First Responder Health & Wellbeing Program

Culturally sensitive workshops to support the physical, mental health and emotional wellbeing of first responders. Programs can be tailored to suit your organisation’s objectives and budget.

About this Workplace Program

Quest for Life workshops provide practical self-help techniques and strategies that complement and support people’s daily work and home challenges and enable people to regain a sense of control over their lives. Participants are encouraged to actively participate in their own wellbeing through education and information on research into neuroplasticity, epigenetics, meditation, mindfulness, and healthy lifestyle factors including nutrition, sleep, and exercise.

Workshops explore the importance of self-care and elements that create resilience and peace for those experiencing physical and emotional challenges that inevitably arise when working in high stress environments or when transitioning from first responder organisations into civilian life. These factors can also indelibly affect family members who are caring for their loved one or have been exposed vicariously to trauma, and are dealing with partners working with heavy workloads or rotating shifts.

Our aim is to support recovery, resilience and improved lifestyle through evidence-based tools and strategies. Our highly trained facilitators have an understanding of the unique culture of first responder organisations due to the high volume of personnel and their family members who attend our programs.

With a culturally sensitive focus to fit your organisation’s objectives, workshops provide:

  • A toolkit of practical strategies to support health, wellness and productivity
  • How to harness mind and body to reduce stress and improve performance
  • Research based meditation and relaxtion skills to support resilience
  • Importance of good sleep for optimal functioning
  • Identifying symptoms of burnout to prevent chronic stress and PTSD
  • Emotional regulation strategies
  • Practices to calm the nervous system during high-stress conditions
  • Effective workplace communication strategies
  • Nutrition and exercise to support mental health fitness
  • Links between drug/alcohol dependency and the ability to build resilience


Program Availability

Custom workshop programs are tailored to suit you

Program Cost

1-day workshop – from $5,500 (price includes GST) for 15-50 participants.


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

First Responder Health & Wellbeing Program outline

  • Confidential one-on-one welfare health & wellbeing check-ins
  • Online and/or face-to-face group workshop
  • Confidential one-on-one welfare health & wellbeing follow up
  • Access to online courses and workbooks that include personal plans tailored to each individual

Expected outcomes

When stress levels are reduced people:

  • Feel less angry, alone, anxious and agitated
  • Sleep better
  • Make better decisions at home & at work
  • Are less reactive – and more responsive
  • Feel more connected to other people
  • Memory, focus and concentration improve
  • Reduce absenteeism and increase productivity

About the team

Quest supports those in need through our trusted, experienced and trauma informed team. From the first contact, our team members will assist and support your organisation.

Our facilitators present workshops with professionalism, integrity, confidentiality, and utmost care. We have extensive experience across modalities encompassing holistic health and wellbeing including for government bodies, first responder, corporate and community organisations.

Leading the way in trauma care

57-75% of Australians will experience a traumatic event and may go on to suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This debilitating condition reduces life expectancy, impacts families and affects people from all walks of life. PTSD is the most prevalent health condition reported by Emergency Service workers.

Our clients include NSW Policy Legacy, Bushfire Recovery Program, Carers NSW & ACT, War Widows Guild of Australia, Catholic Education, BioMedica and TasNetworks.

First Responders will learn practical strategies to support health, wellness and productivity.

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…

“This workshop helped me understand my burnout and how I can support myself to be healthy in the workplace.”

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.

Call our Programs Advisers Today
1300 941 488