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We’re so pleased to share that following our recent anonymous survey across the organisation, we’ve been certified as a Great Place To Work!

Our people truly are at the heart of everything we do, and we’re so glad that our colleagues feel that Everyturn Mental Health is a Great Place To Work. Investing in our colleagues is a significant part of our three-year organisational strategy, and this latest survey gives us even more insights into how people feel working at Everyturn.

Sarah Dewar, Chief People Officer at Everyturn said:

“As 2023 draws to a close I am so proud of the inclusive workplace culture that we’ve built at Everyturn. From investing in workspaces and facilities, amplifying our colleague voice, delivering true career progression through a huge learning offer to a real and meaningful focus on wellbeing, our people are at the heart of all that we do.

They deliver amazing mental health services every day and deserve to work for a Great Place to Work – I am delighted we have created one”

Some of our strongest areas of positive feedback were:

  • Wellbeing
  • Our benefits
  • Training and development
  • Workspace and facilities
  • Communication of change
  • Diversity and inclusion

Colleague benefits and wellbeing

Following the feedback from our previous Great Place To Work survey, we:

  • Launched our new Colleague Wellbeing Strategy
  • Hosted our first Move This May physical team challenge
  • Introduced new wellbeing benefits including Vitality at Work, Wagestream Financial Wellbeing, and free Headspace subscriptions
  • Increased annual leave for all colleagues, including a buy/sell scheme
  • Introduced car and technology salary sacrifice schemes
  • Offered two volunteering days per year
  • Hosted physical health checks and regular mindfulness sessions that our colleagues value, and are encouraged to set aside time for each week.

Following these changes, we were so pleased to see a 20% increase in scores for our colleague benefits in this year’s Great Place To Work survey.

It’s really important to us that our colleagues feel mentally and physically well and supported with their financial wellbeing. We were delighted that 74% of our colleagues agree that we actively promote good physical and mental health.

Learning and development opportunities

Since the previous survey, we have also transformed our learning and development offer. We launched a brand new online Everyturn Academy, where there are over 300 courses for our colleagues to access. It also includes our new Elevate continuing professional development (CPD) programme for clinicians, and our apprenticeship programmes, including leadership and nursing.

We’re really happy to see that our colleagues feel positive about these development opportunities, with 77% saying they feel they are offered the opportunity to develop themselves further professionally.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

It’s so important to us that our colleagues feel comfortable and safe bringing their whole selves to work and know that we truly value difference.

So we’re delighted to see that our colleagues feel safe, accepted, and welcome at Everyturn. Our colleagues strongly agree that people are treated fairly on the basis of their:

  • Sexual orientation – 97% agree
  • Gender – 95% agree
  • Age – 90% agree
  • Race – 94% agree

Our focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion has been a central part of our strategy this year. We have launched five colleague network groups, implemented new supportive policies on issues like menopause and gender identity, and shared the voice of our people through our ‘In conversation with’ events.

What’s next?

The survey has given us really helpful feedback on the areas we can improve even more as an organisation. These include reward, recognition, celebrating success, communications, and (importantly!) having fun together. We’re looking forward to working on these areas with our colleagues.

A huge thank you to our colleagues for their honesty, insights, and dedication to helping us become a Great Place To Work. As a thank you to everyone who completed the survey, we will be donating £3,000 to Shelter to help families facing homelessness this Christmas – the charity our colleagues voted to choose.

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