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

Power, Threat, Meaning - Workshops

These unique events will be delivered in Perth and Sydney by Professor David Pilgrim straight from UK. David Pilgrim is Honorary Professor of Health and Social Policy, University of Liverpool and Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology University of Southampton.

There are two versions of the workshop tailored according to whether you are a mental health consumer and/or survivor of complex trauma, or whether you work in the sector.  Please choose the session most relevant to you.


Professional Workshop

This full day workshop is for those working in diverse professions across different sectors:

This workshop will introduce people to the Power Threat Meaning Framework, produced in the UK by a group of psychologists and service users from a strong evidence base drawn from research. The Framework offers an alternative to traditional psychiatric diagnosis. The Framework offers a way of exploring what has happened to people, how they responded and what meanings they attached to their life experiences. This workshop also attracts CPD points for practitioners.

This workshop will facilitate a group process for professionals to apply the framework to their own role and influence from a non-diagnostic approach inclusive of culturally specific perspectives and practices. 

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Consumer/Survivor Workshop

This half-day workshop is for mental health consumers and/or survivors of complex trauma

The Power, Threat, Meaning Framework fosters respect for the many ways in which distress is experienced, expressed and healed across the globe. This can help people create more hopeful narratives about their lives and difficulties they have experienced. This is a workshop that acknowledges the power of lived experience, trauma and adversity whilst offering a framework for understanding self, healing and recovery. 

If you are a mental health consumer or survivor who has already registered for the professional workshop please contact the Blue Knot Foundation on (02) 8920 3611 or admin@blueknot.org.au

If you are a professional please do not register for the consumer/survivor workshop, as places are limited. It is important that as many people with lived experience can benefit from this free event.

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Hear more about the Power Threat Meaning Framework

Listen to Akima Thomas, director of Women and Girls refuge share her thoughts on the PTM framework




Listen to John Cromby co-author of the Power Threat Meaning Framework speak about why the framework is going to be a game-changer.

Listen to Marco Turner from Headspace share his thoughts on the Power Threat Meaning Framework Workshops


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Phone: 02 8920 3611
Email: admin@blueknot.org.au
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
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Phone: 1300 657 380
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