Off the Wall: Young People’s Experiences with their GP’s & Survey

Logo InterchangeHealthwatch Sheffield logoI usually don’t talk about what I do outside the blog, but I your guys help. I am currently conducting a survey about, you guessed it, young people’s experiences with their GP’s (general practitioners). This data is being gathered in order to present to GP’s the thoughts and views of young people ages 14 to 25 in the UK.

If you are willing to take part and match the 14-25 age range and are using UK based health servies/ GP’s, here is the survey link. It only takes around 5 minuets to complete.

The survey is being conducted on behalf of Interchange Sheffield & Healthwatch. Interchange being a counselling service for young people & the organisation I am working with and Healthwatch being the Offcom of the doctoring world, if you will.

Here is some more info about Interchange & the project:

Interchange is an Emotional Well-being service that provides a therapy and counselling service for young people aged 13-25. We work from Star House and in schools and community setting throughout Sheffield.

We are part of a pilot initiative called GP Champions. This is a three-year project funded by the Department of Health.
It is run by the Association for Young People’s Health in co-ordination with the charity Youth Access and the RCGP Adolescent Health Group. Its aim is to transform the delivery of health services for young people by creating innovative new links between GPs and local voluntary organisations. GPs will benefit from getting more options for referring young people and help with commissioning. The project promotes young people’s health needs within the commissioning agenda and supports improvements to address these.

I would hugely appreciate if you took part. A lot of people suffer in silence.  Hopefully doing this and gathering information will help us find way for a lot of young people to feel able to reach out for help

For those who are not based in the UK, I am sorry! I would appreciate if you shared this as far as you can. I have a deadline of the 2nd of June and then I need to collate all of the answers (Hmmm data…).

Thank you in advance and feel free to ask me anything!

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