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Family, Friends, Partners and Loved Ones

Supporting recovery for family friends, partners and loved ones is a short video for all those who are personally supporting an adult survivor of childhood trauma and abuse.

This video, while acknowledging the stresses and challenges of ‘being there’ for the survivor you care about, provides information and insight into the way trauma can affect people. This includes a basic understanding of the brain, biological responses and coping strategy. Hearing from survivors and those who support them provides understanding into not only survivors’ needs but also those of their loved ones. Based on research evidence as well as personal experience the video introduced the principles of being trauma informed: safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment and how these principles can support healthy healing relationships for all.

If you would like to speak with a counsellor to help you support the survivor you care about you can call ASCA’s Professional Support Line on 1300 657 380 Mon-Sun, 9-5 EST.

For more information about supporting your loved one see the resources listed below.

Family, Friends, Partners and Loved Ones Video

1300  657 380

 Call our Blue Knot Help Line

1300 657 380
7 days a week from 9am to 5pm (AEST)

or email to


Health Direct


Head to Health


“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

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