Student Suicide

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Dear University of Glasgow,

Please provide me with information on the following:
1. For each of the past five academic years (2004-05 to 2008-09), how many University of Glasgow students have committed suicide while a student at the university?
2. Please provide a breakdown by gender for each year.
3. What suicide-prevention strategies does the University currently have in place?
4. How many students have approached the university's student support services (for each of the past five academic years 2004-05 to 2008-09) for support to deal with each of the following issues:
4.1 Self-harm
4.2 Eating disorders
4.3 Stress, anxiety or depression
4.4 Drug or alcohol issues
4.5 Mental health issues not included in categories 4.1-4.4?
Please provide a breakdown by gender for each category for each year.

Thank you for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Archibald

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Archibald,

Further to your Freedom of Information request dated 18 April 2010 timed
18:34 hours. Please find letter of acknowledgement attached.

You will find that the University's acknowledgement of your information
request is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this
email.

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Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Archibald,

Further to your Freedom of Information request dated 18 April 2010 timed
18:34 hours. Please find request for clarification letter attached.

You will find that the University's request for clarification to your
information request is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s)
attached to this email.

The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution because it
preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with
fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can download
a free program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer
by clicking on to the following URL:

http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/...

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

Dear FOI Office,

Thank you for your reply, requesting clarification of points 4.1-4.5.

For each of the categories 4.1-4.4, please provide your best assessment of the figures based on either the students’ presentation of the issue, or the support services’ assessment of the issue(s), or a combination of the two (I am not looking to have the figures restricted to those situations where there has been a clinical diagnosis by a medical doctor).

For category 4.5, what I am looking for is information about numbers of students coming to the attention of the university who have indicated that they need someone to talk to regarding their personal, emotional or mental health issues in the broadest sense (this could include students looking for support to deal with relationship difficulties, loss, and other issues). (I am not looking to have the figures restricted to those situations where there has been a clinical diagnosis by a medical doctor).

Yours sincerely,

Ben Archibald

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Archibald,

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 18 April 2010 timed 18:34
and subsequently clarified on 25 April 2010 timed 19:28 hours.

You will find that the University's response to your information request
is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this email.

The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution because it
preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with
fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can download
a free program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer
by clicking on to the following URL:

http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/...

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401