GP Champs

GP CHAMP’S Health & Well-being Project is a Liverpool Project designed for young people by young people.

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 13 – 25 years who are experiencing difficulties with their physical and / or mental health.

What age group does your service work with?

Children aged 13 – 15 years Young Pepole aged 16 – 25 years

Do you work with other family members?

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

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.

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

What are your opening times?

GP Surgery: Thursday 5pm -7pm

Health Drop-in: Thursday 5pm -7pm

Information Advice and Guidance Monday – Thursday 9.30am -7pm Friday 9.30am – 4pm

Outreach psycho-social education and self-help programmes Monday –Friday 9.30am – 4pm

Can you be contacted out-of-hours?

The GP Champs (YPAS) can be contacted . Monday – Thursday (9.30-5pm) Friday 9.30 – 4pm

Do you have appointments outside working hours?


Do you have drop-in facilities?

Yes – Thursdays (5pm – 7pm)

Where do you see young people?

YPAS’s city centre venue 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. Arriving at the weekly drop-in allows a young person to see the GP immediately or receive informal health education within the drop-in.

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


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

What do you offer?

GP Surgery: (Thursday 5pm -7pm) · GP Consultation &· Health Checks.

Sexual Health Advice Health Drop-in: (Thursday 5pm -7pm) · Psycho-social education and self-help programmes aimed at building resilience and improving health.

Information Advice and Guidance: · Support to specialist agencies, · goal based support, · Information, · Advice ,· Guidance,  Young person’s steering group meeting (monthly)

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.

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 or health drop-in. 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’.