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Daisydreamer
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Topic Tuesday // Trauma and Recovery// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 8:00-9:00PM AEDT

Hello to our wonderful Lived Experience forum members and readers 👋

 

This month we are excited to welcome the President of the Blue Knot Foundation, Cathy Kezelman, as our special guest for Topic Tuesday Live Chat Event on the topic of Trauma. Blue Knot are national leaders in supporting and empowering people who are recovering and healing after complex trauma.  

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Topic Tuesday will look a bit different this month as we are hosting two discussions back-to-back on the forums with the Blue Knot Foundation.

 

How will it work?

   🔹 From 7:00-8:00pm AEDT, we will start the discussion in the Friends, Family and Carers forum talking on the topic of Understanding Trauma and Supporting Loved Ones (use this link to join the discussion!).

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From 8:00-9:00pm AEDT the conversation will continue here in the Lived Experience Forum talking about Trauma and Recovery.

 

Trauma and Recovery

Recovery and healing after complex trauma is a personal journey and looks different for each person. The SANE forums community holds a space where many stories of trauma and recovery are shared, including the journeys of  each person who is coping with the impact of trauma.  This discussion will focus on the impact of trauma for survivors, recovery after trauma, finding trauma informed support services. 

 

Earlier this month we put out a call for questions on the topic of trauma contributing to the planning of this event. We want to extend a huge thank you to the many members who posted questions for this live event-  we have done our best to combine key themes and questions! 💙

 

Please join us here on Tuesday the 23rd of February 2021 from 8:00pm-9:00pm AEDT to follow this conversation. 

Want to receive a reminder on the night? Hit the 'Support' button below.

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I'm new here - what is this?

The event runs from 7:00 - 8.00pm AEDT on the 23rd of February in the Friends, Family and Carers forum, and then continues here in the Lived Experience Forum from 8:00 - 9:00pm AEDT. You are welcome to join for one or both of these discussions. Each month we focus on a different topic with the session facilitated by a Community Manager or Moderator, and joined by a Peer Support Worker. 

The first post of the thread (this one) will give you an idea of what the topic is and what will be covered.

 

How do I get involved?

Our text-based event takes place right here! As it is text-based, no software is needed. During the session, to keep up with the latest posts hit the 'refresh' button on your browser for the newest comments (it doesn't automatically update). Keep an eye out for page numbers at the top & bottom of the page, and jump to the highest page number for the most recent post. We recommend using a desktop computer or laptop for the event for overall ease of use Smiley Very Happy.

 

Throughout the session, the facilitator will post questions for the guest to answer, and you can provide your answer too. Usually the questions will ask for your own experience on the topic. To contribute to the event, just hit the 'reply' button and share your thoughts. No answers are right or wrong, and everyone is welcome to get involved! 

 

What time does this event start in my timezone?

  • AEDT - 8:00pm
  • AEST - 7:00pm
  • ACDT - 7:30pm
  • ACST - 6:30pm
  • WST - 5:00pm

If you have any questions about how to use the Forums, check out our Guides

 

Topic Tuesday discussions can cover some heavy topics. If you are feeling distress during this live discussion, there are support options available to you. You can start a new discussion on the forums and talk to other members, contact the SANE Help Centre on 1800 18 7263, or find crisis support options here.

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Trauma and Recovery// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 8:00-9:00PM AEDT

Tagging some members who might be interested in this discussion next Tuesday and have either posted or liked the question brainstorm thread for this live event 💜@TideisTurning @greenpea @Powderfinger @destructive @Corny @TheVorticon @chibam @NatureLover @Gwynn @florenceforty @Zoe7 @BabyDragon @BlueBay @Emelia8 @Schitzo @frog @Bow @girasole @Scully @BPDSurvivor @Shaz51 

 

Again, you are welcome to support either of these posts to be tagged before the event starts at 8:00pm AEDT on the 23rd of February😊

Re: Topic Tuesday // Trauma and Recovery// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 8:00-9:00PM AEDT

@Daisydreamer , am I in the right place for tonight's Topic Tuesday?

Re: Topic Tuesday // Trauma and Recovery// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 8:00-9:00PM AEDT

Sure are

 

Re: Topic Tuesday // Trauma and Recovery// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 8:00-9:00PM AEDT

Hello everyone and welcome back @CathyBlueKnot and @girasole

 

For those that are joining us for the first time tonight, we have been speaking on the Friends, Family and Carers Forum about supporting a loved one who may be experiencing complex trauma. We covered questions including:

  • What is trauma?
  • What are the impacts of trauma?
  • How do survivors cope with the impact of trauma?
  • How is memory impacted by trauma? 
  • How can we support loved ones when they self disclose?
  • What support is available for friends and family?
  • Top tips for supporting a loved one

For the next hour we will be shifting the discussion to focus on recovery and trauma. 

 

I will re-introduce Cathy, our special guest, for those who might be joining us for the first time tonight:

"I’d like to thank you for the invitation to join your community tonight. My name’s Cathy Kezelman and I’m President of Blue Knot Foundation. We’re a national organization that works to empower people to recover from what we call complex trauma. Complex trauma is repeated usually interpersonal trauma (between people) such as violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation that occurs as a child, young person or adult or any different ages." - @Cathyblueknot Blue Knot Foundation Logo.jpg

 

We have packed lots of questions from the community into this live event, and the discussion may move quickly. We are also joined tonight by @Girasole, one of our Peer Support Workers here on the forums! You will see @Girasole offering support to members posting to this event, answering some of the questions themselves.

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New to the forums or want to get involved in this discussion? You can sign up to the SANE forums and join in this conversation by replying to the posts below. If you get stuck, you can tag myself or @girasole for help with responding to the discussion.

 

A quick note for those who are reading along, to keep up with the conversation, make sure to continue to refresh the page to see new posts and comments. The refresh button will look something like this:

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This Topic Tuesday will discuss complex trauma, and other themes that may be triggering. If you are feeling distress during this live discussion, there are support options available to you. You can contact the SANE Help Centre on 1800 18 7263, or find crisis support options here.

Tagging all members who supported this thread or posted a question: @Smith1  @Hycat27  @Adge  @Beanpole @Lillibet  @DaisyMay  @Emelia8  @chibam  @Shaz51  @Claude @Longingtobelong  @Smores  @happyboy @Snowie  @girasole @Bow  @Schitzo  @frog  @BPDSurvivor  @BabyDragon  @Rosie93  @TideisTurning  @greenpea  @Powderfinger  @destructive @Corny  @TheVorticon  @NatureLover @florenceforty  @Zoe7 @BlueBay  @Gwynn  @Scully  @Myboy @Last-Lament @eth @Appleblossom @Candydipper1 @EOR @Mazarita @Tortoiseshell @WIP @UTLAU @Malinka @happygirl 

Re: Topic Tuesday // Trauma and Recovery// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 8:00-9:00PM AEDT

Found it. Thank you.

Last Lament

Re: Topic Tuesday // Trauma and Recovery// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 8:00-9:00PM AEDT

Re: Topic Tuesday // Trauma and Recovery// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 8:00-9:00PM AEDT

Welcome @BPDSurvivor, @happygirl @Last-Lament!

We will be continuing the conversation here with another 6 questions about Trauma and Recovery

Re: Topic Tuesday // Trauma and Recovery// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 8:00-9:00PM AEDT

Welcome @Candydipper1 Smiley Happy

Re: Topic Tuesday // Trauma and Recovery// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 8:00-9:00PM AEDT

hello @Daisydreamer Smiley Happy

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