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Mental Health

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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 Team, Bishop Grosseteste University

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FOI REQUEST – regarding mental health resources (Bishop Grosseteste
University)

Emailed: Friday 7^th December 2018

 

Dear Kirsty,

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request asking about
mental health services. 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 8^th January 2019.

 

Please contact me if you have any queries about this email or about the
progress of your request ([1][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
([2][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,

 

Information Compliance Officer

 

_________________________________

 

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Bishop Grosseteste University

Longdales Road

Lincoln

LN1 3DY

_________________________________

Website: [4]www.bishopg.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOI Team, Bishop Grosseteste University

Dear Kirsty,

Further to my email of 10th December, our team have begun liaising with relevant colleagues to gather the information in response to your request. We would like clarification on the following points, referred to in your request:

• Please could you clarify whether your request is intended to relate to mental health resources for students, or for students and staff - in particular, for questions 1, 2 and 5.

The University reasonably requires this information in order to identify the data you have requested for questions 1, 2 and 5. We interpret that questions 3, and 4 relate to resources for students, as in question 3 you have identified students as the group you are interested in. Please do clarify if this is not correct.

Please note that under Section 1 (3) of the FOIA, the University is not under further obligation to comply these parts of your request until such time as the above clarification is provided. We will advise you of the revised timeframe for responding in full, once clarification is received. A new 20-day timeframe will commence one day after receipt of clarification in accordance with Sections 1(3) and 16 of the FOI Act.

We will continue to process your request within the original timeframe, on the above basis for questions 3 and 4.

Kind regards,

Information Compliance Officer

Part time Monday-Friday
_________________________________

Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road
Lincoln
LN1 3DY
_________________________________

Phone: (01522) 583797
Website: www.bishopg.ac.uk

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FOI Team, Bishop Grosseteste University

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FOI REQUEST 077 – regarding mental health (Bishop Grosseteste University)

Emailed: 7th December 2018

Acknowledged on 10th December 2018

 

Dear Kirsty Card,

 

I write in response to your recent Freedom of Information request relating
to mental health services at the University.  A copy of your full request
is attached below.

 

Clarification

The University’s Information Compliance Officer contacted you on 12th
December 2018, to ask for clarification on part of your request. We wished
to clarify whether or not you are interested in mental health resources
provided only for students, or for students and University staff. We have
not received a response on this point and have therefore based our
response on services provided to students; given that some of your
questions identify students as the group you are interested in.

 

The information you requested is contained within the attached excel
spreadsheet. Please note the information requested under question 5 is
available within the spreadsheet’s second tab; this information is taken
from the University’s Student Advice Service’s business plans.

 

Please note the University is currently undertaking final checks to ensure
it has disclosed all available information which relates to question 5. We
expect to issue any further information relating to this question by the
end of the day on Friday 11th January.

 

Please contact me if you have any queries about this email or about the
information provided ([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 ([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.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Compliance Team

 

_________________________________

 

Bishop Grosseteste University

Longdales Road

Lincoln

LN1 3DY

_________________________________

 

Phone: (01522) 583797

Website: [1]www.bishopg.ac.uk

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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FOI Team, Bishop Grosseteste University

Dear Kirsty Card,

I am writing regarding your FOI request submitted below. The University replied to you on 8th January with a response to all questions. We advised that checks were being carried out regarding any further information that might be held in relation to question five. We had planned on replying to you no later than Friday last week (11th January 2019). Unfortunately the University has experienced some IT server problems and this wasn't possible.

I can confirm that there are additional reports which we hold, that are in scope of question five. These are being prepared for disclosure to you and will be issued by the end of this week, Friday 18th January 2019.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in getting these items to you, for question five.

Yours sincerely,

Information Compliance Team

Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road
Lincoln
LN1 3DY
_________________________________

Website: www.bishopg.ac.uk

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FOI Team, Bishop Grosseteste University

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Dear Kirsty,

 

I write in response to your recent Freedom of Information request relating
to mental health services at the University.  A copy of your full request
is attached below.

The University replied to you, with answers to each question on 8^th
January 2019.

 

We since contacted you to explain that additional information is held,
that is in scope for question five of your request:

 

5.  [please provide…] any internal reports or reviews relating to mental
health provision over the last 5 years.

 

The University can confirm that the following two additional, internal
documents are held in relation to mental health provision over the last
five years.

1.       Wellbeing Update Report for Council, 2^nd July 2018.

2.       Wellbeing Activities Report 2018

 

Copies of each of these reports are attached. It has been necessary to
redact parts of each documents – the reasons for this are explained below.

 

Wellbeing Update Report for Council, 2^nd July 2018.

 

Some parts of the report have been redacted (text partially removed) where
the information is not relevant to question five of your FOI request. For
instance, where text relates to aspects of wellbeing other than mental
health, and/or where text relates to provision of services to staff as
opposed to students. The redacted sections are indicated in the report.

 

Two parts of the report have been redacted in accordance with the
exemption for personal information, where information is about persons
other than the FOI applicant. The redacted sections are indicated in the
report.

 

Section 40 (2) personal information

Mental health referral reasons

Some information within is partly withheld under Section 40, part 2 of
FOIA (2000) – the exemption for personal information about persons other
than the FOI applicant. The redacted sections are indicated in the report.
It is the University’s policy to withhold information where there are
fewer than five individuals in a group. This is in accordance with the
terms of the exemption whereby information relating to an identifiable,
living person or persons is exempt from disclosure if disclosure would
contravene any of the principles set out in the General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR) (2016) or the Data Protection Act (2018). A disclosure
made under FOI constitutes a disclosure to the world at large. Taking
account of all the circumstances relevant to this request, the University
deems that to disclose figures of less than five relating to referral
reasons, would be likely to enable identification of persons involved and
would contravene their expectations of confidentiality.

Photographs

Some images have been removed in accordance with Section 40, part 2 of
FOIA (2000) – the exemption for personal information about persons other
than the FOI applicant. The redacted sections are indicated in the report
This is in accordance with the terms of the exemption whereby information
relating to an identifiable, living person or persons is exempt from
disclosure if disclosure would contravene any of the principles set out in
the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (2016) or the Data
Protection Act (2018). A disclosure made under FOI constitutes a
disclosure to the world at large. Taking account of all the circumstances
relevant to this request, the University deems that to disclose
photographs containing images of students and staff, would be likely to
enable identification of persons involved and would contravene their
expectations of confidentiality.

Wellbeing Activities Report 2018

 

Some parts of the report have been redacted (text partially removed) where
the information is not relevant to question five of your FOI request. For
instance, where text relates to aspects of wellbeing other than mental
health, and/or where text relates to provision of services to staff as
opposed to students. The redacted sections are indicated in the report.

 

Section 40 (2) personal information

Some information within the report is fully or partly withheld under
Section 40, part 2 of FOIA (2000) – the exemption for personal information
about persons other than the FOI applicant. The redacted sections are
indicated in the report. It is the University’s policy to withhold
information where there are fewer than five individuals in a group. This
is in accordance with the terms of the exemption whereby information
relating to an identifiable, living person or persons is exempt from
disclosure if disclosure would contravene any of the principles set out in
the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (2016) or the Data
Protection Act (2018). A disclosure made under FOI constitutes a
disclosure to the world at large. Taking account of all the circumstances
relevant to this request, the University deems that to disclose figures of
less than five relating to numbers of students engaging with particular
activities, broken down by their level of study and other factors, would
be likely to enable identification of persons involved and would
contravene their expectations of confidentiality.

Please contact me if you have any queries about this email or about the
information provided ([1][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 ([2][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:      [4][email address]  

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

 

 

 

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