“The supervision provided has been incredibly beneficial. I have learned strategies to assist me in managing vicarious trauma; both strategies which I have been able to apply to specific client situations, and broader strategies which I have used on an ongoing basis.”

TEAGAN LEWIS Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Group Supervision

Blue Knot Foundation runs a brokerage service whereby we match the needs of organisations/services seeking group/team based supervision with a suitably skilled supervisor. Supervisors are able to facilitate the following: group clinical and non-clinical supervision, group case consultation and debriefing as well as group based support around vicarious trauma and self-care. Other consultation services are available on request.

The service uses trauma-informed processes to efficiently and effectively meet requests from practitioners and other personnel, across the legal, health and human services sectors.

Groups that would benefit from this service include but are not limited to:

  • Interdisciplinary teams working clinically with adult survivors of complex trauma
  • Legal teams working with victims and witnesses of crime
  • Interdisciplinary teams working in a supporting (non-clinical) role with clients with experiences of past and/or present traumas

Blue Knot Foundation works with each client to identify their particular needs and match them with the skills, approach and location of supervisors. Supervisors are assessed by Blue Knot Foundation to have the skills and experience to provide professional trauma-informed supervision/case consultation/de-briefing. The brokerage service is based on a relational trauma-informed model.

Why use Blue Knot Foundation’s trauma-informed supervision service?

  • Blue Knot Foundation’s established leadership in the fields of complex trauma, trauma-informed practice and vicarious trauma reflects quality and expertise
  • Our credibility and national networks enable a database of supervisors which is extensive in diversity of skills, scope and location
  • Our relational and brokerage skills ensure that our trauma-informed supervision service is efficient, relevant and useful and has currency across sectors and professional disciplines

For inquiries please email

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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
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST

Blue Knot Helpline
Phone: 1300 657 380
Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm AEST

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