Mental health services available to students

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In 2016-2017, how many students accessed mental welfare counselling services and how long did it take for them to access these services after raising an issue? Are there any reports or statistics that indicate how effective the counselling services have been for students struggling with their mental health?
Yours faithfully,
Alisa Wylie

Freedom of Information Act, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Dear Alisa

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Division of Governance and Quality Enhancement
Queen Margaret University
Musselburgh
East Lothian, EH21 6UU

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Freedom of Information Act, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Dear Alisa,

 

I refer to your request for information received on 19 May 2018, which is
being managed under the provisions of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002.

 

1.    In 2016-2017, how many students accessed mental welfare counselling
services?

 

The University does not hold figures specifically for mental health
counselling, but 194 students accessed the University’s Counselling
Services in 2016-17.

 

2.    How long did it take for them to access these services after raising
an issue?

 

On average, it took 4.5 days.

 

3.    Are there any reports or statistics that indicate how effective the
counselling services have been for students struggling with their mental
health?

 

No.

 

If you have any queries or concerns please contact:

 

FOI

Queen Margaret University

Queen Margaret University Drive

Musselburgh

East Lothian EH21 6UU

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Best wishes,

 

Fraser Rudge

 

Policy Adviser (Governance and Compliance)

Division of Governance and Quality Enhancement

Queen Margaret University

Musselburgh

East Lothian, EH21 6UU

 

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