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 AEDT
or via email helpline@blueknot.org.au


Do you need support for the Disability Royal Commission?
Contact our National Counselling & Referral Service on

1800 421 468
9am - 6pm AEDT Mon- Fri
9am - 5pm AEDT Sat, Sun & public holidays

Training and Services



“I have attended one of your workshops for Health Professionals and found it to be one of the most enlightening and useful trainings I have attended. In particular, I really got an understanding of how to best deal with people in crisis related to past trauma.”


“The workshop was outstanding - could be used for all practitioners no matter what their discipline. I would hope that you would promote it among psychologists - particularly because the focus was on "abuse" without putting the various types of abuse into boxes.”


“I recommend Blue Knot Foundation's trauma training to every professional, worker of all setting, survivor, and carer. The better trained the earlier the diagnosis and a better chance for survivor recovery.”


“I would highly recommend Blue Knot Foundation training. The information and research is impressive and relevant; the facilitator knew her stuff, was engaging and provided relevant examples.”


Training and Services

Training and Services


Blue Knot Foundation’s training programs foster the knowledge, skills and tools you need to empower recovery with your trauma clients, with a focus on complex trauma clients. We deliver trauma-informed, vicarious trauma and complex trauma training across sectors around Australia. All of our education and training programs are grounded in the latest research and practice evidence, articulated in our publications.

Whether you work in admin or are a frontline worker, health or legal professional, manager or leader, our training programs, supervision and consultancy services will support you and your service to promote better outcomes for you, your clients and organisation.

* Important Update - Coronavirus (COVID-19) *

We regret to inform you that Blue Knot Foundation has decided, for the safety of all participants as well as our trainers, to postpone our current workshops and training programs. This includes our published calendar as well as our in-house bookings. We have done this due to the unprecedented public health crisis we are all facing as we grapple with Coronavirus (COVID-19). Blue Knot’s priority is always the health and wellbeing of its community.

We will continue to review this situation over the next few months and once, the risk has passed, will reschedule our events. Please watch our website, newsletter and social media for any updates as they occur. We hope to see you at one of our events again in the future. 

If you have already booked on to one of our workshops or training programs, you will be receiving email correspondence from Blue Knot in the coming days which will give you all the information that you need. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we wish you well during these challenging times.  

With our best wishes

Blue Knot team



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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
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

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+61 425 812 197
+61 2 8920 3611
or ckezelman@blueknot.org.au

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