Information and documents relating to staff wellbeing in higher education

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Dear Bishop Grosseteste University,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I would be interested in any information held by your organisation regarding my request on staff wellbeing in Higher Education (HE).

I would like to request the following information, covering the last 12 months:

1. The job title of the senior manager with lead responsibility for staff wellbeing in the University.
2. The number of mental health specialist staff available within the university to support staff wellbeing.
3. A copy of the University’s Policy (procedures)/other relevant document(s) to support the wellbeing of staff.
4. The type of services offered to support staff wellbeing in the University
5. The number of referrals to services offered where staff wellbeing was a primary reason for the referral
6. Staff take up (number) by each service offered to support staff wellbeing.

Please provide the above information in the form of electronic files.

If it is not possible to provide the information required due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in section 12, please provide assistance under section 16, obligation of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to receiving the above information.

Yours faithfully,

Vida Douglas

FOI Team, Bishop Grosseteste University

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FOI REQUEST – regarding staff wellbeing (Bishop Grosseteste University)

Emailed: Saturday 10th November 2018

 

Dear Vida Douglas,

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request asking about
staff wellbeing. A copy of your request is attached below. The request
will be handled under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000,
which means that you can expect to receive a response from us within 20
working days or by 7th December 2018.

 

Please contact me if you have any queries about this email or about the
progress of your request ([Bishop Grosseteste University request email]).

 

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the service you receive in
relation to your request, then please write to Stephen Deville, Chief
Operating Officer, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln LN1 3DY
([email address]). If you are not content with the outcome
of a complaint or internal review, you have the right to appeal and the
process for this will be provided within our FOI response.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Nadine

 

Nadine Cook

Information Compliance Officer

Part time Monday-Friday

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Bishop Grosseteste University

Longdales Road

Lincoln

LN1 3DY

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Phone:     (01522) 583797

Email:      [email address]  

Website: [2]www.bishopg.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOI Team, Bishop Grosseteste University

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FOI REQUEST 067 – regarding staff wellbeing (Bishop Grosseteste
University)

Emailed: 10^th November 2018 at 21:57

Acknowledged on 12^th November 2018

 

Dear Vida Douglas,

 

I write in response to your recent Freedom of Information request relating
to staff wellbeing at the University.  A copy of your full request is
attached. The information you requested is shown below. Where information
cannot be provided, the reasons are explained.

 

I would be interested in any information held by your organisation
regarding my request on staff wellbeing in Higher Education (HE). I would
like to request the following information, covering the last 12 months:

 

1.       The job title of the senior manager with lead responsibility for
staff wellbeing in the University.

Response: the University’s Director of Human Resources (HR) has lead
responsibility for staff wellbeing in the University.

 

2.       The number of mental health specialist staff available within the
university to support staff wellbeing.

Response: the University employs one individual whose role covers
supporting staff wellbeing, including mental health related matters. This
is the University’s Health and Wellbeing Lead. They are supported by
external providers and a Health & Safety Officer to support related
requirements.

 

3.       A copy of the University’s Policy (procedures)/other relevant
document(s) to support the wellbeing of staff.

Information reasonably accessible to the applicant by other means (section
21)

The University publishes policies and procedures relating to staff
wellbeing such as our Counselling Policy, Health and Safety Policy,
Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure, and so on, which can be found here:

[1]https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/policies-proce...

 

4.       The type of services offered to support staff wellbeing in the
University.

Response: please see the table below which shows the types of services
offered to support staff wellbeing.

 

5.       The number of referrals to services offered where staff wellbeing
was a primary reason for the referral.

Response: please see the table below which shows the number of referrals
to services, offered where staff wellbeing was a primary reason for the
referral.

 

6.       Staff take up (number) by each service offered to support staff
wellbeing.

Response: please see the table below which shows the staff take up
(number) of each service offered to support staff wellbeing.

