“Our client group have watched the survivor video more than once and found it to be really important in their belief that they can and will recover from their trauma.”


“More videos would be good for both survivors and those who are supporting them. It's easier to ask someone to sit down and watch a short video which may help explain how their friend/ spouse/ sibling's life has been affected and what they struggle with rather than asking them to sit and read a block of text.”


“The videos I only just saw are very informative. It is an economic and simple way to get information to people.”


“The videos for survivors and friends and family are great for clients.”


““I have used both of ASCA’s online resources. They are very informative and give us a lot more information to work with in terms of responding to trauma. I now have a more informed response when dealing with people.”


Overview of the Video Series

With funding from the Federal Department of Health, Blue Knot Foundation developed a series of short videos, one for each group of people who are affected by childhood trauma and abuse. 

There are 5 videos in the series:
  1. For survivors
  2. For family, friends, partners and loved ones of survivors
  3. For health professionals who work with survivors
  4. For primary care practitioners who work with survivors
  5. For anyone in the workplace who work with survivors

Given the prevalence of trauma and its effects, it is important for the above groups of people to be informed about trauma and how best to interact with people who may have experienced trauma, particularly the complex trauma related to trauma and abuse in childhood. 

Blue Knot Foundation would like to thank all who took part in the making of these videos, from survivors who courageously spoke to provide hope for others, to those who work with survivors supporting their recovery journeys in various capacities, to our production team. The videos are supported by extensive additional resources and services, information about which is available on this site.

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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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