Our History


1995 – ASCA founded; ran with volunteers – peer support

2007 – national office moved to Sydney

2008 – new strategic direction with workshops for survivors and health professionals. 

2009 –

  • National Advertising Campaign 
  • Inaugural national day – Forget-me-knot Day
  • Trauma therapists employed on 1300 line

2010 – ASCA foundation member of National Trauma-Informed Advisory Working Group

2012 – 

2013 – Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

  • Roll-out of extensive education and training program
  • Expansion of 1300 service
  • With MHCC received silver TheMHS award for research in Trauma Informed Care and Practice: towards a cultural shift in mental health and human services in Australia

2014 –

  • Fact sheet series
  • Video series
  • Extensive training agenda

2015 –

2016 –

  • Renamed organisation to Blue Knot Foundation

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“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
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST

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

For media comment, please contact:
Dr Cathy Kezelman AM
0425 812 197 or ckezelman@blueknot.org.au

For media enquiries, please contact: 
Christine Kardashian, Group Account Director
0416 005 703 or 02 9492 1007 or christine@launchgroup.com.au