 

 

+--------------------------------------------------+
|Q.4 Types of |Q.5 Number of|Q.6 Staff take up|
|service offered to|referrals to |(number) by each |
|support staff |services |service offered |
|wellbeing |offered |to support staff |
| |(where staff |wellbeing |
|  |wellbeing was| |
| |a primary |  |
| |reason for | |
| |the referral)|12^th November |
| | |2017-12^th |
| |  |November 2018 |
| | | |
| |12^th | |
| |November | |
| |2017-12^th | |
| |November 2018| |
|------------------+-------------+-----------------|
|One to one |9 staff |9 staff members. |
|consultation with |members | |
|HR’s Health and |received one | |
|Wellbeing Lead. |to one | |
| |wellbeing | |
| |support. | |
| | | |
| |Services were| |
| |accessed via | |
| |a mixture of | |
| |drop-ins and | |
| |appointments,| |
| |arranged | |
| |through a | |
| |range of | |
| |channels (not| |
| |referrals). | |
| | | |
| |  | |
|------------------+-------------+-----------------|
|Support via the |20 staff have|All 20 referrals |
|University’s |been referred|resulted in an |
|external |to external |appointment with |
|providers, |providers of |the relevant |
|including |services, for|external |
|counselling. |wellbeing |provider. |
| |reasons. | |
| |(‘Wellbeing’ | |
| |includes | |
| |staffs’ | |
| |physical and | |
| |mental | |
| |health). | |
| | | |
| |  | |
|------------------+-------------+-----------------|
|The Big White Wall|This data is |This data is not |
|(digital mental |not held by |held by the |
|health) service |the |University. |
| |University. | |
|  | |  |
| |  | |
|------------------+-------------+-----------------|
|Health |This data is |This data is not |
|related/Display |not held by |held by the |
|Screen Equipment |the |University. |
|(DSE) assessments |University. | |
|and support | |  |
|including |  | |
|reasonable | | |
|adjustments, for | | |
|health and safety | | |
|purposes. | | |
| | | |
|  | | |
|------------------+-------------+-----------------|
|Centre for |These were |Typically between|
|Enhancement in |voluntary |three and five |
|Learning and |sessions |members of staff |
|Teaching (CELT) |(referrals |attended each |
|services |were not |particular |
| |made). |session. |
|  | | |
| |  |  |
|A Staff | | |
|Development Series|  |  |
|runs throughout | | |
|each academic |  |  |
|year, typically | | |
|with hour-long | |  |
|sessions being | | |
|offered each | |  |
|week.  The Series | | |
|is provided by the| | |
|University’s | | |
|Centre for | | |
|Enhancement in | | |
|Learning and | | |
|Teaching (CELT). | | |
| | | |
|  | | |
| | | |
|In light of the | | |
|Institutional | | |
|Enhancement for | | |
|2017-18 being | | |
|‘wellbeing’ some | | |
|of the sessions | | |
|offered had a | | |
|focus on this | | |
|aspect; such as | | |
|the use of art | | |
|therapy.  | | |
|------------------+-------------+-----------------|
|CELT and the |These were |Typically between|
|University’s |voluntary |three and five |
|Students’ Union |sessions |members of staff |
|(SU) collaborated |(referrals |attended each |
|to host a |were not |particular |
|Wellbeing Week and|made). |session/activity.|
|a University | | |
|mental health and |  |  |
|wellbeing day, | | |
|during March and | | |
|April 2018, aimed | | |
|at both staff and | | |
|students. A range | | |
|of activities were| | |
|provided such as | | |
|signing, drumming,| | |
|art, animal | | |
|therapy and yoga. | | |
| | | |
|  | | |
|------------------+-------------+-----------------|
|One to one |Services are |This information |
|consultation with |usually |is not held by |
|members of the |accessed via |the University. |
|University’s |a mixture of | |
|Chaplaincy team: |ad hoc and |  |
|pastoral support |informal | |
|is available to |approaches to| |
|all staff, on any |the | |
|matters arising |Chaplaincy | |
|where staff |team. | |
|request support |Recorded | |
|and advice. Issues|information | |
|covered can |as to the | |
|include |numbers of | |
|bereavement, |staff | |
|family issues, |accessing | |
|depression/anxiety|support, is | |
|and stress. |not held by | |
| |the | |
|  |University. | |
| | | |
|  |  | |
| | | |
|  | | |
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Please contact me if you have any queries about this email or about the
information provided ([2][Bishop Grosseteste University request email]).If you are dissatisfied
with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to
make a complaint or ask for an internal review, then please write to
Stephen Deville, Chief Operating Officer, Bishop Grosseteste University,
Lincoln LN1 3DY ([3][email address]). If you are not content
with the outcome of a complaint or internal review, you have the right to
appeal to the Information Commissioner.  Generally, however, they cannot
make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints and review
procedures provided by the University itself.  The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire  SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Information Compliance Officer

 

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Bishop Grosseteste University

Longdales Road

Lincoln

LN1 3DY

_________________________________

 

Phone:     (01522) 583797

Email:      [email address]  

Website: [5]www.bishopg.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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