On April 11th 2016, we became the Blue Knot Foundation

Just like the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly, Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) has evolved into the Blue Knot Foundation. 

For our organisation, this change signals the maturing of community awareness around trauma alongside the organisation’s growth to encompass a broader range of important services including our specialist Blue Knot Helpline, educational workshops, professional development training, supervision, consultancy and other services. The name Blue Knot Foundation better reflects our core mission, which is to support the recovery of adult survivors of all forms of childhood trauma, not only those who have experienced childhood abuse. 

The name had its genesis in our national day, Blue Knot Day, which has a powerful resonance within the Australian community. 

Blue Knot Foundation's artwork is harmoniously aligned with our current logo, which features a tangled knot - symbolising the complexity of childhood trauma. Blue is the colour of the sky and a clear blue sky provides the space for new possibilities. Blue Knot Foundation empowers survivors to untangle the complex issues with which they grapple and provides hope and optimism for recovery.

As the Blue Knot Foundation, we would like to particularly thank our community for the ongoing support of our vital work. We look forward to continuing our work supporting the one in four (an estimated five million) Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.

Latest Articles

Dealing with trauma by Cathy
on Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
Why are we further traumatising our abused youths? by Cathy
on Monday, 1 August 2016.
Towards a better understanding of how we can support our Veterans by Cathy
on Thursday, 28 July 2016.
Trauma-informed Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services by Cathy
on Tuesday, 14 June 2016.
ASCA unveils new name and rebrands as Blue Knot Foundation by admin
on Monday, 11 April 2016.


Health Direct



“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