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.


A free program for men who want to end their use of controlling and abusive behaviours, including violent incidents, in their relationships.

Who can use the program?

The Men’s Case Management Support program offers individual support for men aged 18 years and over who want to take responsibility for and change their behaviour, but who are struggling with other challenges that are making change difficult.

These challenges may include:

  • drug and alcohol use
  • mental health problems
  • housing difficulties and homelessness.

How do I get started?

To get started, call one of our centres in Boronia, Kew or Cranbourne North to make a time to meet privately with one of our case managers and talk about your circumstances.

If the program is suitable for you, we can provide you with regular, weekly support for a period of approximately 20 weeks.

During this time, your case manager will help you to identify your goals that are related to your behaviours that you want to change and will connect you to relevant support services. In some circumstances we may also able to provide assistance in meeting costs associated with accessing these services.

Family safety is a vital part of the program, so our staff will also make contact with your family members to offer them support and assistance they might need. We do this because people exposed to or affected by family violence also need support.


This program is fully-funded by the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services and is provided at no cost to you.

Contact us

To find out more about the program or to make an appointment with a case manager please contact:

Boronia and Kew:     (03) 9261 8700            

Cranbourne North:   (03) 5911 5400

For crisis support

If you are in immediate danger, call Victoria Police on 000. For women's crisis support, call safe steps on 1800 015 188 or 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732. For men’s telephone and online support, call the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491.