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.


Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) and the federation of Relationships Australia state and territory organisations have produced a number of informative and easy to read resources, including booklets, brochures and tip sheets to support people affected by family violence.

Information sheets

What is family violence? - Family violence, or domestic violence, is a pattern of behaviour where one person tries to dominate and control the other. Family violence is a deliberate act and is rarely an isolated event. It can include a range of behaviours, including those listed on this information sheet.
Asking about family violence in the workplace - Asking about family violence in the workplace can be difficult. The information in this tip sheet will help you prepare to listen and respond appropriately when asking about family violence.
Family violence in the workplace - As well as affecting individuals and families, family violence can also impact workplaces, as it is likely that some employees will have experienced this issue, either directly or indirectly. Read about some of the ways that family violence can impact on individuals in the workplace and on organisations, and learn about some of the indicators of and barriers to disclosing family violence.


  Safe from Violence - A guide for women leaving or separating – Information and resources to help women understand the nature of violence in relationships and guide them through separation.

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Contact us to find out more about our family violence services and how they could help you, or to make an appointment.

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.