Best Places to Work 2014 – mental health trust
- Full time permanent staff: 4,212
- Voluntary staff turnover: 12 per cent
- Exec team male/female ratio: 60 per cent male/40 per cent female
- Programme to recruit ethnic diverse staff: Yes
Southern Health Foundation Trust is the largest mental health and community services trust in the country. Many of its staff believe they have equal opportunities for career progression or promotion (92 per cent) and experience relatively low levels of discrimination while at work (9 per cent). Employees are encouraged to make use of social media and technology such as web chats and webcasts to facilitate open dialogue.