Terms of Use

In these terms and conditions, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” are a reference to the Mental Health Professionals’ Network Ltd ABN 67 131 543 229 (MHPN).

This website is owned by MHPN and is designed to assist mental health professionals to participate in MHPN activities and share information.

These terms and conditions apply to the use of this Website.

By using this Website you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions you must not use this Website nor participate in MHPN activities.

Amendments to terms and conditions

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove parts of these terms and conditions from time to time. Any amendments will be updated on the Terms of Use page on this Website. Your continued use of the Website will represent an agreement by you to be bound by the terms and conditions as amended.

Website user obligations

  • You acknowledge that any information or material submitted by you to or through the Website will be treated by us and other persons as, non-confidential and non-proprietary and we and other persons, acting lawfully, may use such material without restriction within the bounds of our Privacy and Data Use Policies and Procedures.
  • You must not adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, transmit, print, display, publish or create derivative works from any downloaded material from the Website without permission and without crediting the author of the work. In addition, you must not commercialise any information, products or services from the downloaded material without the permission of the owner of that material.
  • If you download any material from the Website you acknowledge that we are not liable to you for any loss or damage, however caused, arising from the downloading or subsequent use of the downloaded material.

In addition to the above, the following relate to your MHPN Account:

  • You agree not to post or transmit any material or information which is ‘personal information’ or ‘sensitive information’ as those terms are defined in the Privacy Act 2001 (Commonwealth or which could otherwise identify a third party), without that party’s consent.
  • You agree not to post or transmit any material or information which is misleading or deceptive, offensive, defamatory, obscene, unlawful, vulgar, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing or ethnically objectionable.
  • You agree not to impersonate any other person.
  • You agree not to post or transmit any unsolicited advertising or promotional materials; without the express permission of MHPN via email: contactus@mhpn.org.au
  • Any material which you post via your MHPN Account may be removed by us without notice at any time.
  • You will not post any material that contains viruses or other computer codes, files or programs which are designed to limit or destroy the functionality of other computer software or hardware.

Information service

All information provided by us pursuant to these terms and conditions is provided in good faith. You accept that any information provided by us is general information and is not in the nature of advice. We derive our information from sources which we believe to be accurate and up to date as at the date of publication.

We nevertheless reserve the right to update this information at any time. In addition, we do not make any representations or warranties that the information we provide is reliable, accurate or complete or that your access to that information will be uninterrupted, timely or secure.

We are not liable for any loss resulting from any action taken or reliance made by you on any information or material posted by us.

You should make your own inquiries and judgment and seek independent advice from relevant industry professionals before acting or relying on any information or material which is made available to you pursuant to our information service.

You agree to use our information service provided to you or information provided by another person for lawful purposes only.


We do not accept any responsibility or liability for any information or material which you submit to the discussion forum, nor do we accept any liability or responsibility for any use or misuse which you or any other person makes of information provided on the Website.

We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy or content of any material posted on this Website.

We do not warrant that we or another person will respond to questions or comments submitted by you via the Website.

We do not warrant that any material you submit to the Website will be protected against loss, misuse or alteration by third parties. We do not warrant that we will post your information or material on the Website. If we elect in our sole discretion to post your information or material on the Website, we do not warrant that the material or information you submit will be posted within a certain time frame.

We do not accept responsibility for any loss or damage, however caused (including through negligence), which you may directly or indirectly suffer in connection with your use of this Website or any linked Website, nor do we accept any responsibility for any such loss arising out of your use of or reliance on information contained on or accessed through this Website.

Where legislation implies any condition or warranty, and that legislation prohibits us from excluding or modifying the application of, or our liability under, any such condition or warranty, that condition or warranty will be deemed included but our liability will be limited for a breach of that condition or warranty to one or more of the following:

(a) if the breach relates to goods, (i) the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods, (ii) the repair of such goods, (iii) the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods or (iv) the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired; and (b) if the breach relates to services, (i) the supplying of the services again or (ii) the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

Specific warnings

You must ensure that your access to this Website is not illegal or prohibited by laws which apply to you.

You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing this Website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system.

For the removal of doubt, we do not accept responsibility for any interference or damage to your own computer system which arises in connection with your use of this Website or any linked Website.

We do not accept liability for any losses arising directly or indirectly from a failure to provide the discussion forum facility, corruption to or loss of data, errors or interruptions, any suspension or discontinuance of the service, any transmissions by other persons in contravention of the persons’ obligations as set out in these terms and conditions or any content transmitted by a non-person.


Copyright in this Website (including text, graphics, logos, icons, sound and video recordings, and software) is owned or licensed by us. Other than for the purposes of, and subject to the conditions prescribed under the Copyright Act 1968 (Commonwealth and similar legislation which applies in your location, and except as expressly authorised by these terms and conditions, you may not in any form or by any means:

  • adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of this Website; or
  • commercialise any information, products or services obtained from any part of this Website, without our written permission.

Trade marks

Except where otherwise specified, any word or device to which is attached the ™ or ® symbol is a registered trade mark.

If you use any of our trade marks in reference to our activities, products or services, you must include a statement attributing that trade mark to us. You must not use any of our trademarks:

  • in or as the whole or part of your own trade marks;
  • in connection with activities, products or services which are not ours;
  • in a manner which may be confusing, misleading or deceptive; or;
  • in a manner that disparages us or our information, products or services (including this Website).

Restricted use

Unless we agree otherwise in writing, you are provided with access to this Website only for your personal use. You must not use any material on this Website on any other web site or networked computer environment.

You are authorised to print a copy of any information contained on this Website for your personal use, unless such printing is expressly prohibited. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not, without our written permission:

  • use any material on this Website on any other website or networked computer environment; or
  • on-sell information obtained from this Website.

Linked websites

This Website may contain links to other websites (“linked websites”). Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained.

We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices associated with linked websites. Our links with other websites should not be construed as an endorsement, approval or recommendation by us of the owners or operators of those linked web sites, or of any information, graphics, materials, products or services referred to or contained on those linked web sites, unless and to the extent stipulated to the contrary.

Privacy policy

We undertake to comply with the terms of our privacy policy which forms part of these terms and conditions.


We use “cookies” which enable us to monitor traffic patterns and to serve you more efficiently if you revisit the site. A cookie does not identify you personally but it does identify your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and this will provide you with an opportunity to either accept or reject it in each instance.

Security of information

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Whilst we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you transmit to us. Accordingly, any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk. Nevertheless, once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable steps to preserve the security of such information.

Termination of access

Access to this Website may be terminated at any time by us without notice. Our disclaimer will nevertheless survive any such termination.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws in force in Commonwealth of Australia. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria.


We accept no liability for any failure to comply with these terms and conditions where such failure is due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control. If we waive any rights available to us under these terms and conditions on one occasion, this does not mean that those rights will automatically be waived on any other occasion. If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions shall nevertheless continue in full force.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.