Terms of Use

The Feeling in Charge of Diabetes (FIDO) website has been developed for young people with diabetes who are interested in taking part in the Tools for Resilience project that is being conducted by the Black Dog Institute, Sydney Children’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital and Westmead Hospital.  The site consists of information about the project, some screening questions, a registration form for people who are eligible to take part, and the first study questionnaire.

Who is the FIDO website for?

The FIDO website is for people aged 16 to 25 (inclusive).  If you are under 16 or over 25 years of age, please do not use the website.

The FIDO website and Tools for resilience project are designed for people with Type 1 diabetes who are experiencing at least mild psychological distress. 

The FIDO website is not a substitute for clinical/medical treatment or advice.

If you have a serious mental health condition such that you are at risk of harming yourself or another person you should seek urgent medical advice from either your doctor, mental health care professional, Lifeline 13 11 14, an emergency department of a hospital or, if in immediate danger, call the emergency number '000'.

As the laws of other countries may differ from Australia, the program is designed to only be used by people who are resident and located in Australia. You must not use the website if you live in or are located overseas.

FIDO does not provide diagnoses or treatment.

The diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems requires a medical practitioner or qualified mental health professional.  People seeking a mental health diagnosis or treatment should consult a medical practitioner or mental health professional.  None of the information on this website is a substitute for a diagnosis and treatment by an appropriate health professional.

The screening tests and quizzes in FIDO are intended solely for the purpose of identifying symptoms of depression, anxiety and diabetes-related distress, and are not designed to provide a diagnosis.


To the full extent permitted by law, University of New South Wales and, as well as their 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.

Links to other websites

The FIDO website may contain links to internet websites operated by other parties. These linked sites are not controlled by us and we are not responsible for their content. We provide these links to you as a convenience only, and we do not necessarily endorse the linked website.

By accessing the Program you accept and consent to, without limitation or qualification, all of the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Before using the Program please review these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy carefully.