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.




    Open Place Drop In Centre

    Open Place Drop In Centre

    Suite 1/8 Bromham Place
    Richmond, VIC 3121
    P: 1800 779 379

    Phones: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

    Drop In Centre:
    10am - 4pm, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
    10 - 3pm Fridays
    Cook-up on the first Friday of the month from 10am - 3pm

    Please note: The safety of our service users, staff and community members is our priority. Due to COVID-19, the Open Place Drop In Centre, regular activities, outreach and social support groups are operating in a limited capacity. Open Place is continuing to provide counselling and support via telephone.

    The Open Place Support Service for Forgotten Australians provides free support for people who grew up in institutional care prior to 1990, also known as Pre-1990 Care Leavers.

    The Drop In Centre provides a space for Pre-1990 Care Leavers/Forgotten Australians to come and meet, chat over a meal, access computers and printers, shower, engage in activities and enjoy a weekly community lunch.

    Other services:

    For more information, visit or contact Open Place directly.

    As of 1 July 2020, Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is the provider of Open Place. The Open Place suite of services is funded by the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services and the Australian Government Department of Social Services.