—        The IRIS website has been developed to provide users of the Personal Disorder  Service a safe environment in which to give and receive support and encouragement to enhance their recovery process.

—        The IRIS website is not a crisis service and therefore we would recommend that if you are feeling suicidal or likely to self harm that you contact the local crisis services who are waiting to help.

—        The IRIS website may not be used for the transmitting, retrieving or storing of any communications or images, which are:

—        Harassing - harassment is unwanted conduct (including insults and ‘jokes’) which relates to gender, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or other similar issues.  You are expected to not be offensive, hurtful, or discriminatory and not to disclose your identity, or encourage others to disclose their identity whilst on line.

—        Behaviour – users are prohibited from making any comment/entry which poses a risk to clinical well being of others.  Whether the content of any entry made poses a risk to other IRIS website users will be at the discretion of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

—        Defamatory – defamation is the publication of material, which adversely affects the reputation of a person or company.

—        Copyright - copyright means that the owner of such material has the exclusive right to determine how that material might be copied and used. Copyright material may not be transmitted if the owner’s permission has not been obtained.

—        Pornographic - pornographic means any material of a sexual nature. As there can be no possible legitimate business use for accessing or transmitting sexually explicit materials at work, the question of whether or not such material constitutes pornography is not relevant to the use of The IRIS website and all such material is prohibited.

—        Use of the IRIS website to deliberately propagate computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses or trap door programs is prohibited.       


  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will monitor and control the use of the IRIS website, which enables it to view all usage of The IRIS website. This includes, but is not limited to, user details, posts made, pages accessed, files downloaded, graphic images viewed.   Users should not expect the use of or the contents of the IRIS website to be private although the identity of users will not be available to other users. All usage will be monitored as required to ensure that users are complying with the requirements of this policy and that no misuse is taking place.

Removal of Use

—        As a user of the IRIS website you have a responsibility to comply with all the above Terms and Conditions and to be aware that if something appears on the site that is in breach of the Terms and Conditions and might cause offence:

—        it will be removed with every expediency; and

—        Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust retains the right, in its sole discretion, to remove a users access to the IRIS website with immediate effect.