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.



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Self-Care Tips

Relationships Australia Victoria
3:35pm Monday, 11 January 2021

As we enter 2021 and adapt to COVID Normal, many people may be experiencing a range of different emotions about the year that is to come.

While some emotions such as happiness and excitement will feel good, other feelings such as sadness, anxiety or grief may be harder to manage.

It’s important to know that these feelings are normal, but also to take steps to look after yourself and practice self-care.

Quick tips

  • Set boundaries between work and home life.
  • Write a daily or weekly plan for your self-care strategies.
  • Set a challenge for yourself and/or your family.
  • Connect with colleagues, friends, neighbours and family.
  • Exercise – walk, run or bike ride to help support your physical and mental health. Exercise helps to release tension and stress and boost your motivation and focus.
  • During the day, take breaks away from your screen, phone and workspace.
  • Daily meditation and mindfulness can support your mental health, assist with focus, and help you stay motivated.

For more strategies and resources, click here.

Need more support?

We’re here for you and are continuing to provide counselling and other services via telephone and video-conferencing appointments. Contact your nearest centre to find out how we can support you and make a counselling appointment today.

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