Your Life Matters: Out West workshops

One-day mental health workshops for people living with the difficulties and challenges of rural life

About the Workshops

Join Quest for Life to help build resilience and learn practical tools & strategies for living well in challenging times.

Australians living in rural communities are some of the most resilient people on earth. But the ability to weather the challenges of rural life comes at a price. Many farming families are emotionally ‘tough’ and find it difficult to reach out and ask for help.

If your financial, mental and emotional resources are depleted, join us for a workshop to strengthen your resilience and learn practical tools, strategies and skills to live well in challenging circumstances.

Workshop Dates


Workshop Fees

Fully subsidised. NO CHARGE for participants


Workshop times: 9.30am-3.30pm

*** Due to the Covid outbreak in Sydney, our workshops will now be delivered online.***

24 May – Orange, The Remington Hotel
25 May – Dubbo, Milestone Hotel
26 May – Coonabarabran Bowling Club
27 May – Tamworth Study Centre, UNE Tamworth
21 June – Lightning Ridge Bowling Club
22 June – Moree Services Club
23 June – Narrabri RSL
24 June – Quirindi RSL
19 July – Bourke, Diggers on the Darling – CANCELLED
21 July – Broken Hill Civic Centre – CANCELLED
22 July – Wilcannia Shire Hall – CANCELLED
23 July – Cobar Bowling & Golf Club – CANCELLED

27 July – ONLINE


  • 4 key principles of resilience and peace of mind
  • Relaxation and visualisation as practical and effective tools for challenging circumstances
  • Symptoms of stress and what helps
  • Meditation and mindfulness as a foundation for living
  • Moving from reaction to response
  • How to manage emotions and recognise burnout and to identify what helps
  • Regulating our emotions
  • Language of reaction and response


  • Highly motivated to implement strategies for self-care
  • Excited, rather than overwhelmed by life
  • Deeper understanding of neuroplasticity and the brain’s ability to change
  • Equipped with tools and strategies for remaining calm during change or turbulence
  • A greater respect for an individual’s ‘story’
  • Feeling empowered in difficult circumstances
You will be nurtured, nourished and restored with the confidence to embrace your life again.

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