Staff Counselling Services and Occupational Health Referrals (2016/17 and 2017/18)

Nicky Michaels made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Birmingham City University

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Dear Birmingham City University,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would be grateful if you could provide the following information relating to Counselling and Mental Health services and Occupational Health referrals in respect of those employed by your University. You will find that I have issued FOI request of your institution in respect of previous years, for which I am grateful for your response. The current FOI constitutes a follow-up.

QUESTION ONE: COUNSELLING AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
The total number of staff that accessed University counselling and mental health services in 2016/17 and 2017/18. Please present in a table showing figures separately for each academic year (e.g. 2016/17, 2017/18) or by each calendar year, where data is collected in this way - according to the following categories:-

a) How many were academic staff?
b) How many were professional services staff?
c) How many were male?*
d) How many were female?*

*Please note that some institutions now collect non-binary gender information. Where your institution collects information in this way, please provide in that format. Where data relating to gender is not collected, please simply highlight “n/a”.

Where you, or an external provider (e.g. EAP/EAFP), also breaks down this information by category (e.g. anxiety, bereavement/loss, work-related etc.), please also provide a separate table with this information.

QUESTION TWO: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
During the last two full academic years (please present in a table showing figures for each academic year i.e. 2016/17 and 2017/18) or by each calendar year as appropriate, how many staff members were referred to Occupational Health (please highlight by year, whether these were self-referrals, management referrals, or referrals falling into different categories)?

Where the information is available (i.e. either collected by you or held for you by an EAP/EAFP), please separate into the following categories (for each year):-

a) How many were academic staff?
b) How many were professional services staff?
c) How many were male? *
d) How many were female?*

*Please note that some institutions now collect non-binary gender information. Where your institution collects information in this way, please provide in that format. Where data relating to gender is not collected, please simply highlight “n/a”.

QUESTION THREE: EAP/EAFP PROVIDER CHANGES
Please also indicate whether you have changed EAP/EAFP since 2015 and if so, in what year. If you are able to provide a link to the provider in question, or forward the EAP/EAFP reports from 2016/17 and/or 2017/18 so that I can see the reporting methodology that would be helpful.

FURTHER NOTES FOR CLARIFICATION
- If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using exemptions in the Data Protection Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.
- If you need any clarification then please do not hesitate to contact me. If some parts of this request are easier to answer than others, I would ask that you release the available data as soon as possible.
- Where some parts of the information requested cannot be presented in the format requested above, or has not been collected by the University (or where applicable, an external provider collecting and holding this information for the University), in a way that satisfies the FOI request, please exercise your duty under section 16 and highlight what information you are able to provide.
- Please note that this information is being collected as part of a follow-up pan-HEUK study of trends in Counselling Services and Occupational Health in respect of HEI staff.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you within the 20 working day statutory time period. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Nicky Michaels

Freedom of Information Act, Birmingham City University

Dear Nicky,

RE: INFORMATION REQUEST DATED 6th JUNE 2019
REF: FOI – 03177

Thank you for your request for information. This was received on 6th June 2019 and we are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will respond to the information request within 20 working days (i.e on or before 3rd July 2019). If we are unable to respond to the request or if the University does not hold the information or if there is a reason for it to be withheld, we will write to you with the reasons why.

If you have any queries or concerns about the process, please do not hesitate to contact us. Otherwise we will write to you on or before 3rd July 2019.

Thanks,

Information Management Team
Birmingham City University
Joseph Priestley Building / 3rd Floor
6 Cardigan Street
Birmingham
B4 7BD

T: 0121 300 5288
E: [Birmingham City University request email]

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Freedom of Information Act, Birmingham City University

Dear Nicky,

We are still processing your request and aim to get this information to you as soon as possible.

I will contact you tomorrow with an update.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards,

Information Management Team
Birmingham City University
Joseph Priestley Building / 3rd Floor
6 Cardigan Street
Birmingham
B4 7BD

T: 0121 300 5288
E: [Birmingham City University request email]

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Freedom of Information Act, Birmingham City University

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Dear Nicky,

RE: INFORMATION REQUEST DATED 6th JUNE 2019
REF: FOI – 03177

Further to your request received on 6th June, please see our response attached.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Requests for an internal review should be made to the Head of Legal and Compliance at [Birmingham City University request email] or by writing to: Head of Legal and Compliance, Birmingham City University, Joseph Priestley Building, Cardigan Street, B4 7BD.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Please see https://ico.org.uk/concerns/getting/ for details of their procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Thanks,

Information Management Team
Birmingham City University
Joseph Priestley Building / 3rd Floor
6 Cardigan Street
Birmingham
B4 7BD

T: 0121 300 5288
E: [Birmingham City University request email]

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