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Blue Knot Day






“As an awareness day, it was fantastic to see so many people interested. It was a privilege to meet so many amazing and inspiring people, I was incredibly humbled. I will look very forward to working with you in the future. You truly are inspirational!”

PENNY BREWER EO to Senator Bilyk

“I was happy to participate and promote Blue Knot Day for Blue Knot Foundation who work tirelessly as great advocates giving a voice and representation for all adult survivors. Their training and work with governments and other organisations is exceptional and much appreciated.”


“Blue Knot Day is a reminder that there are many Australians who are survivors of childhood trauma and abuse. The strength, courage and resilience of those who have come forward to the Royal Commission to tell us their story shows us that recovery is possible.”

Justice Peter McClellan

“Getting involved in supporting Blue Knot Foundation's national day of awareness helped me help myself in a safe way. It also allows me to show my support for other young survivors because we HAVE survived and I truly believe that supportive communities help survivors recover.”


“I am somewhat delighted that the Blue Knot Day Pins are sold out, this means awareness is being raised and people are getting behind survivors. Here's hoping it will bring about significant change!”


What is Blue Knot Day?


Why ‘Blue Knot’ Day?

Blue Knot Day is Blue Knot Foundation's national awareness day celebrated in October every year. On this day, we ask all Australians to unite in support of the 5 million Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse. The tangled knot symbolises the complexity of childhood trauma, with blue representing the colour of the sky and a clear blue sky providing the space for new possibilities.

In 2018 Blue Knot Day will be held on Monday 29 October. If you would like to organise a Blue Knot Day event in your community, volunteer your time or find out more about Blue Knot Day, please click on the link below and complete the registration form.


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Online fundraising 
Blue Knot Foundation has an existing profile on a number of online fundraising platforms where you can also develop a personalised Blue Knot Day fundraising page, choose Blue Knot Foundation as your nominated charity and invite your supporters to your page to make online donations. You can register your Blue Knot Day event and raise funds through the following online platforms:

·         Everyday Hero

·         Go Fundraise

·         Just Giving



Offline fundraising 
If you intend to fundraise for Blue Knot Foundation through Blue Knot Day, please ensure you read our Event and Fundraising Guidelines and complete the Events and Fundraising form





Blue Knot Day merchandise can be a great way to raise both funds and awareness in your community. Wear your Blue Knot Day Pin or Friendship Bracelet with pride this Blue Knot Day and unite in support of the 5 million Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma.



Blue Knot Day 2017


In 2017 the Blue Knot Day theme of Unite in Support of Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma’ highlighted the strength that can be found in unity, and that healing and recovery cannot occur in isolation. Blue Knot Day encourages communities, families, media, workplaces and all Australians to unite in support of adult survivors of childhood trauma through events such as workplace morning teas, fundraisers, barbeques, community gatherings and faith-based events, and in 2017, through the Blue Knot Day social media campaign, ‘#unitebkd2017’.


A special thank you to our Blue Knot Day partners, Shine Lawyers, for supporting the #unitebkd2017 social media campaign, the Blue Knot Day Photography Competition and Blue Knot Day events across Australia.


Our gratitude also extends to all Blue Knot Day event organisers and volunteers who have once again helped to raise awareness of the 1 in 4 million Australian adults who have experienced childhood trauma. Please visit the Blue Knot Day Highlights 2017 page BKD Highlights where we share some of our favourite stories from Blue Knot Day 2017 with you.



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What's the Blue Knot about?

  • the tangled knot symbolises the complexity of childhood trauma
  • blue is the colour of the sky and a clear blue sky provides the space for new possibilities