Resources for People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

No matter your background, there are many ways you can Act-Belong-Commit to protect and promote your mental health!

Good mental health is associated with strong social networks, meaningful employment (paid or unpaid), self-confidence and the opportunity to have control over your life. By taking action to increase these protective factors, you can improve your resilience and ultimately be more mentally healthy.

The A-B-C guidelines for positive mental health provide a simple approach you can adopt to become more mentally healthy:

Do Something

Stay physically, socially, spiritually and mentally active:

  • Go for a walk or a run
  • Call or visit a loved one
  • Meditate
  • Read a book
  • Get creative! Draw, paint or colour

Do Something with Someone

Belonging to a group, having good social networks and a good sense of connectedness has great benefits for your mental health:

  • Cook a dish or introduce a tradition from your culture to your neighbour/friend
  • Join a local cultural community group
  • Form a book club
  • Join a local sporting club or create a sporting team of your own with friends
  • Learn with others and enrol in a class to gain new skills with a friend

Do Something Meaningful

Committing means putting in a little more effort into the things you do. The more effort you put into these activities, the greater the feeling of meaning, purpose and satisfaction you will have:

  • Volunteer for a good cause
  • Form new friendships and nurture current relationships with others
  • Set yourself a challenge
  • Learn something new
  • Enrol in a course


Useful Contacts and Resources

Need Support?

There are a number of resources and organisations you can refer to for further information and support, click here to learn more.