Counselling Services

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Dear University of Dundee,

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information Request.

Could you please send me information as to -

1. How many students have used the student councilling services between each of the four academic years of 2012-13 and 2015-2016?

2. Please send a breakdown by gender for each year.

3. Please send a breakdown by year of study for each year.

4. Please send statistics as to how many students have sought help through the university for the following issues between each of the four academic years of 2012-13 and 2015-2016? -
4.1 -Self-harm
4.2 Eating Disorders
4.3 Depression and anxiety disorders
4.4 Substance Abuse (drug/alcohol)
4.5 Other Mental Health Issues

5. If you have a record of how many students received student councilling in the calendar year 2016-2017 then please provide this information.

6. Please send a breakdown by gender for the calendar year 2016-2017 if this is available.

7. Please send a breakdown by year of study for the calendar year 2016-2017 if this is available.

8. Please send statistics as to how many students sought help through the university for the following issues between the calendar years 2016-2017.
8.1 -Self-harm
8.2 Eating Disorders
8.3 Depression and anxiety disorders
8.4 Substance Abuse (drug/alcohol)
8.5 Other Mental Health issues

9. Lastly, please tell me what suicide prevention strategy the university currently has in place, if any.

You may want to refer to the University of Aberdeen's response to my FOI request for a simple way to send the data. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c... Please note, questions 5-8 for the University of Aberdeen were slightly different.

Thank you for your time and help.

Yours faithfully,

Simone Kelly

FreedomOfInformation, University of Dundee

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Alan Bell

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University of Dundee

Dundee DD1 4HN

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FreedomOfInformation, University of Dundee

Dear Ms Kelly,

Thank you for your request for information from the University of Dundee. Colleagues provide answers to your questions below. Where information is not held, please treat this email as notice of that per S.17 of FOI(S)A.

Please note that I have replaced small numbers with ‘less than five’. This is our normal process when releasing data to reduce the risk of the inadvertent identification of individuals and the inappropriate release of personal data. As I am sure you will appreciate our rationale, I have omitted a full explanation per S.16 and S.38 of FoI(S)A from this email for brevity. However, please let me know if you would like that for your records.

1. How many students have used the student counselling services between each of the four academic years of 2012-13 and 2015-2016?
2. Please send a breakdown by gender for each year. M = Male F = Female

2012/13
M - 180
F- 415
Other - 0

2013/14
M - 194
F – 443
Other - <5

2014/15
M - 225
F - 485
Other - <5

2015/16
M - 199
F - 509
Other - <5

3. Please send a breakdown by year of study for each year.

Not recorded by Counselling Services.

4. Please send statistics as to how many students have sought help through the university for the following issues between each of the four academic years of 2012-13 and 2015-2016? -

4.1 Self Harm
2012/13 - 9
2013/14 - 6
2014/15 - 20
2015/16 - 15

4.2 Eating Disorders
2012/13 - 6
2013/14 - 10
2014/15 - 7
2015/16 - 7

4.3 Depression and Anxiety
2012/13 - 234
2013/14 - 259
2014/15 - 332
2015/16 - 319

4.4 Substance Abuse (addictions including gambling)
2012/13- 9
2013/14 - 7
2014/15 - <5
2015/16 - 6

4.5 Other Mental Health Issues
2012/13- 20
2013/14 - 21
2014/15 - 21
2015/16 - 18

5. If you have a record of how many students received student counselling in the calendar year 2016-2017 then please provide this information.
6. Please send a breakdown by gender for the calendar year 2016-2017 if this is available.

M- 235
F - 578
Other - 11

7. Please send a breakdown by year of study for the calendar year 2016-2017 if this is available.

Not recorded by Counselling Services.

8. Please send statistics as to how many students sought help through the university for the following issues between the calendar years 2016-2017.
8.1 Self-harm - 14
8.2 Eating Disorders - 7
8.3 Depression and anxiety disorders - 408
8.4 Substance Abuse - 5
8.5 Other Mental Health issues - 16

9. Lastly, please tell me what suicide prevention strategy the university currently has in place, if any.

The University’s Student Services take a number of preventative measures within the framework of the support they offer - https://www.dundee.ac.uk/student-services/.

A number of ASIST (Suicide First Aid) Courses and SafeTalk Sessions are held throughout the year for staff and students. A specific procedure is in place for staff and students in mental distress - https://www.dundee.ac.uk/media/dundeeweb....

The University provides the confidential Nightline listening and information service - https://dundeeuni.nightline.ac.uk/ - and directs people to other local services such as The Samaritans and Breathing Space.

The Live Smart information available online here - http://libguides.dundee.ac.uk/livesmart - should provide you with links to the range of support services offered.

I trust that this is helpful, but if I can be of further assistance please do let me know.

Kind regards,

Alan

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University of Dundee
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Dear University of Dundee,

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information Request.

Could you please send me information as to -

1. How many students have used the student councilling services between each of the four academic years of 2012-13 and 2015-2016?

2. Please send a breakdown by gender for each year.

3. Please send a breakdown by year of study for each year.

4. Please send statistics as to how many students have sought help through the university for the following issues between each of the four academic years of 2012-13 and 2015-2016? -
4.1 -Self-harm
4.2 Eating Disorders
4.3 Depression and anxiety disorders
4.4 Substance Abuse (drug/alcohol)
4.5 Other Mental Health Issues

5. If you have a record of how many students received student councilling in the calendar year 2016-2017 then please provide this information.

6. Please send a breakdown by gender for the calendar year 2016-2017 if this is available.

7. Please send a breakdown by year of study for the calendar year 2016-2017 if this is available.

8. Please send statistics as to how many students sought help through the university for the following issues between the calendar years 2016-2017.
8.1 -Self-harm
8.2 Eating Disorders
8.3 Depression and anxiety disorders
8.4 Substance Abuse (drug/alcohol)
8.5 Other Mental Health issues

9. Lastly, please tell me what suicide prevention strategy the university currently has in place, if any.

You may want to refer to the University of Aberdeen's response to my FOI request for a simple way to send the data. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c... Please note, questions 5-8 for the University of Aberdeen were slightly different.

Thank you for your time and help.

Yours faithfully,

Simone Kelly

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