Procedure

Student or staff in mental distress

Updated on 27 May 2020

To ensure that distressed student/ staff receive timely, appropriate support and enable effective data gathering to inform ongoing support services’ development

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Procedure for staff or student in mental distress

If this is an emergency

  • If they are happy to accept help
    • their local GP
    • NHS 24
    • University Health Service
    • or 999 
  • If they are not happy to accept help
    • Contact security (City 4141, Ninewells 2222)
    • Kirkcaldy - contact 999
    • If they attempt to leave contact 999

If this is not an emergency

  • Consult the flowchart PDF for full details

Incident Report 1- contains personal information

Consent must be obtained for completion of this form. 

It should then be submitted to the University Health Service by the reporter, with no other copies being retained.

On receipt of this form, University Health Service will contact the identified person via email or letter, to highlight possible sources of support, including the University Health Service itself. 

No further actions will be taken unless the person concerned initiates contact, or the information supplied raises health professionals’ concerns, whereupon actions in accordance with their own professional obligations will be taken.

This form is a Word document and can be downloaded below.

Incident Report 2 - does not contain personal information

This form should be used when either:

  1. a distressed person’s situation has been identified as being an emergency and s/he has been engaged with statutory services,

or

  1. their situation is not considered to constitute an emergency, but they do not provide consent to Incident Report 1 being completed.

It should then be submitted to the University Health Service by the reporter, with no other copies being retained.

No further actions will be taken unless the information supplied raises health professionals’ concerns, whereupon actions in accordance with their own professional obligations will be taken.

This form is an online form.

Downloads

Enquiries

University Health Service

healthservice@dundee.ac.uk
Corporate information category Absences and related