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.


We offer a number of family violence prevention and early intervention initiatives.

Find out about current family violence prevention programs and courses.

I like, like you and I like, like you UP

I like, like you is an early intervention relationship program that promotes the connection between healthy intimate relationships, and emotional health and wellbeing. With a strong emphasis on violence prevention and mental health promotion, the program helps to identify and prevent unhealthy relationships, family violence and mental health issues. Spanning across four weeks, I like, like you can be run on location, within high schools.

I like, like you UP is an adaptation of I like, like you for primary school students. The program uses a whole-of-school approach to promote the connection between healthy relationships and emotional health and wellbeing.

Read more about I like, like you.

early matters: Promoting and strengthening family relationships

There are times when relationships in families can get stuck at particular transitions in life. early matters works with families during these tricky adjustment periods to build solutions to challenges that may arise and prevent families from entering a stress pathway.

Read more about early matters.

Sister's Day Out

Sister's Day Out engages Koori women in a one-day workshop, with the aim of preventing family violence. The workshops feature pampering sessions and a range of other activities that underscore the importance of taking care of your own wellbeing. Sister's Day Out provides information about community safety, encourages community networks and raises awareness of the causes and impacts of family violence.

How do I find out more?

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.