GP Champs

YPAS GP CHAMPS Health & Well-being Project in partnership with Brownlow Health Practice is designed for young people by young people offering wrap-around support on physical and mental health.

GP Champs Liverpool is a Youth Health Project run by YPAS aimed at young people aged 12 – 25 years who are experiencing difficulties with their physical and/or mental health. The idea is that a young person can access an appointment with our GP and if needs have additional 1:1 support from an experienced Information, Advice and Guidance worker who may offer ideas on social prescribing and/or work alongside the GP and young person to provide robust wrap-around support to meet the young person’s needs.

What are your opening times?

GP Surgery: 1st Wednesday of the month 3.30pm-6pm

Information Advice and Guidance (1:1) support offered Mon-Fri

Outreach psycho-social education and self-help programmes on offer. Inquire with GP Champs worker for more info

Where do you see young people?

YPAS’s city centre venue: 36 Bolton Street, L3 5LX and schools.

What do you offer?

GP Surgery: 1st Wednesday of the month 3.30pm-6pm. GP Consultation &· Health Checks.

Information Advice and Guidance: Support to specialist agencies, goal-based support, Information, Advice, Guidance,  Young person’s steering group meeting (monthly), sexual health; C-Card (condom distribution scheme)

Outreach psycho-social education and self-help programmes to schools: · Looking After Yourself · Supporting Your Friends · Reaching Out · Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health · Self-Harm · Understanding and Managing Anger · Food and Mood · Managing Stress · Healthy Relationships · Thinking and Feeling · When Bad Things Happen · Mental Health Awareness · Challenging Stigma · Promoting Health and Wellbeing.

CAB- Advice on Prescription is available through the GP Champs Health and wellbeing project for parents, carers and any family member over the age of 16. The aim is to provide practical advice and support for those family members vulnerable to mental ill-health.
Improving patients’ health and well-being by offering CAB advice on:

  • Welfare benefits
  • Debt matters
  • Money management
  • Housing matters

All advice and support is free and confidential.

Those with long term health problems or disabilities, the unemployed and low paid, parents of young children, carers, those experiencing or attempting to flee domestic abuse, those experiencing problems related to housing, employment, benefits, tax credits, money and debt issues.
Referrals are quick and simple, with only the most basic information required name, postcode and contact number – that’s it!
Once referred, they will be contacted by a CAB adviser who will arrange an appointment for them.

What will happen at the first appointment?

An introduction to YPAS is given at the first appointment as well as a full assessment to make sense of the young person’s needs – once the needs are identified an appropriate service will be offered.

Depending on what service you receive e.g. GP 1-1 A diagnosis or prescription can be made and / or ongoing weekly IAG support.