Quest’s Appeal: Cobargo Community’s story

Jun 10, 2021 | Blog Articles

Australians are some of the most resilient people on earth but sometimes in the face of incredible and previously un-thought of challenge, our mental and emotional resources are quite simply depleted.

In a year that came with challenges, shocks and surprises, many people have been on an emotional rollercoaster. Knowing how to care for ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually is the only way to weather the unpredictability of life.

With thanks to generous donations, Quest has been able to offer fully-funded workshops to people living in areas impacted by the bushfires. This included Bargo, Cobargo and Batemans Bay.

As the organiser of one event, I know that the community was most impressed with the warmth, humour and professionalism of the facilitators, Petrea and Margie, and their sensitivity to the experience of those in attendance. The content was clear and relevant. People left feeling as though they had learnt things that they could take home with them and implement immediately into their lives.

Thank you for visiting Cobargo and supporting us in our healing journey.
Melissa, Yowrie

Around 50 people attended each of the one-day workshops Quest held in Cobargo. It was a joy to see members of the small community come together to share this time. Many arrived early to share their news and ask about others. It was a buzz of chatter interspersed with some laughter. We have a way of asking people how they are at Quest. We always say,

“Do you feel as good as you look?”

In Cobargo in March the chat and laughter looked good, but the feeling underneath was one of utter exhaustion. 2020 was a very long year indeed.

The skills and strategies taught in this Happiness is an Inside Job workshop will help people as they continue to recover and rebuild their lives and, as one person said,

“the deep relaxation helped me sleep for the first time in a year”.

The greatest gift you can give yourself, your children, your family and your community is the gift of your own good physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Please reduce your tax burden and DONATE to Quest’s EOFY Appeal to help people and communities recover and heal from trauma.

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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.

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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.


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