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.


We are continuing to safely support people during the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. For more information, visit our COVID-19 response page.

If you're affected by forced adoption, our free and confidential support service can help.

We support mothers, fathers, adopted persons and other affected family members.

Our Forced Adoption Support Service provides:

  • counselling and emotional support
  • information and referral to community services
  • advice and support on adoption-related issues
  • support with how to search for records and family members.

We are more than happy to have an initial conversation with you to understand your needs, and discuss how our service can support you.

Our team of support workers is made up of qualified and experienced professional social workers and counsellors, who have knowledge and understanding of issues related to forced adoption and its impacts. 

We can speak with you about your situation and discuss the kinds of support and assistance that might help.

Our Forced Adoption Support Service also provides small grant funding for projects that support and build the capacity of people affected by forced adoption.

How do I get started?

Call our dedicated number - 1800 21 03 13 - between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday to find out more, talk about how our service can help you or to make an appointment.

This service was formerly known as Compass Forced Adoption Support Services.

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