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.



Relationships Australia Victoria’s Online Counselling Service provides you with the opportunity to access support from a professional counsellor, when and where it suits you.

You can receive real-time help for challenges or difficulties you’re experiencing through typed, text-based chat messages. Our counsellors will listen to your concerns, and provide practical advice and resources to support you to find ways to manage your situation.

For a limited time, access your first appointment free of charge when you enter the coupon code FIRSTFREE at the time of booking.

Online counselling is:

  • Convenient – counselling is available when and where it suits you.
  • Private and anonymous – you don’t have to visit a centre or office, or talk to someone in person.
  • Timely – you can book an appointment immediately, even outside of business hours.
  • Text-based – you can think about what you want to say before sending your message to your counsellor.
  • Online – some people prefer working and interacting in the online environment.

Who can use it?

  • Our service is for individuals aged 18 years and older. It is not suitable for couples.

Visit our dedicated Online Counselling Service website to book your appointment or find out more.

Download our Online Counselling flyer.