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 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 AEDT Mon- Fri
9am - 5pm AEDT Sat, Sun & public holidays

Contact Us

Enquire today regarding having in-house training. Please complete the online enquiry form


“Anyone working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should do this training as mandatory to better understand the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture and History to deliver culturally appropriate services.”


“This training was fantastic, I didn't expect to learn as much as I did. The trainer was really easy going and involved the group. Breaking up the talking with videos and activities was good to help me re-focus. Really informative, Thanks.”

ANONYMOUS Lifeline Broken Hill

“The training was great. It has ignited my thoughts and feelings about working in a new way with all people and sharing with my team. I hope you consider this training with other Aboriginal communities. Amazing!”


“I am truly grateful that the trauma experienced by the Aboriginal community was addressed and discussed, as it is extremely important and still very relevant.”

ANONYMOUS Lifeline Macarthur

“Excellent day of learning. Most significant aspect of that has been to have a whole day of training with my Aboriginal colleagues who hold such an array of strengths, knowledge, wisdom as well as carrying trauma most likely. Very inspirational! Thank you.”


Trauma Awareness: Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

The prevalence of individual, complex, collective and intergenerational trauma amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in diverse communities across Australia is high. Currently there is a gap in the knowledge, skills and efficacy of service providers to provide trauma-informed and culturally attuned practices and services. 

By attending this training program participants will learn more about the types and effects of trauma within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and its intergenerational and collective impacts. 

By participating in this professional development training participants will: 
  • Develop understanding of the types, prevalence, and impacts of trauma
  • Recognise the long-term effects of individual and collective trauma within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities including its intergenerational impacts 
  • Understand the neurobiology of trauma and the use of adaptive responses 
  • Work from a strengths-based relational approach which is sensitive to culture and diversity and is supportive of the pathway towards healing.
Blue Knot Foundation additionally collaborates with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service providers to deliver and augment this training with information and strategies for providing culturally informed, safe, respectful and attuned services.


Who should attend?

Workers from diverse services and sectors including, but not limited to, health, community, child protection, family and domestic violence, legal, justice, mental health, AOD, disability, housing, emergency and/or employment services who are working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

If you are interested in holding this training in-house at your organisation please contact the Training and Services Coordinator at trainingandservices@blueknot.org.au

​Public Training Dates 


29 Jan
Ibis Styles Elizabeth Street
40 Elizabeth Street,


5 Feb
Adina Apartment Hotel Darling Harbour
55 Shelley Street


18 Jun
Adina Apartment Hotel
189 Queen Street