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.


Our Seniors Relationship Service program provides counselling and mediation for issues affecting older Australians.

Elder mediation

Elder mediation can assist older people and their families have difficult conversations, plan for the future, resolve differences in ways that protect and improve relationships and make decisions that take into account the interests, rights and safety of families.

The service offers facilitated decision-making and dispute resolution processes for a range of issues, including:

  • substituted decision-making
  • wills and estates
  • living arrangements, including transition into supported care
  • financial management
  • family conflict
  • concerns and conflicts arising out of intergenerational co-habitation
  • managing progressive disability associated with ageing, including dementia
  • issues related to being a grandparent
  • disputes or complaints between families and aged care providers.

Counselling for older adults

We offer counselling for seniors, with the issues we address including:

  • the impact of elder abuse
  • emotional distress as a result of being a victim of ageism
  • grief and loss
  • bereavement
  • social isolation
  • loneliness
  • entering retirement
  • managing life decisions associated with ageing, downsizing or entering aged care
  • living with chronic pain or illness
  • caring for a disabled partner or adult child
  • issues associated with being a grandparent
  • relationship difficulties with adult children
  • reconciliation with family members.

More information on these services is available in our brochure, or information on our general counselling service is available here.