Site Terms and conditions


‘MMHSCT’ means Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, an NHS Trust which has its headquarters at Chorlton House, 70 Manchester Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9UN.

‘Website’ means any website under the ownership or control of MMHSCT from which a link has been created to these terms and conditions.

The ‘Material’ means all of the information, data, text, graphics, links or computer code published on, contained or available on the Website which is created and posted by MMHSCT or Verge Media acting on behalf of MMHSCT.

‘Terms and Conditions’ means these general provisions governing our provision and your use of this Website.

‘You’, ‘your’, and ‘yours’ mean the individual, firm, company or organisation accessing this Website.

‘We’, ‘us’, and ‘our’ mean Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust.


Applicable Terms and Conditions

The Website is owned by MMHSCT and any use made of this Website is subject to these Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to make changes to our Terms and Conditions. You will be subject to the Terms and Conditions in force at the time that you use the Website. If any provision in our Terms and Conditions is deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that provision will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provision.


Contacting us

If you are uncertain about anything in these Terms and Conditions please send an email to and we will respond to you as soon as possible.


Use of the Public Shared Areas of the Website

Anyone is entitled to view the public, shared areas of the Website and to use for their own purposes the information contained therein, provided:

  • it is used for information purposes only, for reproduction for personal use only and not for reproduction on any other website or for commercial gain;
  • all copyright, trade mark and other proprietary notices are kept on the Material;
  • any links created to the Website are notified to and approved by us before they are created;
  • no part of the Website is copied, stored in a retrieval system, modified, distributed, republished or transmitted in any form or by any means to any third party without our written permission.


Copyright, trade marks and database rights

  • Copyright in the Material is owned by MMHSCT.
  • The names and logos of MMHSCT, the Start2 Website and all related product and service names, designs and slogans are the trade names, service marks or trade marks of MMHSCT and may not be used without our prior consent.
  • You may not systematically extract or re-utilise parts of the Website without our prior consent. 
  • You may not create and/or publish your own website that features what we consider in our sole discretion to be substantial parts of this Website without our prior consent.


Target audience

The Website is intended for use by UK residents and only in relation to their activities within the UK.  We cannot guarantee that the Website or the information that it contains complies with or is appropriate for use in other countries.  If you are under 13 years old you must have permission from a parent or your guardian to use the Website, and a parent or your guardian must supervise your use of the Website and the activities that you do on it. If you are under 13 years old, you must let us know that your parent or guardian has given you permission to use the Website and has agreed to supervise your use of it by ticking the appropriate box on the Registration Page.


We cannot guarantee that the information accessible in the public, shared areas of the Website is accurate, complete or correct because we are not in control of material posted in the shared areas by visitors.  We have no liability whatsoever in respect of any use which you make of such information except in the case of personal injury or death caused by our negligence. Please refer to the Registration Terms and Conditions if you wish to set up a private, password-protected area on the Website (which shall be accessible only by you) or if you wish to post material for others to read and/or view in the public, shared areas.


Service Access

Whilst we try to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, we shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.  Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.
You should take steps to print out any work that you create of which you would like to keep copies as it is foreseeable that the Website may at some future point in time be discontinued. You will understand that your failure to keep copies of work that you have created may mean that you will lose creative work and/or other Content if and when the Website is discontinued.


Your use of the Website

You agree not to use the Website for any purpose that will break the law or in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trade marks, service marks or other intellectual property rights of MMHSCT or third parties. You also agree not to violate the privacy or other personal rights of others or use the Website in any defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful manner. You agree to put MMHSCT back in pocket for any losses it suffers, damages awarded or any costs that it incurs as a result of your use of the Website.


Third party websites

The Website contains links to websites operated by parties other than MMHSCT. Such links are provided for your convenience only. We do not control such websites, and are not responsible for their content. The inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. You are solely responsible for evaluating the accuracy and completeness of any information contained on the third party websites. MMHSCT is not responsible for any goods or services that you buy from any third party’s website which has a link to this Website.



  • Subject to the next bullet point below, we will be responsible for any losses you suffer as a result of us breaching these Terms and Conditions if the losses were reasonably foreseeable to both you and us when you commenced using the Website.
  • Subject to the last bullet point below, we will not be responsible for any business loss (including loss of profits, revenue, contracts, anticipated savings, data, goodwill or wasted expenditure) or any other indirect or consequential loss that is not reasonably foreseeable to both you and us when you commenced using the Website. 
  • We do not limit in any way our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence.


Privacy and Data Protection

Our Privacy Policy can be read in full here.



Whilst we make all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses from the Website we cannot guarantee at all times that this Website is virus-free. Therefore, we recommend that you take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information from the Website. You understand that it would be unreasonable for us to accept liability for damage caused to your computer and equipment by viruses downloaded from our Website and the internet more generally.



If you breach these Terms and Conditions and we take no action, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in any other situation where you breach these Terms and Conditions.


These Terms and Conditions and the use by you of the Website shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales. You agree, as do we, to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts for the purpose of any disputes between us that relate to these Terms and Conditions.

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