Pamela and Ian’s story of relief and gratitude

Nov 16, 2022 | Blog Articles

Pamela and Ian, aged 80, moved back into their home in the Northern Rivers region in November after being forced to evacuate due to flooding in February and early March. They received massages as part of the Northern Rivers Massage Therapy Initiave.

Pamela, Ian and their daughter Belinda describe their relief and gratitude with thanks to our generous donors who supported this initiative.

Mum and Dad loved their massages!! They said it was the first hour of peace they’ve had since the floods. Thankyou so much. – Belinda

It was the best thing. We’re really appreciative. It relaxed Ian. I don’t think I’ve seen him relax since the floods happened. We’ve been getting up at 5.45am every morning and we don’t even get to have an afternoon nap! Just go-go… I fell asleep in the chair when Ian was being massaged. It was beautiful… I’m giving Sophia 10/10, she was so good. We’re so grateful to you. – Pamela

Help Australian people and communities heal from trauma

The Quest for Life Foundation helps people living with the consequences of trauma, illness and natural disasters to find hope, healing and peace.

We provide educational self-help programs in Bundanoon and community-based workshops around Australia that encourage, educate and empower people to improve their resilience and peace of mind during difficult times. People reach out to us for help during their most challenging times, whether that hardship is caused by physical or mental illness, domestic or family violence, financial strain, grief, trauma or natural disaster.

As a charity, we rely on income from donations from people like you to subsidise the cost of attendance at our residential programs and to facilitate our free community outreach workshops in regional communities.

By donating to Quest, you’re helping other people grow through their biggest challenges. This, in turn, ripples out to create a more compassionate society that supports and encourages each of its members.

Your donation will help people on limited incomes or people in need of respite after a natural disaster by helping to cover the cost of their attendance at one of our programs. Donations will also be used to deliver more community workshops in regional areas for those who can’t travel to Bundanoon.

Thank you for your consideration and support.

Funding Options for Residential Programs


Quest subsidises all privately or self-funded places to ensure the cost of our programs remains affordable to individuals. This allows us to reduce the fee from $4,400 to $2,800.

$2,200 Shared room (Early bird* $2,100 – must be paid 30 days in advance)
$2,800 Single room (Early bird* $2,700 – must be paid 30 days in advance)

Fees effective 1 July 2023.

Subsidies and Financial Help

Through generous grants, donations and fundraising, additional subsidies and financial help is available for a range of circumstances and anyone experiencing financial stress will be considered. We review each case individually and we do not means test. All applications are conducted via phone with a friendly member of the Programs intake team.


Quest is a registered NDIS Provider. Residential Programs can be funded through plan-managed and self-managed NDIS plans.


We work with Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) White Card or Gold Card holders to make applications to the DVA Health Approvals Board.

Worker’s Comp Insurance

Residential programs can be covered by workers compensation insurance on a case-by-case basis.

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