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.

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We provide a range of information and support groups to support people aged 65 and above, their families, and professionals who work with older Victorians.


Steering the Right Path: Planning a family route for ageing workshops and presentations

As increasing numbers of us live longer and thrive in our later years, it’s never been more important to plan ahead. We often delay planning for the future until a crisis, illness or financial difficulty requires us to find urgent solutions. As a result, decision-making can often be rushed, creating tensions and disputes in families, or resulting in unwise arrangements that cause problems further down the track.

With funding from the State Trustees Foundation, we offer interactive, informative presentations and workshops to social networks, community groups and workplaces who work with families, to help guide better decisions for the future. These sessions are designed to increase awareness of some of the challenges associated with planning for ageing and decision-making, and provide simple steps to avoid these issues.

RAV is currently delivering Steering the Right Path presentations and workshops, free of charge, for members of the community including older adults and their adult children, and to relevant workplaces, organisations and staff working with older adults.

Find out more here or contact our Kew Centre.

Reminiscence Activity Group

These groups provide an opportunity for people aged over 65 to come together and share their favourite memories, music and food, through weekly activities that aim to building connections and provide enjoyment. In a supportive environment, participants are encouraged to reflect on the meanings and emotions associated with these memories.

The one-hour weekly group sessions run for 10 weeks, at our Kew Centre.

Find out more here.

Grandparent Support groups

A growing number of grandparents are putting their retirement, trips and leisure activities on hold in order to raise or help raise their grandchildren.

In partnership with Anglicare, we run a monthly support group and annual camp for grandparents raising young children in Traralgon.

Find out more here.