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.