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.


Free and confidential counselling is now available for individuals, families, emergency service workers and children and young people for those affected by the East Gippsland bushfires.

Access up to 10 counselling sessions, free of charge and without a GP referral.

We also offer specialty supports for children and young people.

Services are available face-to-face (with COVID Safe measures) across East Gippsland, and via video and telephone appointments.

We encourage people who have been impacted by the bushfires to reach out and make an appointment if you're:

  • feeling stressed, worried, anxious or overwhelmed
  • anxious about the bushfire season
  • having trouble sleeping
  • experiencing distress or bad memories that impact on your daily activities
  • feeling a sense of panic, loss or anger
  • experiencing relationship difficulties
  • withdrawing from usual activities
  • feeling teary, numb or detached.

If you're experiencing any of these or other challenges related to the bushfires, our counsellors are here to support you.

Contact us for more information, to make an appointment or to find out more.

This service is delivered by Relationships Australia Victoria and the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria.

This service is funded by the Gippsland Primary Health Network, which is leading the mental health response to bushfire affected areas of Gippsland.