Blue Knot Helpline and Redress Support Service

We support adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse, parents, partners, family and friends as well as the professionals who work with them.

You can call the Blue Knot Helpline and Redress Support Service on 1300 657 380

This service operates from 9am-5pm AEST Monday-Sunday and public holidays. You can also email [email protected]

The Blue Knot Helpline and Redress Support Service has counsellors who also speak the following languages: Armenian, French and German.

Webchat is for people seeking information, education or support around referrals. You can access Webchat at the bottom right of this page. Blue Knot Foundation does not provide counselling over webchat. Please see our Webchat Terms and Conditions for more information.

1300 657 380[email protected]

About our service

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Who is the service for?

• Adult survivors of childhood trauma including abuse
• Partners, family members, friends and supporters of survivors
• Professionals and service personnel supporting survivors

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What happens when you call?

  • We operate 9am-5pm Monday to Sunday AEST
  • If we can’t answer your call straight away, it will go to voicemail
  • You may choose to leave a message or not
  • If you leave a message, a counsellor will return your call as soon as possible. Please include your area code
  • If we can’t reach you, we will leave a message on your voicemail saying that the Blue Knot Helpline and Redress Support Service called. If you do not want us to leave a message please tell us this when you leave your message
  • Calls from the Helpline and Redress Support Service to you will show up as blocked calls
  • All calls received out of hours will be returned during normal operating hours
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About our counsellors and their experience:

  • Our counsellors are trauma specialists
  • Our counsellors are here to listen and support you
  • Everyone’s experience of trauma is different
  • Everyone has different needs
  • Our counsellors focus on your needs when you call

Our specialist trauma counsellors provide:

  • Short-term counselling support
  • Information
  • Referrals for ongoing support
  • Information about the National Redress Scheme
  • Support with redress applications

To find out more about our Redress Support Service please click the button below.

Redress Information and Application Support
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“I don’t know where I would be without Blue Knot. The helpline has been a lifeline for me; an anchor and a safe haven. They have always let me know that I am important, that I matter. For those of us who have been told that we did not matter this is important. To be heard and understood is such a powerful thing.

I know when I call the helpline I don’t need to explain myself or apologise. All the counsellors do an amazing job. They are so skilled, and they get it. Over the years of calling the Helpline, they have helped me build a reserve of tools to draw upon to feel safe and stable. Just knowing Blue Knot is there helps me; it’s my invisible safety net and I know they are standing beside me.”


Blue Knot Foundation Referral Database

Blue Knot Foundation has a Referral Database of health practitioners and organisations with experience in supporting adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse. Helpline counsellors use this database to meet referral requests from callers. Blue Knot Foundation provides this information as a service only and cannot guarantee its suitability for any caller’s particular needs.

For further information about the referral database, including how practitioners and organisations can apply please click the button below.

Apply to join the Blue Knot Referral Database

Helpline and Redress Support Service Compliments, Feedback and Complaints

The Blue Knot Helpline and Redress Support Service accepts compliments, feedback and complaints made by a person on their own behalf or on behalf of an organisation. Please submit your compliments, feedback and complaints here.

Compliments, Feedback and Complaints

Helpline and Redress Support Service Privacy Information and Webchat Terms and Conditions

The Blue Knot Helpline and Redress Support Service takes your privacy and confidentiality seriously. Please see below for our program Privacy Statement and Privacy Policy as well as our Webchat Terms and Conditions.

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If you are in crisis, need immediate support or are concerned for your safety please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

13 11 14

Call 000 if your life is in danger.