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About Us



“This is such an important service. I feel like it has helped me through some dark times but has also facilitated growth. I would like to say thank you to you and all your staff. And will be forever grateful for the invaluable service you have provided.”


“Without the services from Blue Knot Foundation I would be still lost, I am now inspired to be a counselor to help youths, young adolescents, guide them on the right path in life and not to repeat what happened to me.”


“Having been a member of Blue Knot Foundation for over a decade, I have seen first hand the amazing work that has changed lives - including mine.”


“Thank you again for Blue Knot Foundation - the counsellors are an amazing team of people, and the research you do is invaluable - I take it with me now to my sessions to educate my therapists.”


“You and your teams support remind us we're not alone and personally give me the comfort I need to know this. So thank YOU for everything :)”


Who We Are

Childhood trauma dollBlue Knot Foundation, formerly Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA), is the leading national organisation working to improve the lives of 1 in 4 adult Australians (5 million) who have experienced childhood trauma. This includes people who have experienced child abuse in all its forms, neglect, domestic violence in childhood and other adverse childhood events. This is known as complex trauma. 

Many struggle day to day with their self-esteem, relationships, mental and physical health and numerous aspects of everyday life. Trauma in childhood does not only affect those who have experienced it. It affects their family, including their children and their communities. 

Research has established that when survivors receive the right help, even people who have experienced severe early trauma can recover. And when parents have worked through their trauma their children do better too. 

Blue Knot Foundation is a thought, policy and practice leader in both clinical and trauma-informed responses to complex trauma. We provide short term phone counselling support, information, resources, tools and workshops to help survivors and their friends, families, partners and loved ones live better lives. Blue Knot Foundation also provides professional development training, supervision, consultancy and other services to practitioners, organisations and diverse personnel who work with survivors, across sectors. Blue Knot Foundation has been instrumental in supporting the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and people engaging with it. This includes the training of key workers and practitioners.

Once a year, as a community, we celebrate our national awareness day, Blue Knot Day. On that Monday in October, Australia unites to raise awareness and support for Australian adult survivors.

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“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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