RHPC provides the following services:
1] Child & Adolescent Psychology Service (CAPS) - Led by Mrs Pauline Riley-Hunte, with a Senior Assistant Psychologist, Assistant Psychologist, and clinically trained HCPC registered ‘Associates’, who all specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and remediation of children and young people with a wide range of learning, educational, emotional, physical and mental health conditions. CAPS sees a number of children and young people each day, over a 4 day clinic. The service specialises in the assessment, remediation and ongoing support, for people with neurodevelopmental conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), ADHD and a range of co-existing conditions. Referrals come largely from private neurodevelopmental community paediatricians, child psychiatrists, schools, private educationalists and social care. Self–referrals from parents within the UK and abroad.
2] Health and Well-Being Practice - Led by Bazil Hunte and RHPC’s health and well-being Associates, who are committed to developing health and fitness awareness within GP surgeries, schools, community groups and social services. Specific hard to reach populations are targeted and prioritised, especially the elderly, people with obesity, diabetes, circulatory conditions, stress, anxiety and depression. The service also provides a unique ’Osteogenic Loading’ bone and muscle strengthening programme, the first of its kind in the UK. It is a private venture, working in collaboration with NHS GP clinics.
3] Parenting Projects - RHPC Directors are parent facilitators and trainers and are particularly committed to the NHS ‘Solihull Approach’ way of working. Most Associates have been trained by RHPC in the ‘2 day Solihull Foundation Approach’ which ensures that everyone working within the consultancy, demonstrate the highest levels of care and respect for our clients, through the use of 'Solihull Approach' language, principles and shared understanding. They are also experienced group facilitators of other parenting courses, such as ‘Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities’ and ‘Webster Stratton’. They have also designed and implemented a number of parent training programme.
4] Project Development UK - RHPC has set up many community focused projects both in the UK and Internationally. For example:-
- ‘Conflict Resolution and Mediation Program’ for young people with challenging behaviours. This program has corresponding training workshops for parents/carers and professionals and was initially written by RHPC for the Attorney General’s Office in Barbados who were concerned with the increasing levels of aggression among young people. Its target population was the Youth Offending Service (YOS) and pupils attending the Ministry of Education’s ‘Pupil Referral Units’ (PRUs), excluded pupils and school refusers. The project, which began in 2004, is now going into its 12th year.
- Hackney Social Services’ ‘Community Intervention Team’ 2002, CIT) Parenting Mentor program – where volunteers are matched to parents and families in need.
- Newham College 2010-2012, Autism Consultant / joint Project Lead of a newly built autism centre for 20 students, age 16 to 25, with autism and complex needs.
5] Project Development - International RHPC has been involved in a wide range of international work including projects. For example:-
- UNICEF, on parenting education, training professionals and parents, to run parent groups facilitation skills.
- UNICEF project based in Dominica on ‘violence against children’, a project looking at ‘sexual abuse against children across the Caribbean’.
- 3Di and ADOS training in 2012, for professionals from five Caribbean countries, based in Barbados and delivered by trainers from Great Ormond Street.
- Training on behaviour management for primary and secondary school principals.
6] Training –RHPC’s Directors have a long history of delivering training at local, national and international level
7] Fundraising - RHPC is committed to fundraising for different charities.
8] Research - A longitudinal project on Nutrition, between Harvard University and the Barbados Ministry of Health. (Barbados Psychology Lead Assessor from 2004-2009).