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Faith-based Communities

Pitt St Church serviceOn Blue Knot Day every year, Blue Knot Foundation asks communities to unite in support of the 5 million Australian adult survivors of all forms of childhood trauma, including abuse. Part of the recovery process involves communities coming together to acknowledge survivors’ strengths and challenges while spreading messages of hope and optimism.

Faith-based communities play a crucial role in the lives of many Australians, bringing people together, uniting them in support and breaking down the sense of isolation so many survivors often feel. People cannot heal in isolation but coming together in community we can acknowledge the strengths and challenges survivors experience while spreading the messages of hope and optimism which facilitate recovery.

If you are a member of a faith-based community and would like to support Blue Knot Day please see the interfaith prayers of hope and community from the Pitt Street Uniting Church Blue Knot Day Service (see photo on top right), as a guide. Please feel free to use as little or as much of the prayers and order of service, including the symbolism of the tangled ribbons, the unravelling of which, during the service, is very powerful in community. 

Please register your service by completing the Application to Hold an Event form. That way other people in your community can join in, breaking down the feelings of isolation, survivors so often experience.

You may also wish to purchase Blue Knot pins or bracelets from the online shop to distribute at your service.

Promote the service through your local community. Click here to see the Blue Knot Day 2017 promotional flyer as a guide.

Let us know how your service went, we would love to hear about your community and if you have any photos please send them to



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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.”


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