Dear Liverpool Hope 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.
Thank you for your FOI request. I am writing to acknowledge receipt of
your request and to advise you that I
will respond within the regulatory timeframe (20 working days).
The University's Personnel Department has asked me to request
clarification on the term 'staff wellbeing' as used in your email.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) uses the
following definition of wellbeing, which balances the needs of the
employee with those of the organisation: ‘creating an environment to
promote a state of contentment which allows an employee to flourish and
achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and their
organisation.’ The CIPD define the five domains of wellbeing as Health,
Work, Values, Social and Personal growth.
The ACAS definition of wellbeing is 'The term "wellbeing" covers several
aspects of the way people feel about their lives, including their jobs,
and their relationships with the people around them. Of course, a person's
wellbeing is to do with their own character and home or social life along
with the workplace, but research shows that employers can have an
influence on an individual's sense of wellbeing in the way they run a
Can you let me know which of these or definitions you would like us to
use, or provide an alternative definition?
Dear Marc Jones,
Thank you for your response. The definition provided by the
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a helpful way of defining wellbeing. I look forward to receiving a response shortly.
I am currently away from the office and will be back on Monday 8th January
Liverpool Hope University
T: 0151 291 3917
Thank for for the clarification. I have passed this to our Personnel
department and we will be in touch with our response in due course.
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