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Cultural history and family heritage are what make Australians unique and special. Throughout your lifetime, your cultural identity might have varying levels of importance to you. When you're growing up surrounded by a culture that's different than the one at home, cultural beliefs can also cause conflict in families.

What can I do now to feel better?

If you've been feeling down or unsure about your cultural for a while, it can seem like you'll never feel like yourself again. But, there are things that you can do right now, to feel better. Every little bit counts and we're with you all the way.

Learn how you can deal with discrimination and navigate cultural conflict with family.

Get support from people who've been there

If you're not sure who to chat with, or how to do it, we've got you. Anonymously connect with other young people on the ReachOut Forums and share what you're going through, offer your support, or simply read about other people's experiences. The forums are a safe, online community that supports each other through the highs and lows.

Talk to someone, anyone

Young people who have come out the other side of a tough time all agree on one thing: talking to someone and getting support helped them a lot, and made them feel less alone.

If you don't want to talk to someone you know, find some hotlines you could call.

Cultural Identity Action Plan

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