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Oct 12
Peel Mental Health Week Expo
Start Date/Time: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 10:00 AM
End Date/Time: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 2:00 PM
Location: Mandurah's Eastern Foreshore
Address: Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah WA 6210

This annual event aims to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellbeing, in the wider community. The event is run in conjunction with Mental Health Week. The event is being held during the WA school holidays this year.


Darren Scott
Main Phone: 0435220730  
Other Phone: (08) 9534 6936
Email Address:

Oct 19
Mental Health Day
Start Date/Time: Wednesday, 19 October 2016 10:30 AM
End Date/Time: Wednesday, 19 October 2016 4:30 PM
Location: TAFE NSW Orange
Address: 109 March St, Orange NSW 2800

A stall will be set up representing Blue Knot Foundation on Mental Heath Day. A number of mental health organisations will be attending the event, held at the March St campus of TAFE Orange. Come down and say hello and show your support for the 5 million adults who have been affected by childhood trauma.


David Stone
Phone: 6366 8043

Oct 23
Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Start Date/Time: Sunday, 23 October 2016 11:00 AM
End Date/Time: Sunday, 23 October 2016 12:30 PM
Location: Yoga and Health Collective
Address: Level 1, 2 Bungan Street MONA VALE NSW 2103

The Questions & Answers you asked for... 

If you've been thinking about trying yoga, but not sure where to begin, this could be just the right place to start. In these gentle sessions we will give you an introduction to yoga, you will be introduced to different movements and practices. Perhaps you have tried yoga before and you are one of the hundreds of people that reported in research that they went to one class, and left never to return again – it was too difficult, too fast, uninviting, crowded, hot, overwhelming, or complex. We invite you to try again. 

The objective of Trauma Sensitive Yoga is not to bring up traumatic memories or emotions, but rather to help you increase awareness, so that you begin to notice what is happening inside your body. This will help you learn to release tension, reduce fear, tolerate sensation and have more control over anxiety and stress. 

Trauma is a thing of the past, but your body can want to react as if you are still in danger, so you have learned to brace, or shut down to protect yourself and you may feel isolated and tired of living this way. We all react and cope in different ways; recurrent negative thoughts, sleep issues, unwanted stress, uncomfortable anxiety, and a myriad of symptoms prevail when you have experienced trauma. 

“A common denominator of all traumas is an alienation and disconnection from the body, and a reduced capacity to be present in the here and now." Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming your Body by David Emerson & Elizabeth Hopper


Katherine Corbett
Yoga & Health Collective
Phone: 02 9997 2121

Oct 23
Inter-faith service in support of people affected by childhood trauma
Start Date/Time: Sunday, 23 October 2016 3:00 PM
Location: Pitt St Uniting Church
Address: 264 Pitt St, Sydney NW 2000

You are invited to a special inter-faith service of Lament and Hope


WHEN:   3pm Sunday 23rd October

WHERE: Pitt Street Uniting Church, 264 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000

In this gathering of people from Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and Christian faiths we will join together and mourn with, and for, those who have been betrayed and wounded in childhood. We will name our hurts, bear witness to the experience of adult survivors of child abuse, from testimony gathered by playwright Alana Valentine, hear a story of recovery, reflect in silence and with gentle music, and pray for justice and healing.

Every night will have its morning, every pain will have an end, every burden will be lightened”

This Prayer Service is in support of Blue Knot Day, a national awareness day convened by Blue Knot Foundation on which all communities are asked to unite in support of Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse. It is hosted by Pitt Street Uniting Church and South Sydney Uniting Church.

Note: we anticipate there may be television cameras filming people who have agreed to take speaking parts in the service. BE ASSURED there will be NO filming of the congregation. No one will be filmed without permission.


Mrs Heather Robinson
South Sydney Uniting Church
Mobile 0400 378 319

Oct 24
Morning tea in support of Blue Knot Day
Start Date/Time: Monday, 24 October 2016 9:00 AM
End Date/Time: Monday, 24 October 2016 5:00 PM
Location: Interrelate Erina
Address: 213 The Entrance Highway Erina NSW 2251

Awareness raising morning tea where free blue-iced cupcakes and donation tin will be available. Members of the public welcome to drop by and learn more about Blue Knot Day.


Mellita Bate
Phone: 02 4363 8000

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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
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST

Blue Knot Helpline
Phone: 1300 657 380
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm AEST

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