Freedom of Information request - Staff Counselling Services and Occupational Health Referrals

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Dear University of Winchester,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, could you please provide me with the following information:

COUNSELLING AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES - UNIVERSITY STAFF

1. The total number of staff that accessed University counselling and mental health services in the last eight academic years (please present in a table showing figures for each academic year and breakdown by category (e.g. anxiety, bereavement loss, work-related etc...))

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

2. Where data are available in the last eight years, please detail what was the average wait time for a staff member applying to see a counsellor to seeing a counsellor?

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

3. During the last eight academic years how many staff members were referred to Occupational Health (please highlight whether these were self-referrals, management referrals, or referrals falling into different categories)?

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

4. How many staff members are currently on the waiting list to see Occupational Health?

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.

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.

Yours faithfully,

Nicky Michaels

David.Farley, University of Winchester

Our response to 3 and 4 are given below.

 

I’m afraid we do not hold any data that would answer 1 or 2.

 

 

David Farley

FOI Officer

University of Winchester

Sparkford Road

Winchester

Hampshire

SO22 4NR

 

 

 

From: Nicky Michaels <[1][FOI #419220 email]>
Date: 17 July 2017 at 21:35:28 BST
To: FOI requests at University of Winchester <[2][University of Winchester request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Freedom of Information request
- Staff Counselling Services and Occupational Health Referrals

Dear University of Winchester,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, could you please provide me
with the following information:

COUNSELLING AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES - UNIVERSITY STAFF

1. The total number of staff that accessed University counselling and
mental health services in the last eight academic years (please present
in a table showing figures for each academic year and breakdown by
category (e.g. anxiety, bereavement loss, work-related etc...))

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

2. Where data are available in the last eight years, please detail what
was the average wait time for a staff member applying to see a
counsellor to seeing a counsellor?

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

3. During the last eight academic years how many staff members were
referred to Occupational Health (please highlight whether these were
self-referrals, management referrals, or referrals falling into
different categories)?

a) How many were academic staff?   57
b) How many were professional services staff? 94(including 1
self-referral)
c) How many were male? 44
d) How many were female? 107 (including 1 self-referral)

4. How many staff members are currently on the waiting list to see
Occupational Health? 2 appointments pending.

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.

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.

Yours faithfully,

Nicky Michaels

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Dear David.Farley,
Thanks for your reply.
In respect of questions 1 and 2 could you confirm that this data is not collected please?
In relation to questions around Occupational Health I would be grateful if you could breakdown the information by year (it is not clear whether this is the total for an eight year period or the last 12 months)?
Yours sincerely,

Nicky Michaels

David.Farley, University of Winchester

We do not collect data for q. 1 & 2

q.3 & 4 responses are for 8 years, as requested.

Yours sincerely

David Farley

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Dear David.Farley,
Thank you for responding.
I would be grateful if you could clarify the following for me:
1. Whether the University of Winchester (including any external provider contracted for these services, if applicable) does not collect or track any data relating to numbers of staff accessing counselling services;
2. Could you break down the OH referrals into year please (if available by Management referral/self-referral - and by gender and contract type if available)?
Yours sincerely,

Nicky Michaels

David.Farley, University of Winchester

In response to your first supplementary question:

That is correct. We have not collected this information.

We are checking back through our data to respond to your second supplementary question.

David Farley
FOI Officer
University of Winchester
Sparkford Road
Winchester
Hampshire
SO22 4NR

David.Farley, University of Winchester

Here is the breakdown

2009
Academic Professional Services
Male = 2 Female = 5 Male = 4 Female = 8

2010
Male = 3 Female = 2 Male = 4 Female = 13

2011
Male = 1 Female = 2 Male = 2 Female = 6

2012
Male = 2 Female = 5 Male = 5 Female = 7

2013
Male = 2 Female = 4 Male = 3 Female = 6

2014
Male = 2 Female = 5 Male = 3 Female = 6

2015
Male = 2 Female = 6 Male = 2 Female = 13 (including 1 self-referral)

2016
Male = 3 Female = 11 Male = 4 Female = 8

Dear David.Farley,
Thank you for responding.
I would be grateful if you could clarify the following for me:
1. Whether the University of Winchester (including any external provider contracted for these services, if applicable) does not collect or track any data relating to numbers of staff accessing counselling services; 2. Could you break down the OH referrals into year please (if available by Management referral/self-referral - and by gender and contract type if available)?
Yours sincerely,

Nicky Michaels

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