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 are unable to attend one of our centres due to geographical, physical or personal reasons, you can access our Telephone Counselling service.

To enquire about our service and to book a telephone counselling appointment, call Toll Free 1800 817 569.

The Telephone Counselling service also provides information and can direct callers to other available services and Relationships Australia centres.

At an agreed appointment time, one of our experienced counsellors will be available to speak with you. The counsellor will be totally and exclusively available to you during your hour-long appointment. Our counsellors have helped many people through difficult times and they will be able to offer you support, guidance and advice.

At the end of the session, you will be able to book another appointment with the same counsellor if you wish. Alternatively, you can meet with a counsellor in person if you are able to attend one of our centres.

While we charge fees for most services, all fees are appropriate for the service provided and your financial capacity to pay. When you call us, we will discuss the fees payable.

Please note, the service is NOT a crisis line. For callers in immediate need, every effort is made to connect them to the appropriate crisis service.
The service is mainly available to support individuals. If you are looking for relationship telephone counselling, please talk to us about your individual circumstances.