Seeing the GP: Advice and tips for young people

Resources and Information

Association for Young People's Health (AYPH)
The Association for Young People’s Health is the UK’s leading charity working to improve the health and wellbeing of 10-24 year olds. AYPH aims to improve young people’s health services by improving practice with health professionals, encouraging young people’s participation, providing research and evidence and inputting to national policy.

British Youth Council
The British Youth Council (BYC) is the National Youth Council of the UK. It’s a youth-led charity that aims to empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. BYC supports young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, to make a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders.

NHS Choices
NHS Choices is the official website of the National Health Service in England. It has become the UK's biggest health website and aims to be a world-leading, multi-channel service for everyone engaging with the NHS and social care. 

NHS England
NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. They set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care. They also have a Youth Forum.
Telephone: 0300 311 22 33
Email: england.contactus@nhs.net

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
RCGP is a professional membership body and guardian of standards for family doctors in the UK, working to promote excellence in primary healthcare. The RCGP Adolescent Health Group meets to share ideas and news about issues related to the health of young people up to the age of 25 and plan new projects.

Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)
RSPH works closely with its members, the public health workforce and wider community to develop and implement a wide range of policy and projects to educate and empower individuals and effect change. It works with a wide variety of young people’s services, including local authorities, schools and colleges, youth centres and organisations, charities and community groups, and has developed a national network of young people’s health and wellbeing services, resources and points of information.

Tel: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hrs 7 days a week)
Samaritans’ volunteers listen confidentially and without judging to anyone in any type of emotional distress.

Young Minds
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. It campaigns, researches and influences policy and practice.

Online resources
A guide preparing young people for their first visit to the GP to talk about their mental health

A website for young people with long-term conditions moving to adult health care services

A toolkit for GPs, produced by Association of Young People’s Health

A film made by young people: Evolve - mental health and peer support

RCGP information for young people:
Talk to us – a guide for young people
General Health and Medicine resources

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