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Blue Knot Foundation

Blue Knot Day


Blue Knot Day is a national awareness day in support of the 1 in 4 adult Australian (5 million) survivors of childhood trauma and abuse, established by the Blue Knot Foundation, formerly Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA).

"Blue" because blue is ASCA's colour and that colour has become a symbol of hope, optimism and recovery. 

"Knot" because ASCA works to untangle the knot of child abuse as well as other forms of childhood trauma. 

"Day" to raise awareness around the long-term impacts of abuse, tackle stigma and taboo, and promote pathways to recovery. 

Blue Knot Day is being celebrated on the last Monday in October every year and activities will be held in the week which follows. If you are interested in holding an event please contact Blue Knot Foundation this Blue Knot Day on

Blue Knot Foundationis the leading national organisation working to improve the lives of Australians who have experienced childhood trauma. This includes people who have experienced child abuse in all its forms, neglect, domestic violence in childhood and other adverse childhood events - complex trauma. 

Many struggle day to day with their self-esteem, relationships, mental and physical health and numerous aspects of everyday life.  Trauma in childhood does not only affect those who have experienced it. It affects their family, including their children and their communities.

Research has established that when survivors receive the right help, even people who have experienced severe early trauma can recover. And when parents have worked through their trauma their children do better too.

Blue Knot Foundation provides that help through short -term phone counselling support, information, resources, tools and workshops for survivors and their friends, families, partners and loved ones. We also provide professional development training, supervision, consultancy and other services to practitioners, organisations and diverse personnel who work with survivors, across sectors.

Donate now and help us to help Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma recover

Here is how your donation makes a difference:

  • $25 = Fund 5 Blue Knot pins 
  • $50 = Publish 20 Breaking free newsletters
  • $100 = Maintain Blue Knot Foundation's online services for 1 day 
  • $150 = provide 1 hour of trauma phone counselling on the Blue Knot Helpline
  • $250 = Sponsor a survivor to attend Blue Knot Foundation's survivor workshop
  • $500 = Support a day's development of Blue Knot Foundation's programs

Or become a regular giver and help provide us with a sustainable source of funds. Together we can help untangle the knot of childhood trauma.

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Contact Details

L 1 1 James Pl

(02) 8920 3611

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Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.