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.






    1st Floor, Harvester Centre/4 Devonshire Road
    Sunshine, VIC 3020
    P: (03) 8311 9222

    Monday 9am - 5pm
    Tuesday 9am - 9pm
    Wednesday 9am - 5pm
    Thursday 9am - 9pm
    Friday 9am - 5pm

    We are continuing to deliver many of our services through telephone, online and videoconferencing, however face-to-face services are currently unavailable. Please note that some opening hours have changed as a result of COVID-19.

    Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) has another centre in Sunshine - the Sunshine Family Relationship Centre - which focuses on family dispute resolution. Before attending our centre, please check you have the correct address or call us to confirm.



    Courses and groups run by this centre at other nearby locations:

    For more information about post-separation parenting, click here.

    The Sunshine Centre is situated within a diverse cultural community. Interpreters are used frequently in our work.

    We work collaboratively with local service providers including the courts, Women's Health West, Westcasa, the Sunshine Family Relationship Centre and police. We value our strong partnerships with broader services such as Intouch, Legal Services Board, Neighbourhood Justice Centre, Uniting Care Kildonan, Australian Vietnamese Women's Association, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and community health centres.

    Family violence program

    The centre runs a comprehensive family violence program including assessment, partner contact, women's support group Opening the Doors, Men's Behaviour Change Programs, and a behaviour change group for Vietnamese men. The program has been evaluated and findings published in a report Developing a Vietnamese Men's Behaviour Change Program

    Courses at Sunshine [4]