Connecting and Belonging


The history of colonisation and the generational trauma left by past policies and ongoing racism, combined with the everyday realities of life have created difficult lived experiences for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with serious implications for our young people.

In Australia, suicide remains a leading cause of death for young people and the suicide rate among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people remains unacceptably high at more than double the national suicide rate.

Drawing on growing evidence that cultural strength is a protective factor in the health and wellbeing of First Nations peoples globally, Culture is Life backs Aboriginal-led solutions that deepen connection and belonging to culture and country and supports young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to thrive.


Yudu Yudu
Vic Naidoc March
SOMM Group