Survivors of Childhood Trauma (including child abuse)

Blue Knot Foundation supports adults who have experienced childhood trauma, including abuse and their family, friends, loved ones as well as health professionals.

Blue Knot Helpline (1300 657 380) is staffed by professional counsellors who provide short-term telephone counselling, information, support and referrals.

When funding permits, Blue Knot Foundation also runs educational workshops across Australia for adult survivors of childhood trauma. Through the generosity of our supporters in our EOFY2016 fundraising appeal, we are delivering 8 survivor workshops across Australia in FY2017. 

You will also find a lot of helpful information and resources on this website, including fact sheets, videos, survivor stories and other relevant information.

Blue Knot Foundation actively advocates for widespread implementation of trauma-informed practice and access to affordable and appropriately trained practitioners and services. 

If you would like to become a member of Blue Knot Foundation or receive our monthly newsletter by becoming a Friend of Blue Knot Foundation, please click here.

Latest Articles

Members Revealed for National Redress Scheme by admin
on Monday, 19 December 2016.
Parents urged to hold children close as figures show childhood trauma leads to adult mental health issues by Lydia
on Monday, 7 November 2016.
Turnbull government announces massive compensation scheme for sex abuse victims by admin
on Monday, 10 October 2016.
Trauma and the Law by admin
on Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
Survivor Workshops by Kate
on Wednesday, 7 September 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
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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