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

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Dear University of Worcester,

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

Helen Johnstone, University of Worcester

Dear Ms Michaels

I confirm receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act and that we will respond within the statutory 20 working days

Regards

Helen Johnstone

Helen Johnstone
Head of Information Assurance/Manager – University Strategic Projects
University of Worcester
Henwick Grove
Worcester WR2 6AJ

Tel: 01905 855014

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Helen Johnstone, University of Worcester

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Dear Ms Michaels

Further to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act our response is attached.

I am obliged, under the Freedom of Information Act, to inform you of our complaints procedures in case you are unhappy about the way in which your request has been dealt with.
If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled, you can request a review by writing to the University Counsel, University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester WR2 6AJ
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Telephone: 0303 123 1113 – www.ico.gov.uk

Regards

Helen Johnstone

Helen Johnstone
Head of Information Assurance/Manager – University Strategic Projects
University of Worcester
Henwick Grove
Worcester WR2 6AJ

Tel: 01905 855014

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Dear Helen Johnstone,
Thank you.
Yours sincerely,

Nicky Michaels

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