Reference 2019-8

REF:           2019-8

Subject:       Staff counselling service



Overview: I would like to find out if the number of hospital staff accessing the trust’s staff mental health/counselling service is increasing, and why.

Please note: Please just answer questions one, two and three if the statutory time limit is reached after question three.


  1. Does the hospital trust have a staff support and counselling service? If yes, what is it called? e.g. the Staff Support and Counselling Service

Please clarify whether the service is specifically for staff wanting support with work related issues, or whether staff can access the service for any personal issues unrelated to work.

Please confirm what is provided, e.g. six free counselling sessions


  1. How many staff members used the service in 2016, 2017 and 2018? Please give a total for each year, so, for example, 100 in 2016, 100 in 2017 and 100 in 2018.


If the trust manages more than one hospital, please confirm if the figures provided are for all hospitals.


  1. Please confirm if you record the overall reasons why staff are accessing the service; e.g. you may have headings like, ‘personal stressors (including anxiety/depression)’ and ‘work related stressors (including anxiety and depression)’, etc.


  1. If time allows, please give a breakdown of the reasons staff are accessing the service, e.g. 2018, 40%/40 people for personal stressors and 60%/60 people for work related stressors.




Please find information attached.

2019-8 – FOI Request – Staff counselling service [122 kb] PDF