Survivors & Supporters



“This work is just so incredibly important! Thank you for the many ways you have raised consciousness and been a part of facilitating the dissemination of knowledge and skills to help prevent and address the impact of child abuse.”


“ASCA has always represented a "backstop" for me in my life, and I have felt that no matter what happens in my life, I have a group that I belong with, that will accept and support me, warts and all. Thank you for the work that you and your team do.”


“You were there in my desperate hour of need and whilst only 2 phone calls, I took some very valuable and helpful insight away that allowed me to continue my healing, become aware of and understand my biggest trigger that has ruled my life for 50 years. Thank you for being there.”


“I am so thankful and happy to know that your organisation is there to help us, to offer support, education and most importantly a voice. A real, educated, rational, honest, non-deniable voice. I feel that my prayers have been answered, granted.”


“We (SWCC counsellors) really value ASCA, its workshops for survivors and professionals, newsletters and its major publications to date.”

SONYA FINLAYSON Sydney Women's Counselling Centre

Supporting Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Trauma

Blue Knot Foundation provides support and assistance in recovery for survivors of the affects of childhood trauma. It also advocates for the needs of survivors to be better met.

This section contains information for survivors themselves, their family and friends.

By clicking on items on the left hand menu you can access more detailed information most relevant to you.

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
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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Dr Cathy Kezelman AM
0425 812 197 or

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Christine Kardashian, Group Account Director
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