Resources for Survivors

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What to do in a time of crisis

Crisis numbers

  • Lifeline
    13 11 14
  • Kids Help Line
    1800 551 800
  • Men’s Help Line
    1300 78 99 78
  • Ambulance/Fire/Police
    000
  • Poisons Information Centre
    13 11 26
  • Child Protection and Family Crisis Service
    132 111
  • Transcultural Mental Health Centre
    1800 648 911

Survivors of child abuse can experience periods of intense emotional pain, and this pain may lead to self-harming or suicidal thoughts. This section of the website includes suggestions on what to do if you, or someone close to you, is feeling suicidal.

What to do if you are feeling suicidal

If you are feeling suicidal or unsafe you need to get help immediately by contacting LIFELINE on 13 11 14.

It is a good idea to have someone with you if possible. Call a friend, family member or neighbour you trust to be with you and to help get the professional help you need.

If you are having suicidal thoughts but are not in immediate danger, let your doctor or other health care professional know as soon as possible so they can help you prepare an action plan to keep you safe.

What to do if someone else is feeling suicidal

If you believe that someone else is in danger of committing suicide then get help urgently by calling 000 for either the ambulance or the police. On the phone, stay calm, explain the situation, give the address and relevant directions while at the same time staying to comfort and protect the person who is in danger.

Remember whenever anyone talks, writes or hints about suicide, take them seriously, listen and find professional help. Individuals who have attempted suicide in the past are at serious risk of attempting suicide again in the future.

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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

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Phone: 02 8920 3611
Email: admin@blueknot.org.au
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
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Email: helpline@blueknot.org.au 
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