Code of Conduct

SCIA Online Community

Code of Conduct

Our Community

Who we are

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia’s (SCIA) Online Community is a positive and supportive environment for people with a spinal cord injury, as well as other physical disabilities, and their friends and carers.


Our Code of Conduct

Please read the information below before posting on our forums.

We are open to any topics, as long as everyone remains respectful and relevant to the conversation.

Please be aware that any advice or information given in these forums by our forum moderators and participants shouldn’t be considered as professional medical advice. However, our moderators are people with lived experience of spinal cord injury and provide individual non-clinical support.

Feel safe

We want our participants to be able to talk openly and honestly. Please remember that these forums are public. Do not post personal information that you would not be comfortable sharing with a stranger.

If you choose to share personal information, it will be at your discretion. SCIA does not take responsibility for actions taken outside of our community forum.


SCIA Forum has a team of moderators who can intervene when the Code of Conduct is breached.

If any material posted raises concerns with safety to yourself or others, you can report this and our moderators will handle your concerns or email us at

We may edit or choose to not publish any post, avatar or display name that involves hostile or intimidating content such as:

  • Offensive language
  • Racism
  • Ageism
  • Sexual harassment
  • Gender harassment
  • Defamatory remarks
  • Sexually explicit or offensive imagery
  • If you have breached the guidelines be aware that the SCIA Forum will immediately remove your account and ban you from any future posting.

    Look after yourself

    Having a disability may affect you emotionally. Although we provide support to our community, we are unable to provide crisis support. If you are experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about self-harm, we encourage you to contact the following services:

  • Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
  • MensLine Australia: 1300 789 978
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
  • Black Dog Institute: (02) 9382 4530
  • Emergency Services: 000
  • Privacy

    SCIA has developed a Privacy Policy to protect your privacy. The Policy is available in hard copy on request, or may be downloaded using the link below, and contains detailed information about SCIA’s responsibilities, your rights, and the information that may be collected and held by SCIA and how it would be used.

    You may be contacted by SCIA’s Community Forum for online community news and updates. If you would like to be removed from this list, please email


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