What good adolescent healthcare looks like

Talk to us

The RCGP Adolescent Health Group has developed a series of leaflets on the topic of young patients visiting the GP in their own.

Talk to us - a guide for young people 

This leaflet explains to young patients what they can talk to their GP about and that the information is kept confidential.

Talk to us - a guide for parents and carers 

This leaflet lets parents and carers know that young people can come to the GP on their own, or with a friend, and that the GP will keep that information confidential, similar to any other patient.

For those interested in seeing how putting the theory, reports, education and training might look in the real world, then this section of the website is for you.

We hope that this page will be the most dynamic as we gathers news and evidence of good practice of Youth Mental Health and the management of young people’s health in general.

Right Here Brighton and Hove: a project led by young people aged  16–25, which promotes the mental and emotional wellbeing of young people in this age group, hosting free activities for people between 16-25, creating multimedia campaigns and resources to help young people and providing volunteering opportunities for young people.

The Well Centre, is a youth health centre, designed by young people, in Streatham, set up by a local GP, who is a member of the RCGP Adolescent Health Group. It is where young people can drop-in to see a youth worker, counsellor or doctor. 

No appointment is needed, young people can just turn up to discuss any health concerns or worries in a safe and confidential space.

The Circle Room, located in Lewes, Sussex, this is a totally confidential clinic for young people, to talk about any sexual health or contraception concerns. They are open to listen to and advise anyone under the age of 25 years, either as a drop in service or advance appointment. Young people don't need to be registered with the associated surgeries.

The GP Champions Project a three year project funded by the Department of Health, run by the Association for Young People’s Health in co-ordination with the charity Youth Access and the RCGP Adolescent Health Group. Its aim is to create innovative links between GPs and local voluntary organisations and promote young people’s health needs within the commissioning agenda.

Watch an interview with Dr Sharmila Parks – an independent video produced by Washington Mind Charity, with the interview being conducted by a young person who is also MIND volunteer. Dr Parks is a member of the RCGP Adolescent Health Group.

If you would like us to feature your project then please contact circ@rcgp.org.uk.

You can find additional resources on the child and adolescent health and mental health resource pages.



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