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Anxiety: What helps?

Anxiety: What helps?

Do you feel like you have butterflies in your stomach? Is your heart rate way too high? Do you...

Your Life Matters: Out West in June-July 2022

Your Life Matters: Out West in June-July 2022

Quest team members Keri and Margie left their homes on 28 June for a drive through our magnificent countryside on their way to Coonamble for the first of four workshops in rural NSW. 

Your Life Matters: Heart-warming stories

Your Life Matters: Heart-warming stories

Margie Braunstein writes about communities she and Fiona Nixon met on their travels to Wangaratta and the Riverina, delivering Your Life Matters regional and rural workshops. Stories of joy, hope and healing.

Police Moving Beyond Trauma

Police Moving Beyond Trauma

Former police officer and mental health advocate Esther McKay is encouraging current and former serving police to consider taking part in the Moving Beyond Trauma program.

Animals Helping Humans Heal

Animals Helping Humans Heal

Yoga instructor and former police officer Kate Kilby’s dog Gidget loves to help during the light exercise sessions that form part of the Moving Beyond Trauma program.

Padre Ilarino’s Possum Socks

Padre Ilarino’s Possum Socks

Petrea King writes about a touching story of Padre Ilarino and his possum-fur socks and how kindness can change a life.

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”...