Terms of use

By using this website and e-learning program you agree to the following terms of use. These terms of use may be updated from time to time without notice. We recommend that you carefully read the information provided on every visit to the site.

Safety and Anger Statement

The content of this training material is about children and families affected by a parent's mental illness, and you may experience a range of emotions, including sadness or discomfort, as you view and hear from some of the children and parents. This can be experienced at a personal level on behalf of children and families in this situation generally, or on behalf of children and families you know. If the content triggers an emotional response that you are unable to deal with, it is important to get support (e.g. from your supervisor or colleagues). We ask that you take care of yourself throughout the training program, and if you need a break, please take one.

The dramatised families in this resource are fictional and the family members are portrayed by actors. However their situation and their circumstances are based on the real experiences of many families living with a parent with a mental illness.

Privacy and security

This site collects and uses a record of your visit and logs of information for statistical purposes. This may include the user's IP address, date and time of visit to the site, pages accessed and documents downloaded, previous website visited and type of browser used. This information is analysed to determine the site's usage statistics and improve this program. No attempt will be made to identify an individual user's browsing activities except where a law enforcement agency exercises a warrant enforcing us to do so.

This site collects and retains personal and demographic information required to register and access the learning material. This information will be used to supply a certificate of completion to users successfully completing assessment. It may also be used to notify you of updates and new learning material produced. These details are stored in a secure server location and will not be used for any other purpose. Outside of this use your personal information will not be disclosed to any other third party without your consent except where a law enforcement agency exercises a warrant enforcing us to do so.

You should note that there are inherent risks associated with transmission of information via the Internet. You should make your own assessment of the potential risks to the security of your information when making a decision as to whether or not you should utilise this site.

This site collects and records user responses to scenarios and learning material for reflective and assessment purposes. This material may be used for improvement and evaluation of this resource. Collated, de-identified material may be used for promotion, evaluation and publication of this resource. You will not be identified or acknowledged as the author of this material except where a law enforcement agency exercises a warrant enforcing us to do so.


Whilst the material in this e-learning program has been carefully prepared by the authors, it is not tailored to any particular client or patient's circumstances. It may be used as a guide but it is not a substitute for expert opinion in the making of any decisions in relation to clinical care. It is the intent of the authors to provide evidence-based best practice where this exists. Readers are encouraged to seek information and advice regarding local practices in their own institutions. The authors of the e-learning program do not make any express or implied representation or warranty in relation to the completeness, accuracy, suitability or currency of the information provided. The authors are not liable in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for any direct, indirect, special or consequential loss or damages in connection with this e-learning program, its use, its contents or any products or services referred to herein.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property in this site and the material included on this site is managed by and vested in the Australian Infant Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health Association Ltd (AICAFMHA). Apart from any use permitted by the Copyright Act 1968, visitors to this site are granted a licence to download, display, print and reproduce this material for private use or use within your organisation, for non-commercial purposes only.

No licence to publish, communicate, modify, commercialise or alter this material is granted. For reproduction or use of the copyright material beyond this limited licence, permission must be sought from AICAFMHA. That permission, if given, will be subject to conditions that will include a requirement that the copyright owner's name and interest in the material be acknowledged when the material is reproduced or quoted, either in whole or in part. No permission to reproduce or use copyright material, other than that expressly stated above, is to be implied by the availability of that material on this Site.

Trade marks used in this site are the property of their respective owners.

External links

This site contains links to a number of other web sites. These are included on the basis that they contain content related to mental health and/or child and family care and services and associated activities. These links to other sites are provided for information and assistance only and should not be construed as an endorsement or approval of that site.

When a user has clicked on a link to another website, they leave this site and this privacy and security statement does not apply to those websites.

Computing Malware

We do not represent or warrant that this website and any other information or material contained in, downloaded or accessible from this website, is free from computer malware (including but not limited to viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, adware) or any other defect or error which may affect your software or systems. You should protect your software and systems by installing and implementing your own security and system checks.

Withdrawal and Suspension of Access to Website

We may withdraw completely, or suspend for a period of time, this website, or access to it for any reason including, without limitation, where there is an interruption, fault, virus, unauthorised access or other malicious attack on our system or where maintenance or upgrading of the system is required.

Termination of Use

If, in our reasonable opinion, you breach any of these Terms of Use, we may suspend, terminate or limit your access to this website. If we do not act in relation to a breach by you of these Terms of Use, this does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.


The COPMI e-learning resource is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing under the COAG New Early Intervention Services for Parents, Children and Young People measure.

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