Ralph and Kathy Kelly: Staying Kind with Quest

Mar 16, 2023 | Blog Articles

Quest was delighted to welcome Ralph and Kathy Kelly to our Centre in Bundanoon this week. Pictured with Quest’s CEO and Founder Petrea King and General Manager Mary-Jane Wardrop.

Ralph and Kathy are well known to many through their charity – Stay Kind – and the Kind July awareness campaign.

After losing both their sons, Thomas and Stuart, in unimaginable circumstances, they have worked tirelessly to make Australia a kinder society, and inspire and campaign for reform over the past 10 years.

With the transformation of their charity to a company in 2022, Quest is honoured to be chosen as a recipient of a donation from Stay Kind as a like-minded charity.

Both organisations – Stay Kind and Quest – share a common goal of working to support vulnerable people and groups in Australia, helping those experiencing suicidal ideation, abuse or antisocial behaviour on a path to recovery.

“As a specialised trauma care provider, we’re very grateful that we can accommodate more people onto our residential programs through the donation from Stay Kind, supporting their work”, Petrea says.

This donation will help subsidise participants onto a 5-day residential program at Quest, ensuring the incredible work of the Kellys will continue to touch the lives of those in need of support, kindness and healing.

If your life is affected by physical and/or emotional abuse, substance abuse, antisocial behaviour or suicidal ideation, please speak to our Program Advisors about attending Healing Your Life or Moving Beyond Trauma at Quest for Life at a subsidised rate.

Call 1300 941 488 or view Residential Programs.

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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1300 941 488