Personal and professional development is a continuous process and education has to be tailored to learnersí needs and wants. Our learning packages are flexible and designed to appeal to the broad spectrum of the public sector workforce.
How we work
We believe the workforce to be the beating heart if any organisation. Staff perform better when they are clear about their role and its position within the organisation, and when they have the competence and capacity to fulfil the organisationís objectives to a high standard. We develop education and training programmes for staff to enhance understanding, increase knowledge, develop skill and promote values-based practice. These are based on training needs analysis and consultation with subject experts. Our educational packages are offered in a range of formats to suit the client, including manualised training for facilitator delivery, individual learning on CD ROM, handbooks and manuals, train the trainers and e-learning.
Partnership facilitation training and resource pack, Department of Health 2004
Training Needs Analysis, NHS East of England 2009
CAMHS in Context CD ROM Induction, Skills for Health 2010
Self-harm in children and young people handbook, Department for Education, 2010
List of e-learning
Pathways to Effective Transition.
Working in CAMHS Inpatient settings (NCSS, 2010).
Self-Harm in young people for A&E staff (2009).
Introduction to children’s emotional well being (West Lancashire CAMHS, 2009).
Junior Doctors’ Induction (Leicestershire Hospitals, 2009).
Understanding mental Health, Mental Health Promotion, Perinatal and Infant Mental Health, training manuals and e-learning (NCSS, 2009).
CAMHS in Context: induction to specialist CAMHS. Interactive CD self directed learning (Skills for Health, 2010)
• New Beginnings, emotional well being for Essex universal services workforce (Eastern Development Centre, 2010)
Skills for Health, the Sector Skills Council for health, identified that many of those entering posts within specialist CAMHS did not hold appropriate qualifications and in some cases had not worked within a child and adolescent environment. Cernis won the tender to design and create the common induction programme for specialist CAMHS, underpinned by Skills for Health CAMHS Common Core Functions (Tiers 3 & 4).
The resultant package, available on the web or as a CD ROM, comprises materials for self directed learning and a component for mentoring support for new staff. The CD ROM has been widely taken up across England.