On April 11th 2016, we became the Blue Knot Foundation

Just like the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly, Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) has evolved into the Blue Knot Foundation. 

For our organisation, this change signals the maturing of community awareness around trauma alongside the organisation’s growth to encompass a broader range of important services including our specialist Blue Knot Helpline, educational workshops, professional development training, supervision, consultancy and other services. The name Blue Knot Foundation better reflects our core mission, which is to support the recovery of adult survivors of all forms of childhood trauma, not only those who have experienced childhood abuse. 

The name had its genesis in our national day, Blue Knot Day, which has a powerful resonance within the Australian community. 

Blue Knot Foundation's artwork is harmoniously aligned with our current logo, which features a tangled knot - symbolising the complexity of childhood trauma. Blue is the colour of the sky and a clear blue sky provides the space for new possibilities. Blue Knot Foundation empowers survivors to untangle the complex issues with which they grapple and provides hope and optimism for recovery.

As the Blue Knot Foundation, we would like to particularly thank our community for the ongoing support of our vital work. We look forward to continuing our work supporting the one in four (an estimated five million) Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.

Latest Articles

How to be Trauma-Informed – for Real! by Kate
on Thursday, 2 March 2017.
Catholic Church child sexual abuse statistics are an indictment on the church, say survivors by Cathy
on Thursday, 16 February 2017.
Some good will come from the horror of the royal commission by Kate
on Thursday, 9 February 2017.
A Physician's Confession by admin
on Wednesday, 25 January 2017.
Trauma-informed care (as published in the APA Journal of Physiotherapy) by admin
on Tuesday, 29 November 2016.


Health Direct



“Blue Knot Foundation has a key role to play in the building of community capacity in care provision to those who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma in any environment.”

NIALL MULLIGAN Manager, Lifeline Northern Rivers

“I think Blue Knot Foundation is a fantastic support organisation for people who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse, for their families/close friends and for professionals who would like to learn how to more effectively work with these people.”

Psychologist Melbourne

“It's such a beautiful thing that you are doing. Helping people to get through this.”


“It was only last September when I discovered the Blue Knot Foundation website and I will never forget the feeling of support and empathy that I received when I finally made the first phone call to Blue Knot Helpline, which was also the first time I had ever spoken about my abuse.”


"At last there is some sound education and empathetic support for individuals and partners impacted by such gross boundary violations.”


Contact Us

Phone: 02 8920 3611
Email: admin@blueknot.org.au
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST

Blue Knot Helpline
Phone: 1300 657 380
Email: helpline@blueknot.org.au 
Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm AEST

For media comment, please contact:
Dr Cathy Kezelman AM
0425 812 197 or ckezelman@blueknot.org.au

For media enquiries, please contact: 
Christine Kardashian
0416 005 703 or 02 9492 1007 or christine@launchgroup.com.au