Family, Friends, Partners and Loved Ones Fact Sheet

This fact sheet has been written for people who are supporting their family member, friend, partner or loved one on their recovery journey from child abuse or trauma. 

It provides a sound evidence base to enhance insight and understanding into the challenges, coping strategies and issues survivors and those supporting them can face.

At the same time it introduces the principles of being trauma informed: safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment, and shows how adopting those principles can help support healthy healing relationships.

It shows the importance of hope, self-care for both survivors and those who support them, and the very real possibilities of recovery for all.

Should you wish to speak with a counsellor please call  Blue Knot Helpline 1300 657 380 Mon-Sun, 9-5 AEST


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Testimonials

“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.”

ANONYMOUS

“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.”

STEVEN

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

TAMARA

Contact Us

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

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

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0425 812 197 or ckezelman@blueknot.org.au

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