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.


Mental health difficulties have far-reaching effects. They can take their toll on individuals, as well as their families and loved ones.

Almost half of all Australians aged 16 to 85 will experience a mental health difficulty at some stage in their lives1. We understand that mental health problems are prevalent and can significantly impair family relationships. However, with the right support, you can improve your mental wellbeing.

At Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), we work to address mental health at all stages, with preventative and early intervention mental health services, as well as support for families experiencing mental health difficulties.

How can we help you?

General counselling

Mental ill health can affect family relationships at any stage in life. Our counselling services can help families to foster and strengthen these relationships when mental health puts them under pressure.

Our counsellors can also work with individuals and couples who are affected by mental illness. Find out about our counselling services.


We are proud to be the lead agency for the headspace centres in Bairnsdale and Wonthaggi and headspace satellite in Sale. Working with a consortium of local service providers, the centres support young people aged 12 to 25 to improve wellbeing and mental health.

We are also consortium partners in the Hawthorn and Greensborough headspace centres. 

  • 1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (2007) National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results.


Our i-Connect Family Mental Health Support Service helps children and young people under 18 years of age who are affected by mental illness in East Gippsland. Find out more here.

Mental health professional training

Almost half the population will experience mental health issues at some stage in their lives, including in the workplace1. It’s important, therefore, that workplaces are equipped to support employees experiencing these issues.

Our Managing mental health in the workplace professional development workshop is designed to help workplaces to respond appropriately and assist people experiencing mental ill-health. Find out more here.