Teacher Privacy Notice

Evaluation of the Bloom Programme – Privacy Notice for school staff

1. What is the purpose of this privacy notice?

Mental Health UK (MHUK) wishes to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of Bloom. The evaluation includes surveys with students and school staff, and this privacy notice relates only to the information (or data) MHUK will collect from you directly (e.g. primary research). Point three below outlines the sort of information MHUK will hold about you.

For the purposes of this evaluation, Mental Health UK is the ‘data controller’ and the ‘data processor’. As data controller, MHUK decide what data to collect and how it is used. As data processors, MHUK is also responsible for collecting, storing, using and deleting the data, and is the central point of contact for this project.

Your information will remain confidential. People outside of Mental Health UK will only see the data in aggregate and anonymised form and as such will not be able to identify what an individual has said.

2. How will MHUK use information about you and what is the lawful basis for processing the information?

MHUK will process your personal information to arrange and undertake surveys as part of assessing the impact of the Bloom programme. This will help to assess the extent to which Bloom contributed to young people’s resilience and wellbeing, and to teachers’ confidence supporting young people with their mental health.

MHUK may publish reports based on what you and others tell them. No names or other identifiable information will be used in the reports. The reports might be published on the Mental Health UK website and shared through social media and other platforms.
The lawful basis for processing general personal data for this evaluation is ‘public task’. This is covered by: Article 6(1)(e) giving a lawful basis for processing where “processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller”.

3. What personal data will MHUK obtain and how will it be collected?

For research purposes only, MHUK will collect different sorts of personal data. This will include:

  • First name and surname; email address and telephone number; job title; school name.

MHUK will:

  • obtain contact details and school names
  • collect data via online, email or paper surveys.

This data will be used for the purposes of matching pre- and post-programme survey responses, it will not be used in the report.

4. Who will my personal data be shared with? (Data sharing)

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

5. How long will you use my information for? (Data retention)

MHUK will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to complete the evaluation. We will delete the personal data three months after publication of our next report which is currently due in October 2020.

6. Your rights

Your participation in the evaluation is voluntary, you do not have to take part unless you want to. You have the right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data. You also have the right to object to and restrict the use of your personal information, or to ask to have your data corrected. You also have the right to access your personal data. Contact details are given below.

8. Data protection officer

If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle 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 supervisory authority for data protection issues via https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.