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.


If you have decided to marry or make a long term commitment to each other, congratulations! This is an ideal time to focus on the future and to plan your lives together beyond the wedding day. Committing to a long-term relationship brings with it a range of challenging and exciting considerations. Having a clear sense of yourselves as 'individuals in a couple unit' forms the basis of your future life together.

Doing a Pre-Marriage course such as Prepare/Enrich can assist you in the development of those necessary skills.

The course comprises three sessions with a counsellor, and is designed to draw out shared values, ideals, expectations and any issues that may need attention or be kept in mind.

Couples are asked to fill out a questionnaire to help them think about all aspects of their relationship. A counsellor facilitates a review of the results and a discussion of what emerges for each person in relation to the other.

This may cover:

It is important to prepare for the challenges that inevitably arise when people live together and share their lives.

  • personality differences
  • lifestyle expectations
  • communication styles
  • friends and interests
  • family backgrounds
  • beliefs about parenting, money etc.

To find out if there is a Prepare/Enrich course currently on offer, view upcoming Relationship Skills courses.

Download our Relationship, marriage and commitment preparation brochure.