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

Nicky Michaels made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of Derby

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Dear University of Derby,

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

UOD - FOI, University of Derby

4 Atodiad

Dear Nicky,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 request FOI/1846 

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 06/06/19.   
                         

 

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by
the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being
exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

 

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me or
alternatively email the Freedom of Information Team at [1][University of Derby request email].

 

Kind Regards

 

 

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UOD - FOI, University of Derby

4 Atodiad

Dear Nicky,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 request FOI/1846

Thank you for your recent request for information.

Your request and our responses:

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.

 

Counselling and Mental Health Services Gender
The total number of staff that accessed University Male/Female/Non-binary
Counselling and Mental Health Services %
1^st August 2016 to 31^st July 2017 407 Female 70.8%
Male 28.5%
Unspecified 0.7%
1^st August 2017 to 31^st July 2018 352 Female 76.9%
Male 23.1%

 

Q1 parts A & B – We do not categorise between academic / professional
staff for this service.

 

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”.

 

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH Gender
Male/Female/Non-binary
Total number of staff members referred to %
Occupational Health (please highlight by year,
whether these were self-referrals, management
referrals, or referrals falling into different
categories)?
1^st August 2016 to Management Referrals – 111 N/A
31^st July 2017 Reviews – 24
TOTAL – 135
1^st August 2017 to Management Referrals – 115 N/A
31^st July 2018
Reviews – 15

TOTAL – 130

 

Gender: We do not hold this information.

 

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.

 

Changed EAP provider in April 2015 – Health Assured.

[1]https://www.healthassured.org/?utm_sourc...

 

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.

 

The information that we provide in response to the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 requests are subject to copyright protection. The
copyright is owned by either the University or a third party. Simply
because the information is available under the legislation does not mean
the University or the third party has waived its copyright.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request you should
write to:

Mr J Eaglesfield
IT Services
University of Derby
Kedleston Road
Derby
DE22 1GB

 

Please quote your FOI reference no. and ask that your request be
reviewed under the University’s internal appeals procedure.

 

If after the appeal process you are still dissatisfied, you can complain
to the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 01625 545700 [2]www.informationcommissioner.org.uk

 

Kind Regards

 

+---------------------------------+
|Keira Shetliffe | |
|Information | |
|Governance Assistant | |
|Corporate Information| |
|Governance and | |
|Assurance | |
|  | |
|T: 01332 59 2151 | |
|E: [3][University of Derby request email]| |
|  | |
|University of Derby, | |
|Kedleston Road, | |
|Derby |  |
|DE22 1GB |[5]Tef Gold|
|[4]University of |[6]Gradiuan|
|Derby |top 30 |
+---------------------------------+

 

We are all responsible for protecting personal data held by this
University and who we share that data with. Stop and think before you send
your email. For further guidance visit -
[7]https://www.derby.ac.uk/its/datagov/

 

 

Sensitivity: Internal

The University of Derby has a published policy regarding email and
reserves the right to monitor email traffic.
If you believe this was sent to you in error, please reply to the sender
and let them know.

Key University contacts: http://www.derby.ac.uk/its/contacts/

References

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5. https://www.derby.ac.uk/about/tef/
6. https://www.derby.ac.uk/
7. https://www.derby.ac.uk/its/datagov/