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.


Women Making Choices (Kew)

A program for women who currently feel or have previously felt powerlessness as a result of experiencing a range of controlling and abusive behaviours.

Feelings of worthlessness, not being good enough and feeling blamed for the negative aspects of the relationship are often present. This is an opportunity for women to share their experiences, gain greater understanding, offer support to others and receive support through an educative, therapeutic and supportive group.

Coping with abusive relationships is difficult. Many women have found that coming together to share their experiences and receive information has enabled them to gain an insight into understanding family relationships together with providing them with much-needed support.

The group program will cover topics such as:

  • understanding family relationships
  • safety issues for all family members
  • exploring patterns of behaviour
  • self-care
  • impact on children
  • parenting
  • healthy relationships
  • information, services and resources available.
Participant feedback
  • "I can’t thank you enough for the Women Making Choices course. I gained so many insights and I believe it has affected me profoundly and will turn out to be a real turning point in my life."
  • "It has been life changing, beneficial and validating to hear other women's stories that have resounding similarities to my own."
  • "This was really transformative. Thank you so much to the facilitators and group members."
  • "I learnt to stop always thinking about him, his needs and his reactions, and to clearly refocus all my efforts on myself, what I want and my responses."

I can’t thank you enough for the Women Making Choices course. I gained so many insights and I believe it has affected me profoundly and will turn out to be a real turning point in my life.

  • Kew Relationship Education Coordinator
  • (03) 9261 8700
  • 46 Princess Street, Kew, VIC 3101
    Open Maps
    • Starts 10:00am Monday 12 July 2021
  • Eight sessions from 10-11:30am on Mondays in 2021.
    July 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
  • Free of charge. A free assessment is required before participating in the group.
  • Please note: babies and children cannot be accommodated in groups.

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