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A voice and a choice for our mental health

Visiting your GP

Right Here volunteers have done loads of work to improve the relations between young people and their GP in Brighton and Hove, aimed to improve young people’s experiences of visiting their GP practice:

DR_Logo_NewDoc Ready
We know it can be difficult to talk to people when you’re struggling with your emotions and mental health. Doc Ready was designed with young people to help you prepare what to say when you visit your doctor.

Training for GPs
Our young volunteers have trained doctors, nurses and reception in Brighton and Hove, to improve their communication with young people (especially those experiencing mental health issues) and to build better relationships. Volunteers also facilitated workshops to GP registrars and attendees at the RCGP Adolecent Health Group training day.

Our short film HCI imageHow Can I…? 
This short film was made by young people to help others make the most of their GP appointment by informing them about:

GP research

Click here to find out about our award-winning research into young people’s experiences of visiting their GP.

Academic poster
We helped design this academic poster for the 2013 Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) conference.

Good practice guides
Following in-depth visits to a third of our city’s GP surgeries, we created mugs called The Right Here Guide To Being a Youth-Friendly Practice, and distributed them to GPs all over the city at the CCG event in May 2013.