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

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


General Practitioners

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Testimonials

“I am a GP and have just had a few weeks of patients disclosing various things and have been looking for resources for them and their families and for me! I was impressed by the thoughtfulness and depth of information, fact sheets and resources.”

KAREN SPIELMAN GP

“I wanted to say a huge thank you to Blue Knot - your organisation will literally change the health of Australia. I hope that your training reaches as many people as possible. I’ll be enrolling in more courses as soon as possible.”

MOLLY SHORTHOUSE Rural Generalist

“After 20 years of GP, this was the first clear suitable training I have received.”

ANONYMOUS Partners in Recovery

“Very relevant to our day to day roles in primary care. Relationships/making patient feel safer/relaxed internally and externally very important. But safety very big for me.”

ANNIE WILLIAMS Queen St Medical Centre

“Fantastic start to changing and implementing strategies in identifying possible ACE patients. Should be a talk for all ALL involved in General Practice - receptionists, nurses, etc.”

ANONYMOUS

Resources for General Practitioners

This section of the website contains useful information for general practitioners who work with clients with complex trauma histories.

Below you will find an article, fact sheet, a video and extensive information specifically for general practitioners. General Information and resources for your clients are also available.

 

Article

ACEs Connection Network | 23 Jan 2017 | A Physician's Confession

The most important thing I didn’t learn in medical school is about adverse childhood experiences, also known as ACEs. To be sure, if I had understood them then the way I do now, I would have been a better and more compassionate physician. Importantly, I would have avoided lots of mistakes.  Read more>>

 

Fact sheet

Blue Knot Foundation's fact sheet for general practitioners: understanding complex trauma

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“Responding to adult survivors of complex trauma” 

A video for ‘Primary care practitioners - General Practitioners' It is intended to raise awareness around the presence of unresolved trauma in patients with diverse presentations in primary care settings. Featuring the voices of survivors and practitioners this short video supports GPs and nurse practitioners in their daily practice. It provides information including about trauma dynamics, physiological responses to stress, coping strategies, as well as tools which are useful for busy primary care practitioners. With greater awareness, knowledge and tools primary care practitioners will be better equipped to support large numbers of patients with unrecognised and unaddressed complex trauma.

Primary Care Practioners Video

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Further Information

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Bibliography

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Latest Articles

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on Thursday, 19 September 2019.
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on Monday, 29 July 2019.
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on Tuesday, 3 October 2017.
Using research and practice evidence to inform complex trauma treatment, including child sexual abuse by admin
on Monday, 2 October 2017.

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Testimonials

“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.”

ANONYMOUS

“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.”

STEVEN

"At last there is some sound education and empathetic support for individuals and partners impacted by such gross boundary violations.”

TAMARA

Contact Us

Phone: 02 8920 3611
Email: admin@blueknot.org.au
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST

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Phone: 1300 657 380
Email: helpline@blueknot.org.au 
Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm AEST

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