Youth Friendly General Practice
These resources promote young people’s access to General Practice.
Resources for young people
- Play Safe website – provides health and referral information for young people.
- Youth Friendly General Practice video – helps young people understand how to access General Practice.
- Set Yourself Free! – posters and wallet cards encourage young people to get their own Medicare card from the age of 15.
- We keep it zipped – posters and wallet cards let young people know services are confidential.
- Rights of Young People in Healthcare Services poster and Be in the Know: Rights of Young People in Healthcare video let young people know about their rights accessing services.
Resources for clinicians
- The Youth Health Resource Kit (2014) and Adolescent Health GP Resource Kit (2008) have chapters on sexual health, psycho-social risk assessments (HEEADSS) with young people and a youth friendly general practice checklist.
- The Youth Friendly Checklist for Heatlh Services supports health services to review, plan and evaluate youth health services and programs.
- Youth Friendly Better Practice Framework Factsheets provide more information to assist with completing the checklist.
- Publicly Funded Sexual Health Services provide STI testing, treatment and access to free condoms. They can also support local GPs and Primary Health Care organisations in providing STI services.
- A review of current and relevant literature on sexual and reproductive health services for young people (Family Planning Victoria, 2014)
- Potential roles for practice nurses in preventive care for young people (Hart et al, 2012)
Resources for trainers
- The Youth Friendly General Practice Training Toolkit aims to equip general practice staff with the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to effectively engage young people, assess and identify their health issues and concerns, and provide appropriate intervention and management for their health problems, including sexual health. The Training Toolkit uses experiential learning activities, such as role plays, case studies and small group discussions.