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

Nicky Michaels made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of Leeds

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Dear University of Leeds,

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 in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 academic years. There are three specific questions, none of which should present difficulties for you to respond to. You will find that I have issued an FOI request of your institution (and other UK HEIs) in respect of previous years. I am delighted to say that a very high proportion of HEIs have complied with these resulting in valuable cross-sector insights. The current FOI constitutes a follow-up and continued evaluation of ongoing trends.

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 – ideally an excel document - 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 – ideally an excel document - 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.

Yours faithfully,

Nicky Michaels

Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Nicky

I can confirm receipt of the request below, dated6 June 2019. 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.  As such, you should expect to hear from the University in response by 4 July 2019, if, in the meantime, you have any queries about the request, please don’t hesitate to contact me.   

Kind regards

Tracey Crombie
PA to the Legal Adviser
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel:  0113 343 4078 (NB 8am-4pm)
Fax:  0113 343 3925

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Tracey Crombie,

2 Atodiad

Dear Nicky

 

Further to your FOI request, please see below/attached:-

 

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 – ideally an excel document
- showing figures separately for each academic year (e.g. 2016/17,
2017/18) See first attachment.

 

QUESTION TWO: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

During the last two full academic years (please present in a table –
ideally an excel document - 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)?

See second attachment

 

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):- We do not hold this level of detail

 

 

I hope this is helpful in resolving your query. If you have any questions
about this email, however, please don't hesitate to contact me.

 

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Best wishes,

 

 

Tracey Crombie

PA to the Legal Adviser

University of Leeds

LS2 9JT

Tel:  0113 343 4078 (NB 8am-4pm)

Fax:  0113 343 3925

 

This communication is intended solely for the addressee, is strictly
confidential and may also be legally privileged.  If you are not the
addressee please do not read, print, re-transmit, store or act in reliance
on it or any attachments.  Instead, please contact Tracey Crombie on the
above telephone number.

 

Any liability (in negligence or otherwise) arising from any third party
acting, or refraining from acting, on any information contained in this
email is excluded.

 

It is the responsibility of the receiver of this email to ensure that any
onward transmission or use of this email (including attachments) will not
adversely affect their systems or data contained on their systems. 
Receivers are advised to carry out virus checks.  The University of Leeds
accepts no responsibility with regard to the communication or other use of
this email.

 

 

 

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