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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A free program for men who want to end their use of controlling, abusive and violent behaviours and develop nurturing and caring relationships with their family.

Who can use the program?

The Men’s Case Management 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:

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

How is the program provided?

The program can be provided face-to-face or by telephone. We will work with you to develop your goals to address the following areas of the program.

Coordinated access to services to assist you with:

  • accommodation
  • mental and physical health problems
  • drug and alcohol use
  • parenting issues
  • finances
  • legal issues
  • employment
  • social supports.

Education about family violence

  • Understanding the impact of abuse, control and violence on family members.
  • Understanding the impact of family violence
    on children.
  • Referral to a Men’s Behaviour Change Program.

Family safety support

Family safety is a vital part of the program, so our staff will 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.

Cost

This program is fully-funded and provided at no cost to clients.

Getting started

To get started, contact 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 up to 20 hours of support over a period of time that meet your needs.

During this time, your case manager will work together with you to identify your goals that are related to your behaviours that you want to change, and they 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.

Contact us

To find out more about the program or to make an appointment with a case manager, please contact your nearest centre.

Boronia and Kew

Phone: (03) 9261 8700
Email: kewfv@rav.org.au

Cranbourne North

Phone: (03) 5911 5400
Email: mcm@rav.org.au


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.