GP Champs

GP CHAMPS Health & Well-being Project is a Liverpool Project designed for young people by young people offering wrap around support on physical and mental health.


What is the service?

GP Champs Liverpool is a partnership with Brownlow Health Practice


What do you do?

GP Champs (YPAS)Liverpool is a Youth Health Project 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 be 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 rpobust wrap-around support to meet the young person’s needs.


What age group does your service work with?

12-25 years old


Do you work with other family members?

Yes – If consent is given by the young person we are working with.

 

Are you limited to working with people from a specific geographical area?

GP Champs (YPAS) is based on the geographical location of the young persons G.P – GP practice located in Liverpool


Who would someone ask for in the first instance?

The caller would ask the receptionist to put them through to the GP Champs Project worker


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


Can you be contacted out-of-hours?

The GP Champs project (YPAS) can be contacted . Mon-Fri


Do you have appointments outside working hours?

N/A


Do you have drop-in facilities?

N/A


Where do you see young people?

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


Do you take referrals directly from children/young people, parents/carers?

Yes – YPAS takes self-referrals, which means making a referral direct to YPAS.


If not, how can people refer in to your service?

N/A


Who else can make referrals to you?

GP Champs (YPAS) takes referrals from friends, parents, carers and family members, we also take referrals from any professional with the consent of the young person


What kinds of things do you help with?

Any physical, mental or emotional wellbeing issues that is impacting on the young person’s life can be discussed with an experienced GP.


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 happens after a referral is made?

Assessment of need is carried followed by Immediate access to the GP and the health drop-in.


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.


What will happen after that?

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


What do you do if a client is not happy with the service?

At the first appointment the young person is fully informed about YPAS’s complaints procedure and supplied with a ‘comments compliments and complaints document which clearly lists how to express views, complaints and comments; this document is also available in YPAS’s reception area.


What skills do your staff have?

GP, Youth Workers, Social Workers and an array of external specialist health professionals attend the drop-in.


Do you offer training in your specialist area?

The young person’s steering group: have designed a training tool aimed at increasing the awareness of GP practice and primary health professional on ‘how to work effectively with young people’.