Coping with coronavirus, racism and lockdown

Dylan talks about his experiences as a young Vietnamese Australian during the pandemic. He shares how he has coped with racism and other difficulties during lockdown.

This video has been produced as a collaboration between ReachOut and Beyond Blue.

Download the transcript.

Ever since moving out, I haven't been able to eat good Vietnamese food, good home-cooked food. So, I've been trying to cook Vietnamese food.

Some of the ways Dylan has coped during COVID-19 include:

  • Learning to cook Vietnamese food as a way to keep connected with his culture.

  • Chatting to friends in similar situations to himself, when faced with racism during COVID-19.

  • Upskilling and starting hobbies that he’s always wanted to try.

What can I do now?

  • Check out our ‘Staying close to your culture during COVID-19’ collection for more stories and resources.

  • Hear how these young people have stayed connected to their culture and maintained their cultural self-identity throughout COVID-19.

  • Get some tips on how you can talk to someone you trust.


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