Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_4790

Date Request Received: 03/01/2019 10:43:26

Date Request Replied To: 10/01/2019 09:19:58

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Request Summary: Staff mental health / counselling services

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 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
Answer To Question 1:
Staff Counselling Service

Staff can access the service for both work and non-work related issues

Six free sessions
Question Number 2:
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.
Answer To Question 2:

2016 : 141
2017 : 130
2018 : 166

The Trust manages one hospital.
Question Number 3:
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.
Answer To Question 3:
Question Number 4:
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
Answer To Question 4:
2016 2017 2018
Personal Stressors 92% 89% 90%
Work Related Stressors 57% 65% 81%

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