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) is the lead agency for the headspace centre in Bairnsdale, Victoria.

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation provides tailored and holistic early intervention mental health support to 12 to 25 year olds. headspace centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs, or work and study support. A national network of 110 headspace centres operates across metropolitan, regional and rural areas of Australia, along with a range of satellites, outreach and support. headspace also operates eheadspace, an online and phone counselling service which supports young people who are not able to access a headspace centre or would prefer to get help online. Since 2006, headspace has supported more than half a million young Australians to strengthen their wellbeing and manage their mental health.

headspace Bairnsdale provides free and confidential support services to help young with any concerns they have about their mental health, drug and alcohol issues, general and sexual health, and relationships. Our services include therapeutic, drug and alcohol counselling, psychiatric consultations, vocational guidance, help with job seeking as well as health and wellbeing services for all young people.

headspace is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. We welcome all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

For more information about headspace Bairnsdale, visit our website or contact the centre.

171 Main Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875
Phone (03) 5141 6200

The centre is open from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

The operation of headspace Bairnsdale is possible through the collaboration and contribution of a range of local service providers, led by RAV, forming the headspace Bairnsdale Consortium.

headspace Bairnsdale Consortium members

  • Relationships Australia Victoria
  • Advanced Personnel Management (APM)
  • Australian Community Support Organisation (ASCO) Traralgon
  • Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault (GCASA)
  • Gippsland Lakes Complete Health
  • Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH)
  • Moogji Aboriginal Council East Gippsland
  • Quantum Support Services
  • Wellington Shire Council
  • within Australia
  • Youth InSearch
  • Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS).

headspace acknowledges the financial and other support from Gippsland Primary Health Network and the Department of Health.

 10am to 6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 12pm to 8pm on Tuesdays.