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Dear Universities,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information in regards to the mental heath resources at your university.

1. How many support service staff have been employed with a mental health remit (e.g. counselling, wellbeing) in each of the last 5 academic years. If a breakdown is not available for mental health staff, please provide a total for the closest possible category.

2. Budget for mental health support for each of the last 5 academic years, and where possible a breakdown on how that money is allocated, e.g. staff, marketing, equipment etc.

3. Number of students seeking mental health support in each of the last 5 academic years.

4. Average waiting time for mental health support in each of the last 5 academic years.

5. Any internal reports or reviews relating to mental health provision over the last 5 years.

Please provide the above information digitally, preferably in the form of an excel spreadsheet.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act.

In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.

I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as stipulated by the Act.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to clarify what I am asking for.

Yours faithfully,

Kirsty Card

FOI Requests, Aston University

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Dear Ms Card

Our ref: FOI/1819/075

Thank you for your email of 7 December 2018.  Your request will be dealt
with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be
answered within twenty working days of receipt.  We will endeavour to
provide the information as early as possible.

If you have any queries about this request please do not hesitate to
contact us, quoting the reference number above. 

Kind regards.

Yours sincerely,

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko
Compliance Officer

 

 

Aston Triangle 
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK

T: 0121 204 4055        
E: [1][email address]

[2]www.aston.ac.uk

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From: Kirsty [mailto:[FOI #537509 email]]
Sent: 07 December 2018 13:55
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Mental Health

 

Dear Universities,

 

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request
the following information in regards to the mental heath resources at your
university.

 

1. How many support service staff have been employed with a mental health
remit (e.g. counselling, wellbeing) in each of the last 5 academic years.
If a breakdown is not available for mental health staff, please provide a
total for the closest possible category.

 

2. Budget for mental health support for each of the last 5 academic years,
and where possible a breakdown on how that money is allocated, e.g. staff,
marketing, equipment etc.

 

3. Number of students seeking mental health support in each of the last 5
academic years.

 

4. Average waiting time for mental health support in each of the last 5
academic years.

 

5. Any internal reports or reviews relating to mental health provision
over the last 5 years.

 

Please provide the above information digitally, preferably in the form of
an excel spreadsheet.

 

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the
information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section
12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16
obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope
of the Act.

 

In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined
please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.

 

I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as stipulated by
the Act.

 

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be
happy to clarify what I am asking for.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Kirsty Card

 

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FOI Requests, Aston University

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Dear Ms Card

 

Please find attached our response to your recent request for information.

 

Kind regards.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko
Compliance Officer

 

 

Aston Triangle 
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK

[1]www.aston.ac.uk

The contents of this email and any attachments may be privileged and are
confidential.  It may not be disclosed to or used by anyone other than the
addressee, nor copied in any way.  If received in error, please notify the
sender and then delete it from your system.

 

From: Kirsty [mailto:[FOI #537509 email]]
Sent: 07 December 2018 13:55
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Mental Health

 

Dear Universities,

 

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request
the following information in regards to the mental heath resources at your
university.

 

1. How many support service staff have been employed with a mental health
remit (e.g. counselling, wellbeing) in each of the last 5 academic years.
If a breakdown is not available for mental health staff, please provide a
total for the closest possible category.

 

2. Budget for mental health support for each of the last 5 academic years,
and where possible a breakdown on how that money is allocated, e.g. staff,
marketing, equipment etc.

 

3. Number of students seeking mental health support in each of the last 5
academic years.

 

4. Average waiting time for mental health support in each of the last 5
academic years.

 

5. Any internal reports or reviews relating to mental health provision
over the last 5 years.

 

Please provide the above information digitally, preferably in the form of
an excel spreadsheet.

 

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the
information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section
12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16
obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope
of the Act.

 

In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined
please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.

 

I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as stipulated by
the Act.

 

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be
happy to clarify what I am asking for.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Kirsty Card

 

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