Caring for the Carers

Caring for the Carers explores the importance of self-care and the elements that create resilience and peace for those experiencing physical and emotional challenges that inevitably arise within daily life.

About this Workplace Program

Quest for Life provides culturally sensitive workplace workshops to carer gateway organisations to support the physical, mental health and emotional wellbeing of carers. Programs can be tailored to suit an organisation’s objectives and budget and delivered at the Quest for Life Centre or at another venue.

These workshops explore the importance of self-care and the elements that create resilience and peace for those experiencing physical and emotional challenges that inevitably arise within daily life. Our facilitators provide an opportunity for participants to reflect, replenish and leave motivated to make resilience and self-care a foundation for living.

The emotional and physical demands involved with caregiving can strain even the most resilient person. Caring for a loved one, friend or in your work is a valuable and rewarding job but it can also be very demanding; when you’re juggling work, family and friends as well as managing your own emotions. It’s easy to forget about your own wellbeing. Carers are also prone to burnout.

The Caring for the Carer program is for people living with the challenges of caring for others. Over the course of the program, we will explore the importance of self-care and the elements that create resilience within a healing environment and learn ways to avoid burnout. Our facilitators provide an opportunity for participants to reflect, replenish and leave feeling motivated to make resilience and self-care a foundation for living.

Participants will enjoy respite from caring while also learning strategies for making their lives work better and more peacefully.

Program Availability

Custom workshop programs are tailored to suit you

Program Cost

Contact us for a proposal tailored to your specific needs and desired outcomes.

Venue

Quest for Life Centre, Bundanoon OR a venue of your choice

Workshop Topics

During this life-enhancing program participants will learn:

  • How to build resilience in the face of challenging circumstances
  • The importance of self-care and how to incorporate into daily life
  • Provide an experience of deep relaxation
  • How to manage emotions, recognise burnout and identify what helps

Strengths-based Approach

Our multidisciplinary strengths-based approach to health and healing encompasses:

  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Emotional regulation strategies
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Holistic psychology
  • Narrative therapy
  • Self-help techniques
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Resource therapy
  • Breathing techniques and yoga therapy
  • Communication strategies
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Relaxation and sleep
  • Attitudinal healing

About the Team

Our qualified facilitators present workshops with professionalism, integrity, confidentiality, and utmost care. We have extensive experience across modalities encompassing health and wellbeing.

Expected Outcomes

  • Creating vibrant peace and living well
  • Managing emotions
  • Experience benefits of relaxation guided by facilitator
  • Understanding stress and harnessing the mind for healing
  • Identifying the physical, mental and emotional causes of stress
  • Intuition as a guiding force for positive living
  • Understanding the mind-body connection
  • Transforming adversity into compassion and renewal
  • Practical strategies for increasing health using complementary therapies and diet
  • Managing pain, sleep issues, symptoms, and side-effects
  • Learning to live skilfully with stress and move beyond difficult emotions
  • Enhancing communication, resilience, relationships and connectedness
  • Creating an environment for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing
  • What is a positive attitude, how to get it and how to maintain it
  • Techniques for living in the present
Your carers will be nurtured, nourished and restored

Enquire about this Workplace Program

You can call between 9.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday on 1300 941 488 to speak to a Program Advisor or complete the form below and we will be in contact.

What attendees have said…

It’s been a fantastic week! Good to be with other carers who understand the challenges of having loved ones with mental health issues. Lots of great healthy food, yoga and meditation. Good information and meeting new people. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone involved. – Joh
 
The Quest for Life Carers program is exceptional in providing skills, techniques connections and a way forward that relates to each person attending. Surprisingly relevant and motivating. – Susan

Better than I could ever have dreamed. I’ve never felt so cared for and nourished from the inside out. Such a magical team – I would highly recommend to all! – Sallie

Absolutely brilliant experience. – Tracey

Funding Options for Residential Programs

Self-Funding

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.

NDIS

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

DVA

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.

Call our Programs Advisers Today
1300 941 488