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Do you feel as good as you look?

Do you feel as good as you look?

Sometimes we get up in the morning, brush our hair, plaster on a smile and, while we look fine outwardly, under the surface our feet might be paddling madly to keep us afloat. What’s going on within us can sometimes be very different to how we appear to other people.

Quest’s COVID-Safe Residential Programs

Quest’s COVID-Safe Residential Programs

Quest is delighted that our Centre in the Southern Highlands is open again for residential programs. The Quest for Life Centre is a COVID-safe business. See our guidelines in place.

Quest for Health & Wellbeing: 30-Day Fundraising Challenge

Quest for Health & Wellbeing: 30-Day Fundraising Challenge

Spruce up your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing with simple daily habits that can make a profound difference to your life and fundraise for a cause – helping to fulfill Petrea’s 70th birthday dream of long-term support for people with trauma.

Ways to prioritise your mental health

Ways to prioritise your mental health

October is Mental Health Month and today, 10 October is World Mental Health Day. Last year, we focussed on the impact the pandemic was having on our mental health, particularly after the recent catastrophic bushfires – and flood.

The upside and downside of perfectionism

The upside and downside of perfectionism

What is perfectionism and why does it drive so many of us? Margie Braunstein writes about her experiences and insight, and how perfectionistic people are more prone to burnout. This is the 2nd in our blog series on Burnout.

Recognising Burnout

Recognising Burnout

Daily life can be exhausting even if you’re not living through Covid lockdowns. So, when do those feelings of exhaustion become more serious, and you become burnt out?

This blog is the first in a series on burnout. Taken from a conversation on ABC’s Life Matters with Gordon Parker AO.

Anxiety: What helps me most

Anxiety: What helps me most

Maybe anxiety for you is a sense of butterflies in your tummy or a racing heart, maybe a sense of ‘impending doom’, the ‘nameless dread’ or an inner flatness, agitation or restlessness. It’s normal to feel all of these sensations, as anxiety is our body’s natural response to stress.

Vicarious Trauma – PTSD Awareness Day

Vicarious Trauma – PTSD Awareness Day

With a ‘lived’ experience of trauma after working 17 years in forensics for NSW Police, Esther Mckay helped establish Quest’s acclaimed Moving Beyond Trauma program

Meet Our New Website!

Meet Our New Website!

We are thrilled to introduce Quest for Life Foundation's new website at questforlife.org.au !! We...

Befriending Stress

Befriending Stress

Stress is a term usually associated with negative effects. “I’m so stressed” or “I’m stressed out”...

How your donations are helping people with trauma

How your donations are helping people with trauma

Rob and Joan, affected by bushfire and other trauma, attended residential programs at Quest supported by your donations. Here they share their stories, with heartfelt gratitude for your support.

Katie’s story: I am not my trauma

Katie’s story: I am not my trauma

I spent New Year’s Eve 2019 sitting in the pitch dark at my best friend Alicia’s house listening to a portable radio while Alicia’s parents, Lyn and Stu, tried to figure out if they would still have a house.

The Empty Chair at Christmas

The Empty Chair at Christmas

Grief is a strange beast that we can learn to live with. We don’t get ‘over grief’ as if it were a surmountable obstacle.

12 Days of Self-Care and Wellbeing with Quest!

12 Days of Self-Care and Wellbeing with Quest!

When life gets busy and stressful – as it tends to in the lead up to Christmas – people can think that taking time out for yourself is self-indulgent, and self-care can easily fall off our schedules.

Tips to help you declutter

Tips to help you declutter

Clutter can be both a symptom and a cause of stress. Perhaps for some, the challenges of 2020 have...

Mother’s Day 2020

Mother’s Day 2020

I’m writing this at home while in isolation as I imagine, many of you are. My mother Rae, aged 98,...