If you have experienced childhood trauma, you can speak with a Blue Knot Helpline trauma counsellor including for support and applications around national redress

1300 657 380
Monday - Sunday
between 9am - 5pm AEST
or via email helpline@blueknot.org.au


Do you live with disability?  Have you experienced abuse, neglect, violence or exploitation?

For support for Disability Royal Commission or general support contact our National Counselling & Referral Service

1800 421 468
9am - 6pm AEST Mon- Fri
9am - 5pm AEST Sat, Sun & public holidays


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 an Australian national day on which Blue Knot Foundation calls on all Australians to unite in support of the more than 5 million (1 in 4) Australian adults who have experienced complex trauma.

Blue Knot Day and Your Festival of Healing will be held as a virtual festival, with new ideas and events shared each hour across Facebook and YouTube.

"Your Festival of Healing" will be 12 hours of inspiration and the possibility of healing for adult survivors of complex trauma, running from 7AM to 7PM AEDT. Blue Knot Day will provide survivors of complex trauma with the connection, tools, the stories, the engagement and inspiration to make October 28 a day of hope and healing.

If you are unable to join us on the day, videos will be available for viewing on YouTube after the event. 

How to Get Involved

7:00am Welcome to Blue Knot Day and Your Festival of Healing

8:00am Morning meditation with Natascha

9:00am Towards Recovery for Survivors of Complex Trauma - Survivors, supporters and professionals talk about the recovery journey

9:30am Grounding exercise for you

10:00am Blue Knot Helpline - Panel discussion and Q&A

11:00am Inspiring stories of recovery from Lloyd and other reflections

12:00pm Musical interlude and messages from our ambassadors - Rida Aleem Khan, Rose Parker and Jane Caro

1:00pm National Counselling and Referral Service (Disability) - Panel discussion and Q&A

2:00pm National Redress Scheme - How Blue Knot Foundation can help

3:00pm Practice Guidelines – what are they and how they help survivors, including reflections from Diane and Scarlett (for practitioners)

4:00pm Creative self-regulation - how creativity can assist healing

5:00pm How can family and friends support survivors on their recovery journey?

6:00pm Evening meditation with Natascha

7:00pm Closing remarks and thank you.

*program subject to change

Join us each hour on Facebook or YouTube.

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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
Email: helpline@blueknot.org.au 
Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm AEST

For media comment, please contact:
Dr Cathy Kezelman
+61 425 812 197
+61 2 8920 3611
or ckezelman@blueknot.org.au

For media enquiries, please contact: 
Jo Scard
+61 457 725 953 
or jo@fiftyacres.com