Counselling Services

Simone Kelly made this Freedom of Information request to University of the Highlands and Islands

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Dear University of the Highlands and Islands,

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information Request.

Could you please send me information as to -

1. How many students have used the student councilling services between each of the four academic years of 2012-13 and 2015-2016?

2. Please send a breakdown by gender for each year.

3. Please send a breakdown by year of study for each year.

4. Please send statistics as to how many students have sought help through the university for the following issues between each of the four academic years of 2012-13 and 2015-2016? -
4.1 -Self-harm
4.2 Eating Disorders
4.3 Depression and anxiety disorders
4.4 Substance Abuse (drug/alcohol)
4.5 Other Mental Health Issues

5. If you have a record of how many students received student councilling in the calendar year 2016-2017 then please provide this information.

6. Please send a breakdown by gender for the calendar year 2016-2017 if this is available.

7. Please send a breakdown by year of study for the calendar year 2016-2017 if this is available.

8. Please send statistics as to how many students sought help through the university for the following issues between the calendar years 2016-2017.
8.1 -Self-harm
8.2 Eating Disorders
8.3 Depression and anxiety disorders
8.4 Substance Abuse (drug/alcohol)
8.5 Other Mental Health issues

9. Lastly, please tell me what suicide prevention strategy the university currently has in place, if any.

You may want to refer to the University of Aberdeen's response to my FOI request for a simple way to send the data. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c... Please note, questions 5-8 for the University of Aberdeen were slightly different.

Thank you for your time and help.

Yours faithfully,

Simone Kelly

FOI, University of the Highlands and Islands

Dear Simone

RE: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

Thank you for your enquiry, which has been logged and passed to the relevant department within the University for processing. Please quote reference number FOI 022 should you need to contact the University regarding this request.

A response will be sent to you promptly and in any case not later than 20 working days after the date we received your email.

The University will make every effort to provide you with the information requested; if any clarification is required, the University will contact you as soon as possible. In some circumstances, it may not be possible to provide you with an answer to your enquiry. Where the University believes this is the case, you will be informed in writing, stating the reason(s). If the information you are seeking is already published by the University, or is otherwise available to members of the public, you will be sent details outlining how to access the information. You will be advised if it is necessary for the University to charge a fee to cover the costs of processing your request. Should this be the case, please note the information cannot be released until such payment is received.

If you have any questions regarding your request for information then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Christine Shaw
Corporate Governance Officer
DDI / Fòn: 01847 889380

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FOI, University of the Highlands and Islands

Dear Simone

Re: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

I refer to your request for information received on the 19th February 2018, relating to counselling services - FOI 022.

I write to inform you that the University of the Highlands and Islands does not store this information collectively. The University operates as a collegiate federal partnership comprising of thirteen further and higher education colleges, specialist colleges and research institutions and tuition fees are collected directly by these independent institutions. A list of contact details for our partner organisations is available at http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/campuses and you may wish to contact our partners directly in connection with your request.

Regarding Question 9, I can confirm that the university does not have a suicide prevention strategy at present, however an institution wide Mental Health Service Review is currently taking place.

If you are not satisfied with our response or our reasoning set-out above, you have forty working days in which to request a review of our decision. Any request should be put in writing and should be sent to me at the address detailed at the bottom of this email. Your request should:

(a) describe the nature of your original request; and
(b) explain the reasons why you are not satisfied with our response.

If you remain dissatisfied with how your request for information has been dealt with, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether we have handled your request properly.

Information relating to your right to seek review is available from the Scottish Information Commissioner's web page at: http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/faqs.... or by contacting the Scottish Information Commissioner's Office at the following address:

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle,
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews,
Fife
KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
E-mail: [email address]
Website: www.itspublicknowledge.info

Finally, should you wish to discuss the contents of this response then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Christine Shaw

Christine Shaw
Corporate Governance Officer
DDI / Fòn: 01847 889380

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