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.


A pre-marriage and pre-commitment program, Prepare will help you and your partner get ready for your long-term relationship. Across three sessions, the program will help draw out shared values, ideals, expectations and any issues that may need attention with a counsellor.

Read more about Prepare.

Good Connecting and Good Connecting Online

Good Connecting helps you focus on what makes committed relationships succeed, and provides tips and strategies on how you can extend and repair your relationships. Adapted from this face-to-face program, Good Connecting Online is a free course you can complete that aims to nurture healthy and stable relationships.

Try the Good Connecting Online course here.

Brutha's Day Out

Brutha's Day Out brings together Aboriginal men in an informal, interactive and confidential space to develop a greater understanding of the impacts of family violence. Through cultural activities, Aboriginal men are supported to grow their self-esteem, resilience, and develop help-seeking behaviours. Activities include workshops on family violence, cultural safety, the importance of identity, responsible gambling, and musical and cultural dance performances.  

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.