Terms of Use

Please read the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”) carefully as they govern your use of this Website.  By accessing the Equally Well Website (“Website”), you agree to these Terms of Use.

Please note that the Website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should seek the advice of an appropriately qualified healthcare professional before making decisions about your own circumstances. You should not disregard professional medical advice, or delay seeking it, because of any information contained on this Website.

The Equally Well Website is administered on behalf of Equally Well and the National Mental Health Commission (“NMHC”), by Charles Sturt University.

Purpose of this Website

Equally Well is a national initiative that seeks to improve the physical health needs of people living with mental illness. The NMHC developed Equally Well in 2016 by bringing together existing work in the sector to form one national statement and an agreed set of essential elements and actions – the National Consensus Statement on improving the physical health and wellbeing of people living with mental illness – that recognise and respond to the health needs of people living with mental illness.

In order to continue momentum in the sector, the NMHC established the Equally Well Implementation Committee (“EWIC”) to implement and govern Equally Well. Membership encompasses private, public and community representation including lived experience. The NMHC is a member of EWIC.

The Website supports the Equally Well national initiative to improve the physical health outcomes of people who experience mental health and/or addiction issues by providing information and resources to members of the public, business and government.

Privacy

By agreeing to these Terms of Use, you also agree to our Privacy Statement (insert link) and Privacy Policy.

General disclaimer

To the extent permitted by law, we will in no way be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or damage, however caused (and whether direct, indirect, consequential or economic) which may be directly or indirectly suffered in connection with use of the Website or websites of other entities which are hyperlinked from this Website (“Linked Websites”).

This general disclaimer is not restricted or modified by any of the following specific warnings and disclaimers.

Specific warnings and disclaimers

The information contained on this Website is provided by us in good faith and on an ‘as is’ basis.  The information is believed to be accurate and current as at the date the information was placed on this Website. 

We make no representation or warranty as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this Website or that your use of this Website will be uninterrupted or error free. 

You should not act on the basis of anything contained on this Website without first obtaining professional advice specific to your circumstances. Information on the Website, including any self-assessment tools and surveys, is not intended to be a substitute for professional clinical advice. Diagnosis and treatment of a clinical condition can only be undertaken by a qualified health professional. Never disregard professional mental health or medical advice or delay in seeking treatment because of something you have seen on this Website. You must make your own assessment of the information contained on this Website and, if you choose to rely on it, it is wholly at your own risk. 

We are not liable to you or anyone else if interference with or damage to your computer systems occurs in connection with your use of this Website or a Linked Website.  You must take your own precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use from this Website is free of viruses or anything else (such as worms or trojan horses) that may interfere with or damage the operations of your computer systems.

We may, from time to time, change or add to this Website without notice. However, we do not undertake to keep this Website updated and we will not be liable to you or anyone else if errors occur in the information on this Website or if that information is not up-to-date. 

To the extent permitted by applicable law, all implied conditions, representations, warranties and other terms are excluded. You must ensure that your access to this Website is not illegal or prohibited by laws which apply to you or in your location

Copyright

Unless otherwise indicated, all material on this Website, including (but not limited to) text, graphics, audio and video files, information architecture and coding, is the NMHC’s copyright property or is used under licence. All rights are reserved. 

You are provided with access to this Website and may download, store in cache, display, print or copy a single copy of the information or material stored on this Website in its unaltered form and for your personal and non-commercial use only.

Except for those purposes, and for the purposes of and subject to the conditions prescribed under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and similar statutes that apply in your location, you may not, in any form or by any means:

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

If you wish to make any other use of the material on this Website, you must obtain our permission before doing so. To ask for permission or for further information, please contact us (insert hyperlink to contact us below).

Trade marks

All trade names, trademarks, service marks and other product and service names and logos (“Marks”) displayed on this Website are proprietary to their respective owners and are protected by applicable trade mark and copyright laws. These Marks may be our registered or unregistered Marks or may belong to others and are used on this Website with permission of the relevant owner.

Nothing contained on this Website should be construed as granting any licence or right of use of any Mark which is displayed on this Website without the express written permission of the relevant owner.

If you use any of our Marks to refer to our activities, products or services, you must include a statement attributing that Mark to us. You must not use any of our Marks: 

  • in or as the whole or part of your own 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).

Linked websites

This Website may contain links to Linked Websites. Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained. We have no control over or rights in any Linked Website that is not our own.

The inclusion of a Linked Website should not be construed as any endorsement, approval, recommendation or preference by us of the owners or operators of the Linked Website, or for any information, product or service referred to on the Linked Website.

Your use of any link to a Linked Website is entirely at your own risk and you will be bound by the terms and conditions (if any) posted on the Linked Website and not by these Terms of Use.

We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party social media or other service providers that you can access through this Website.

Accessibility Statement

Our website aims to meet the Australian Government’s web accessibility requirements, including:

  • the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) at level AA, and
  • The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) Disability Discrimination Act Advisory Notes

Equally Well is committed to providing accessible information and resources via the Website, so if you encounter any difficulties using this site, or would like to provide feedback, please contact us (insert hyperlink).

Your visit to our Website

We use cookies (small data files that are stored on your computer) to collect anonymous traffic data and to improve your Website user experience. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your web browser, but this may impact your ability to use the Website.

We may also collect and store information about your visit to the Website, including:

  • the name of the domain from which you accessed the internet;
  • the date and time you accessed the Website;
  • the internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the Website;
  • the pages you accessed while visiting the Website;
  • the type of device from which you accessed the Website; and
  • the location from which you accessed the Website.

All of the information we collect is aggregated and cannot be used to identify you individually. This information is used to measure visitor numbers and to assess how the Website was used in order to maintain its effectiveness.

We do not collect this information for any type of online advertising.

General

In these Terms of Use, “National Mental Health Commission” means National Mental Health Commission ABN 83 537 016 476 and “we” and “us” refer to the National Mental Health Commission, and “our” has a similar meaning.

“Website” means the whole or any part of the web pages located at www.equallywell.org.au and includes the layout, individual design elements, underlying code elements and any text, sounds, videos, graphics, animated elements or other content contained on this Website.

We may change these Terms of Use at any time without notice. Any amendment will be effective immediately. Your continued use of this Website after any amendment constitutes an agreement by you to comply with, and be bound by, the amended Terms of Use. Accordingly, you should access and read the Terms of Use from time to time for changes.

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws in force in New South Wales, Australia and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales, Australia and any courts which may hear appeals from those courts in respect of any proceedings in connection with these Terms of Use or this Website.

Contact details

If you have a question or complaint about any of the content published on this Website, please contact the Equally Well team here.