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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?

Blue Knot Day 2019

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 is held every year in October. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Blue Knot Day and it falls on Monday 28th October. Events will be held around the country in support of adult survivors during Blue Knot week from October 28th – November 3rd. The theme this year is:

Untangle the Knot of Complex Trauma

Blue Knot Day is an opportunity for all Australians to unite and support survivors of complex trauma on their path to recovery. By supporting and empowering survivors we can inspire hope which helps build resilience on the path to recovery from complex trauma. By uniting we can all help untangle the knot and complexities of trauma and abuse to support the recovery, resilience and empowerment of survivors.

The following hashtags will be used across social media:

#EmpowermentRecoveryResilience           #BlueKnotDay

Blue Knot Day - Untangle the Knot

The tangled knot in the Blue Knot logo symbolises the complexity of complex trauma, with blue representing the colour of the sky and a clear blue sky providing the space for new possibilities. 

How to Get Involved

There are plenty of ways to get involved and we have lots of resources to help make your event and fundraising efforts a success.  Here are some ways that you can get involved and show your support:

  • By holding an event in your workplace or community
  • Sharing through social media
  • Purchasing Blue Knot Foundation merchandise
  • By Fundraising on behalf of Blue Knot Foundation
  • Making a one-off or recurring donation
If you intend to fundraise or hold an event for Blue Knot Foundation through Blue Knot Day, please ensure you read our Event and Fundraising Kit and complete the compulsory registration online.

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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

For media comment, please contact:
Dr Cathy Kezelman
+61 425 812 197
+61 2 8920 3611

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The information and resources on this site are provided for general education and as information and/or a guide only. They do not replace, and should not be used as a substitute for, counselling, therapy or other services, and should at no time be regarded or treated as professional advice of any kind. Personal needs and circumstances should always be carefully and thoroughly considered to determine the optimal approach in each individual case.