Mental Health

Kirsty made this Freedom of Information request to Hywel Dda University Health Board as part of a batch sent to 179 authorities

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Hywel Dda University Health Board did not have the information requested.

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 HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information), Hywel Dda University Health Board

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Dear Kirsty

Thank you for your recent request for the supply of information relating to mental health resources.

Under the Act, the Health Board is required to supply the information to you within 20 working days. In terms of your request, this means that the information should be provided by 9 January 2019. If this is not possible, a further letter will be sent advising you of the progress made in satisfying your request.

Please find enclosed our leaflet giving guidance on our procedure for managing requests for information that is covered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Yours Sincerely

Katie Jenner
Freedom of Information Officer/Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth
Hywel Dda University Health Board/Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda
Corporate Offices
Ystwyth Building/Adeilad Ystwyth
Hafan Derwen
St David's Park/Parc Dewi Sant
Job's Well Road/Fynnon Job
Carmarthen/Caerfyrddin
Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin
SA31 3BB
 
Rhif Ffôn / Telephone Number: 01267 239730 (WHTN 01825 4730)
E-bost: Email: [email address]
 
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yw enw gweithredol Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Hywel Dda / Hywel Dda University Health Board is the operational name of Hywel Dda Local Health Board

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Katie Jenner (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information Officer), Hywel Dda University Health Board

Dear Kirsty,

I've been asked to confirm that we are an NHS provider (University Health Board) not a University, would you still like us to a provide a response to your Freedom of Information request.

Yours Sincerely

Katie Jenner
Freedom of Information Officer/Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth
Hywel Dda University Health Board/Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda
Corporate Offices
Ystwyth Building/Adeilad Ystwyth
Hafan Derwen
St David's Park/Parc Dewi Sant
Job's Well Road/Fynnon Job
Carmarthen/Caerfyrddin
Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin
SA31 3BB
 
Rhif Ffôn / Telephone Number: 01267 239730 (WHTN 01825 4730)
E-bost: Email: [email address]
 
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yw enw gweithredol Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Hywel Dda / Hywel Dda University Health Board is the operational name of Hywel Dda Local Health Board

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