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

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Dear University of Cumbria,

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

Act, Freedom of Information, University of Cumbria

Thank you for your e-mail.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

University of Cumbria | Fusehill Street | Carlisle | CA1 2HH

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Act, Freedom of Information, University of Cumbria

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Dear Nicky,

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

Regards,

Information Governance Officer | Vice Chancellor’s Office
University of Cumbria | Bowerham Rd | Lancaster | LA1 3JD

Dear Act, Freedom of Information,
Thank you for your response. I would be grateful if you could breakdown the numbers you have provided by year in respect of counselling services and (separately) occupational health referrals (e.g. 2012-13; 2013-14 etc).
This is part of a Pan_HEUK study and for the purposes of comparability a breakdown by year is critical.
Yours sincerely,

Nicky Michaels

Act, Freedom of Information, University of Cumbria

Dear Nicky,

Apologies for this oversight. We will get back to you again as soon as possible.

Information Governance Officer | Vice Chancellor’s Office
University of Cumbria | Bowerham Rd | Lancaster | LA1 3JD

Act, Freedom of Information, University of Cumbria

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Dear Nicky,

Please find attached a revised response, which now includes a breakdown by academic year.

Regards,

Information Governance Officer | Vice Chancellor’s Office
University of Cumbria | Bowerham Rd | Lancaster | LA1 3JD

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