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.

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We offer relationship counselling for individuals and couples. Counselling is a chance to work with a professional counsellor to make positive changes in your life. It can help you to sort through thoughts and feelings in a safe environment, and to find strategies to help you cope with difficult situations.

Couple counselling

We frequently work with couples in our counselling service. Sessions generally involve a couple working with a counsellor around key concerns they or the counsellor identify. These will often be about communication issues and the impact of recent and past experiences. Couple also frequently come to us for support for conflict and with parenting, grief and loss, managing stress, life changes, financial stress and managing emotions.

Find out more about our counselling service here or contact your nearest centre to ask about couple counselling.

View upcoming relationship skills courses.

Individual counselling

We offer individual counselling for relationships in all their aspects. This can include understanding past relationships and how they impact on the present, or reflecting on starting a new relationship. Whatever your concern, we're here to support you. Counselling can help with understanding and integrating your experiences, and moving on.

If you're currently in a relationship, you can attend relationship counselling alone or with your partner. Attending counselling alone can still be very beneficial for your relationship. If your partner decides to also attend sometime later, we can discuss how this can be managed.

Resources

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) and the federation of Relationships Australia state and territory organisations have produced a number of easy to read tip sheets on a range of common family and relationship issues, including the following.

View our full range of tip sheets.

Read our counselling FAQs.