Raising awareness of childhood trauma
BLUE Knot Day is an opportunity for all Australians to support adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse by holding an event, wearing a blue knot bracelet or pin, or posting to social media with the hashtag #unitebkd.
The annual awarenessraising day is facilitated by the Blue Knot Foundation, Australia’s National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma.
Research shows that with the right support, adults who have experienced childhood trauma and abuse can and do recover.
It is estimated that five million – one in four – Australian adults are survivors of childhood trauma.
The 2018 Blue Knot Day theme “real lives, real change” recognises the urgent need for support services for adult survivors of childhood trauma.
Blue Knot community events will be held across the country from October 29-November 4.
There are three ways to get involved:
■ Share the ‘real lives, real change’ campaign by downloading Blue Knot Day social media images and sharing with the hashtag #unitebkd.
■ Hold an event in your community, which could include workplace morning teas, community barbecues, trivia nights, fun runs and faith-based events, and register the even on the Blue Knot Day webiste.
■ Purchase a Blue Knot bracelet or pin to wear on the day or sell the pins at your event or share with your family and friends.
■ For more information or to register an event, visit blueknot.org.au.