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.


early matters: Circle of Security Parenting Program (Online)

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you.

The Circle of Security Parenting program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

This course teaches parents to:

  • understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read their emotional needs
  • support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
  • enhance the development of your child’s self esteem
  • honour your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure.

Ideal for

Parents of children newborn to six years.

Expressions of interest

Bookings are essential as places are limited. To express your interest or to find out more, complete our expression of interest form or call (03) 5337 9222.


  • early matters
  • (03) 5337 9222
  • This program is delivered online via Zoom webinar. - To be advised
    • Starts 10:00am Wednesday 21 July 2021


      • 28 July
      • 4 August
      • 11 August
      • 18 August
      • 25 August
      • 1 September
      • 8 September.
  • Eight, weekly group sessions, delivered online via Zoom webinar, from 10-11:30am on Wednesdays in 2021.
    July 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25; September 1, 8.
  • Free of charge
  • The Circle of Security Parenting Program is provided by Relationships Australia Victoria’s early matters program, which is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
    Visit to find out more.

    We are funded to provide early matters specifically in Sunshine (Delahey and Kings Park) and Ballarat (Wendouree, Miners Rest and Ballarat South). Clients located outside these areas may still be able to use early matters depending on program capacity. Please let us know if you are located outside of our funding areas.

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