangements
  • help both parents know what is expected of them
  • be changed by agreement as time passes and circumstances change.

You can find out more Family Dispute Resolution here.

More information and resources

Relationships Australia has produced a range of free booklets, brochures and tip sheets about separation, children and separation, parenting plans, family dispute resolution and negotiating property settlements. These are available in hard copy from your nearest centre and online here.

How do I get started?

Contact us for more information on this service and how it could support you.