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Blue Knot Day

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Testimonials

“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.”

LEE JONES

“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.”

JESSICA

“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!”

KYMM NCNAMARA

What is Blue Knot Day?



Blue Knot Day logo 2018





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. Blue Knot Day will be held on Monday 29 October, with events and activities happening throughout Blue Knot Week, from Monday 29 October until Sunday 4 November.

The tangled knot in the Blue Knot Day logo 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.

The 2018 Blue Knot Day theme ‘REAL LIVES. REAL CHANGE’ recognises the urgent need for support services for adult survivors of childhood trauma, and this Blue Knot Day you can show your support for change in 3 ways:

  1. Share the ‘REAL LIVES. REAL CHANGE.’ #unitebkd social media campaign
  2. Purchase a Blue Knot bracelet or pin
  3. Raise funds and awareness in your community


Share the ‘REAL LIVES. REAL CHANGE.’ social media campaign   


Blue Knot Day 2018 - Survivors

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Click to download the Blue Knot Day Social Media Pack Here


Simply right click on the REAL LIVES. REAL CHANGE images above to download and share with your social media networks.

This year you can show your support for the 1 in 4 adult Australians living with childhood trauma by downloading the Blue Knot Day REAL LIVES. REAL CHANGE. campaign images and social media pack, and sharing on social media with the hashtag ‘#unitebkd’. The pack contains social media guidelines, facts and tips and 2 campaign images. One is for survivors. The other is for supporters; personal and professional. The images highlight the rights of survivors to live ‘a life free from shame and silence’ and our commitment to compassion for all adult survivors of childhood trauma.


Purchase a Blue Knot bracelet or pin

Wearing a Blue Knot Day bracelet or pin can help start much needed conversations, and are a visible way to shoe your support. They can be purchased through our online shop and sold at Blue Knot Day events, or shared with family, friends and colleagues. Pins and bracelets are sold in packs of 5. Pins are $20 per pack and bracelets $25 per pack.

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


Raise funds and awareness in your community

Blue Knot Day events include workplace morning teas, community barbecues, trivia nights, fun runs, faith-based events and fundraising luncheons.

There are a number of online fundraising platforms where you can 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


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.

 

 

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Testimonials

“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.”

ANONYMOUS

“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.”

STEVEN

"At last there is some sound education and empathetic support for individuals and partners impacted by such gross boundary violations.”

TAMARA

Contact Us

Phone: 02 8920 3611
Email: admin@blueknot.org.au
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 AM
0425 812 197 or ckezelman@blueknot.org.au

For media enquiries, please contact: 
Jo Scard
0457 725 953 or jo@fiftyacres.com