South London And Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
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It can be stressful, but interesting. Sometimes feels poorly managed but it really depends on your manager and team. Long hours, 12-14 hours. It can be dangerous sometimes.
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No support from management

Working in mental health, there is literally no support from seniors, massive gap between step care. Teams put all in and the senior management expects a lot in return no training and support for staff available.


Exhausting case load, you will only learn by making mistake and someone telling you off.
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Extremely stressful and no support from management

What is the best part of working at the company?Staff works very hard for the patients and give their all on every shift. They work as a team What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Lack of support when staff get injured during work, lack of duty of care towards staff What is the work environment and culture like at the company?There is no support from management What is a typical day like for you at the company?Extremely hectic and stressful shifts
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Essentially a really great organisation

I have worked within many roles within this organisation. I feel there is a lot of career progression opportunities in terms of learning and development. They offer apprenticeships and further training to enhance your knowledge. They remain up to date in terms of pay scale and advancements.


Development opportunities


Poor work life balance
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OT service

Well supported OT service with great CPD and progression opportunities. There is also opportunities to build connections with OTs across the boroughs.
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Supportive employer, excellent CPD opportunities

SLaM has excellent research ethos and this keeps practice standards very up to date and high. Lots of learning opportunities to develop skills. Friendly colleagues
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Toxic workplace

Ironically SLAM is a mental health trust and the community mental health team ruined my mental health to the point of no return. On initial introduction, I realised that there is no regard for newbies and you shadow your way through the job. CPN’s are overworked and have unrealistic caseload numbers. Management is lax and lack professionalism. There are cliques and a lack of respect for staff. Support workers are under appreciated and micromanaged to the point where you feel bullied and singled out




9/5, lucky if your attendance is acknowledged
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Not productive

Do not work here, you will regret it.... Wages are bad amd they overwork you... The managements are bad with bad supervisors... The place have so many toxic people that thinks they are better than anybody else... I wont even want my enemy to work here.
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Good place

I loved working for the BME mental health SLam. They care for their staff, inform you asap on new changes. You learn a lot, training is amazing. The enjoyable part is helping the community


Free Dinner


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Challenging workplace

Good place to work with challenging day to day requirements. It is a very demanding place to work, but hard and fair, a lot is expected from employees.
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I think management need to be reigned in more to reflect on their behaviour towards staff. There seem to be a lot of issues that are rolled under the carpet and this can be nerve wracking for employees facing such treatment at work.


Gained experience


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Not enough Admin staff for amounts of work produced by clinical staff.

IT training i.e. Microsoft and digital training, not mandatory for clinical staff, leading to time consuming errors. Outdated administrative procedures necessary due to lack of IT knowledge by clinical staff.Systemic and hierarchical culture. Administration staff not listened to nor valued.
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Great place to work and great team

Great colleague and working environment.Help on hand when needed and great support from management
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Restrictive bad practice, poor leadership, bullying culture. Very unsafe staffing levels and an overall, distinct lack of empathy and compassion towards patients.
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productive and serious working environment.

Working at the hospital was a complete different expectation to what i imagined it to be. its well maintained and everyone is very determined. of course they would be, its a hospital! but for some reason i imagined it to be very scary and all the workers are moving quickly. A Typical day at work is spending time with the elderly patients and just speaking with them about their life's and latest news. it was a very sweet environment and despite being at a mental ward it was a very calming atmosphere which made me feel safe. the most enjoyable part of the job was when i completed care packages and supported patients with their meal times.


free lunches


long hours of hard work
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Excellent Team

I worked for South London and Maudsley NHS Trust for over 25 years and in many different roles. I enjoyed my work immensely and was proud to be part of an amazing team of staff on a difficult ward. However I cannot say the same of the Senior Management and HR staff, who had no idea what it was like on the frontline of Acute Adult Psychiatric Care.
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It was a great experience, and I received amazing training too which allowed me to succeed in my role as a volunteer. The role was also great, and I received support throughout.
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You must be able to use common sense

I throughly enjoyed my time with Slam The work culture Also being a Mental hospital there are very in tune with the mental health of their employees, Which I found was a great help in dealing with The Stress full nature of inpatient, and Outpatients clients.
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Busy work place

This was an extremely busy role, where I had to take minutes at all MDT meetings for this role I had to cover several different sites and I had to type up allot of clinical letters using audio dictation. I also had scan all documents that came in and I had book all appointments. I enjoyed the variety of the role and the dealing with patients , I found that be very rewarding. I found the hardest part of this role was dealing with conflicting tasks and meeting the deadlines .
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Working at the Bethlem Royal Hospital is so Amazing .

At the Bethlem Royal Hospital i have a brilliant time working there lovely staff's working.i have great time with different people with diverse culture.
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Can't say too much as not been here too long, but had a very good experience here. would recommend. had different experiences across different departments but overall a nice place to work.
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Based on 109 reviews

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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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