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.


Are you affected by forced adoption? We provide free, confidential support services for mothers, fathers, adopted persons and other affected family members.

Our Compass Forced Adoption Support Services can provide:

  • advice and support on adoption-related issues and how they have affected you
  • information about services and community resources available to you
  • support with record searching and reuniting with your family members
  • help for personal issues including referral and linking to services such as ongoing counselling.

You don’t have to know what kind of help you need when you contact us – we’ll help you figure that out.

When you call us at Compass, you’ll talk to an experienced practitioner who has had specialist training in working with people affected by forced adoption.

We’ll talk with you about your situation and discuss the kinds of support and assistance that might help. We can help you make decisions that feel right for you. Depending on your needs, we may refer you to a specialist practitioner in a location that best suits you, who will provide you with ongoing support.

Compass also provides small grant funding for projects that support and build the capacity of people affected by forced adoption.

How do I get started?

Call our dedicated number - 1800 21 03 13 - between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday to find out more, talk about how our services can help you or to make an appointment.

Someone from our friendly Customer Service team will take your name and phone number and arrange for a Therapeutic Case Manager to call you back at a time that suits you (during business hours).

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