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Terms and Conditions


Acknowledgement and acceptance of Terms of Use

These Terms of Use govern your use of the HeadCoach for Physicians program including access to the program via your computer or mobile phone. Access to and use of the Program is subject to your acceptance of these Terms of Use.

By accessing HeadCoach for Physicians you accept and consent to, without limitation or qualification, all of the Terms of Use. Before using HeadCoach please review these Terms of Use carefully.

The Black Dog Institute and University of New South Wales (UNSW reserve the right to amend these Terms of Use without notice to you at any time, however, we will post the amended Terms of Use onto the website.

You will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to the revised Terms of Use if you continue to use any section of the site after notice of the revised Terms of Use has been placed on the site.


About HeadCoach for Physicians

HeadCoach for Physicians is an evidence based online training program produced in Australia by researchers in the Workplace Mental Health Team at The Black Dog Institute and University of New South Wales (UNSW). It is part of the Prevention Hub – Australia’s first integrated research translation initiative for preventing anxiety and depression. Co-led by the Black Dog Institute and Everymind, The Prevention Hub focuses on implementing and evaluating preventive strategies for anxiety and depression in a wide range of settings to achieve the greatest possible impact and reach. The HeadCoach program uses an online mode of delivery to help people in leadership positions better recognise and understand mental health in the workplace, and highlight what managers and supervisors can do to help keep their workers as healthy and productive as possible.

HeadCoach for Physicians would like to thank and acknowledge The Loom, the RACP, as well as the IT Department and Education Team at the Black Dog Institute.


Who is HeadCoach for Physiciansfor?

HeadCoach for Physicians is a workplace mental health training program specifically for RACP Physicians who are supervising Physician Trainees. It is made up of 3 topics. Each of these topics will have a set of 10-minute modules to work through. Completion of the program can occur in one go or spread out over a few days, or a few weeks. This freedom and flexibility has been incorporated in the design so learning pace is matched to individual styles and to ensure supervisors can fit Head Coach for Physicians into their busy schedules.


Terms and conditions

The information provided throughout HeadCoach for Physicians is intended for information and educational purposes only. This site is not designed to diagnose or treat mental health disorders. The diagnosis and treatment of such disorders requires a qualified mental health professional. None of the information on this website is a substitute for a diagnosis and treatment by an appropriate health professional.

It is not yet known if HeadCoach for Physicians is an effective program for improving mental health problems among Physician trainees and the Black Dog Institute and UNSW and its staff make no claims as to its effectiveness.

Persons under age 16 with mental health concerns are advised to talk with their parents or other responsible adults about getting help for mental health issues from a qualified person.

The scales used on the site are also intended solely to provide information. Individuals who feel depressed, anxious, or are using alcohol or other substances at hazardous/harmful levels are advised to talk to a health professional.

To the full extent permitted by law, Black Dog Institute, UNSW,  its staff, agents, contractors and students shall have no liability for claims by, or loss, injury, cost, expense or damages of any kind whatsoever to, a user of this website or any other person however arising in connection with the website or any decision or action taken in reliance on the information contained on this website. Excluded damages include, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages.

The information and materials on HeadCoach for Physicians website unless otherwise stated, are copyrighted by the Black Dog Institute and UNSW. Please use the materials for your own use. If you want to use the materials for other activities or you want to reproduce these materials, you will need to contact us for permission. The graphics, design and format of HeadCoach for Physicians are the property of the Black Dog Institute and UNSW, and  may not be reproduced or distributed without permission.

Any link to internet websites operated by third parties or references to information materials developed by third parties are not controlled by us and we are not responsible for their content. We provide these links and resources to you as a convenience only, and we do not necessarily endorse them.

Your use of this website constitutes your agreement to the provisions of these Terms of Use.


Help and support

If you feel you need urgent help, you can get details of 24-hour support and services here:

  • beyondblue: 1300 224 636
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Australasian Doctor’s Health Network: www.adhn.org.au

Please note that the information provided above is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, so please see a qualified health provider if you have any health concerns


External links

Any link to internet websites operated by third parties or references to information materials developed by third parties are not controlled by us and we are not responsible for their content. We provide these links and resources to you as a convenience only, and we do not necessarily endorse them.


Complaints, technical help and technical fault reporting

Feedback and comments about HeadCoach for Physicians should be directed to wmh@unsw.edu.au

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