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


Training & Services


Contact Questions




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call:  02 8920 3611

email: training@blueknot.org.au


“Extremely well presented. Covered salient points in trauma work. Very credible presenter, obviously knows the subject matter well, is clear, informative, and was careful to ensure participant's expectations were met.”

E. HUTCHING Relationships Australia

“It was wonderful training given that all my questions and issues were addressed. It felt like 2 days of supervision.”

SYLVIA ACEVEDO Clinical and Private Practitioner

“I found the training very informative and a window to many therapies and skills to focus on in the future. The presenter was excellent and certainly demonstrated a well informed knowledge of various modalities and therapies.”


“The presenter did an excellent job! The information was interesting, profound and very relevant. The information was very clear, stimulating and I will find it very helpful when working with clients.”

WENDY METRA Counsellor/Psychotherapist

“Absolutely fantastic workshops! It was great to discuss, hear and walk away with real practical strategies and techniques to assist my clients in becoming more body aware. Excellent resources given.”


FAQs Education & Training

Can I pay for my training via invoice?

No, Blue Knot Foundation does not provide invoices for our scheduled trainings. We require payment to be made upfront when registration is completed. We provide receipts and tax invoices which can be used for reimbursement through your organisation. 

For bookings of 10 or more people, we recommend our in-house training which is for organisations wishing to train a large number of staff. To enquire about this, please submit this enquiry form.

I'm a student - can I attend your professional development training?

Yes, students are able to attend all Blue Knot Foundation training. Student concessions is available to full-time students holding a valid student card. Part-time students are not eligible for this concession. 

Please consult the training’s Learning Objectives and Suitable Audience information to assist you in making an appropriate decision regarding which type of training is most suitable for your educational needs. Student concessions are only available for our foundational courses such as Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (Level 1) and Managing Vicarious Trauma. 

Does Blue Knot Foundation run support groups for survivors?

Blue Knot Foundation hosts and delivers educational workshops for survivors but does not facilitate ongoing survivor support groups (either following an educational workshop/s or independently of our workshops). If you’d like to engage in a survivor support group, Blue Knot Foundation recommends you ensure, as much as is reasonably possible, that the support group is co-facilitated (i.e. there are two facilitators who provide support to maintain your safety) and that it follows an established program.

Is the Educational Workshop for Adult Survivors group therapy?

No - this workshop is educational rather than therapy. Focusing on safety, self-care and seeking support, these workshops help survivors connect their childhood trauma (from abuse, neglect, family violence and or/other adverse childhood experiences) to their behaviours and feelings in the present, while providing tools for positive change. While we make every effort to ensure that our workshops offer helpful information in a safe supportive environment please consider the following: It is possible to attend Blue Knot Foundation workshops without being in therapy/counselling however, it is preferable to be receiving the support therapy/counselling can bring. If you do have a therapist/counsellor you might find it helpful to make an appointment in the days after attending the workshop. A partner, family member or friend can register and attend with you. If you are not receiving professional support, we recommend identifying friends/family members who can offer support should you need it. You can also call our Blue Knot Help line on 1300 657 380. Participating may highlight personal challenges. If this happens during a workshop feel free to walk outside (making your facilitator aware) and return as you need. We will be available to support you during breaks in the program and after the workshop. You can also call our Blue Knot Help line after the workshop to de-brief, ask for more information, and for access to our referrals database of Blue Knot Foundation approved health care professionals.

If I attend Blue Knot Foundation’s Workshop for Adult Survivors will I have to share my story?

No, as the workshop is educational rather than therapy, participants are not encouraged to share personal stories. While there is some group discussion during the day there is no obligation to participate in these discussions if you don’t feel comfortable. By attending the workshop, you will gain information which may help you build on your strengths, understand your reactions and ways of coping and identify strategies for positive change. You will also receive information about finding and engaging good support, accessing helpful resources and self-care strategies.

I am a survivor and would like my partner and family member to join me at the Survivor workshop, can they attend as well?

Yes - we encourage support people to attend the Survivor Workshops. All those wishing to attend will need to register via our website.

I am a survivor and wish to attend your workshop but I don’t have access to register online. Can you register me over the phone?

Yes, we can register you over the phone- please provide your name and contact details.  Please inform us if you don’t have access to email to receive the confirmation details, as we can send your receipt and confirmation via posted mail.

I’m an Blue Knot Foundation Professional Member, how do I receive my discount price? Can I also register my colleague at this Professional Member price?

To receive discounted prices as a Professional Member, please sign in using your login details on Blue Knot Foundation’s website. Professional Member prices will then be available on the Training and Education registration web page. Only 1 x Professional Member ticket can be purchased per Professional Member per Blue Knot Foundation workshop. If you wish to register a colleague under your booking, you can select “1 x Full Price ticket + 1 x Professional Member price ticket” on the one booking. Or you can encourage your colleague to join Blue Knot Foundation as a Professional Member and they can follow steps stated above.

I would like to attend your training, can I register and pay on the day?

No, all registrations for professional development training must be completed on our website, and will require online payment to complete the booking. Alternatively, call our offices on (02) 8920-3611 for assistance.

If I attend your training, can I claim CPD for my attendance?

Yes, Professionals may claim CPD hours/credits/points for their participation in Blue Knot Foundation training workshops as a self-directed learning activity. Blue Knot Foundation helps you meet your reporting obligations by having clearly articulated learning outcomes attached to each workshop and issuing Certificates of Attendance to participants upon completion of the workshop. For more information please refer to your professional association or the AHPRA website.

When will I receive a certificate of attendance for a Blue Knot Foundation training?

All attendees at Blue Knot Foundation’s public training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within the two weeks after the training has concluded. 

(Participants at Blue Knot Foundation’s Workshop for Partners and Supporters will not receive a certificate of attendance)

What is your cancellation policy?

A refund can be provided if cancellation is made four weeks notice prior to the event. An administration fee of $25.00 is payable for all cancellations and will be deducted from your refund. All cancellations must be made in writing via email. 

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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
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