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.
Would you like to work for us? Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a leading and valued provider of specialist family and relationship services. We are a community-based not-for-profit organisation, with no religious affiliations.
Neighbour Day is Australia's annual celebration of community which aims to foster social connections and encourage people to build better relationships with those who live in their neighbourhood, especially the elderly and vulnerable.
The celebration has been running annually on the last Sunday in March since 2003, with Relationships Australia taking over responsibility for the initiative in January 2014. Find out how Neighbour Day began.
This year, Neighbour Day falls on Sunday 29 March.
The theme for Neighbour Day 2020 is ‘Social Connection’. This year, we are encouraging Australians to build strong social connections with the people around them, because it can truly make a difference to the lives of those who may be struggling with isolation or loneliness. Read more about this year’s theme.
“I had always wanted to have a connected neighbourhood but didn’t really know where to start. Neighbour Day gave me ideas, tools and an excuse to get on with it." - Neighbour Day host
We tend to think of lonely people as old or single people living alone. However, people experience loneliness across the age and social spectrum, including young people, people living with their families, and even people surrounded by others in the workplace. It is critical that we reinvigorate our communities; persuade people to connect with their neighbours and in doing so, conquer loneliness in Australian neighbourhoods. That’s what Neighbour Day is all about. We feel better when we belong.
Your Neighbour Day can be as big or as small as you'd like - there are lots of ways to get involved, including:
hosting a BBQ with your neighbours
planning a ‘bring a plate’ street party
organising a game of cricket on the local oval
having a party on your front lawn
meeting for afternoon tea in the back paddock
enjoying a neighbourhood picnic in your favourite park
attending a local community event
or simply inviting a new (or long time) neighbour around for a cup of tea and a chat.
We encourage you to celebrate Neighbour Day in whatever way best suits you and your community.