At this time of great challenge for so many, Quest for Life has opened its centre and is providing services to Southern Highlands communities free of charge from January 14 to 17.
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It's an opportunity for those feeling anxious or traumatised by the fires to connect with others, to have counselling support or massage if desired or simply to share experiences with others. Quest's counsellors and therapists are donating their time to assist the community.
CEO Petrea King said the greatest gift you could give yourself, your children, your family and your community was the gift of your own good physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
"Our team at quest has extensive experience working with individuals and communities living with the aftermath of, or during, natural disasters," she said
Quest will be open as a drop-in centre for anyone in need of a chat, a cuppa or to meet up with others anytime between 9:30am and 5pm.
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Support groups offer an opportunity to share experiences and gain strength and support from one another.
Support groups will be held on:
January 14 at 10:30am-1pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm for general community members.
January 15 at 11am-1pm for partners of volunteer and other firefighters.
January 16: 11am-1pm for people who have lost homes - lunch provided.
Daily deep relaxation will be held from 1:30pm-2:30pm from Tuesday to Friday.
Counselling and massage sessions are available daily between 9:30am and 5pm. Register interest at reception.
Visit www.questforlife.com.au for more information.