Pupil Privacy Notice

Evaluation of the Bloom Programme

1. What is the research for?

Mental Health UK (MHUK), who run the Bloom programme, want to find out what young people and teachers think of Bloom. We want to find out if Bloom makes a difference. As part of the research, we will send you some surveys. This information sheet (also known as a privacy notice) is about the information we will collect about you for this research.

For this research, MHUK is what is known as the ‘data controller’ and the ‘data processor’. This means that, as data controller, MHUK decide what data to collect and how it is used. As data processors, MHUK will collect, store, use and delete the data, and is the main point of contact for you got this project.

Your information will remain confidential. People outside of MHUK, including your teachers, will not see your responses, they will only see everyone’s information together. No-one’s real name will be used in any reports so no-one, other than the research team at MHUK, will know what you have said.

2. How will MHUK use information about you and what does the law say about using the information?

MHUK will use your personal information to plan and carry out surveys as part of the evaluation. This will help us to understand if Bloom is making a difference to young people and teachers.

MHUK may publish reports based on what you and others tell them. No names or other information which might identify you will be used in the reports. The reports may be put on the Mental Health UK website and shared through social media and other platforms.
The law allows using ‘general personal information’ for this evaluation because the evaluation is considered a ‘public task’ under GDPR; GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. This is covered by: Article 6(1)(e) which states that general personal information can be used when it is needed to carry out a task which is in the public interest, such as research. By law, we need to give you this information.

3. What personal information will MHUK collect and how?

MHUK will collect the following personal information about you:

  • First name and surname; date of birth; gender; school name.

MHUK will:

  • Provide online or paper surveys to Bloom participants.

MHUK will only ask for your personal information to carry out the research. This information will be used to make sure that the same young people completed the survey before and after taking part in Bloom. We will not use information that identifies individuals in reports.

4. Who will my personal information be shared with?

Personal information will only be used by the research team at MHUK. Survey responses, via SmartSurvey, will be shared and stored securely online.

The only time MHUK would have to tell someone else what you have said is if you say or write something that makes them concerned about your safety or someone else’s safety. MHUK would have a duty to report this to keep you and others safe.

5. How long will you use my information for?

We will keep your personal information for as long as necessary to finish the evaluation. We will delete it three months after the end of the evaluation.

6. Your rights

You do not have to participate in the evaluation if you do not want to. You have the right to be told about the personal information we collect and use. You also have the right to correct any information you have already given about yourself. You have the right to access your personal information, using the contact details below.

7. Data protection officer

If you have any questions about this information sheet or how we use your personal information, please contact:
Data Protection Officer at Mental Health UK

Caroline Cannar (Company Secretary) | [email protected]

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s authority on the use of personal information, via https://ico.org.uk/concerns/