Engagement

The basics

  1. Why is engagement important? Listen to young people speak about the role of their GP below.
  2. Listen to some dos and don'ts around engaging young people - video below.
  3. Tips on engagement and look at the videos below on poor engagement/good engagement videos.
  4. Address confidentiality issues and concerns.
  5. Involve family and friends, depending on the young person's age, stage of development, wishes and circumstances. View more on considerations around confidentiality in minors.

Considerations for engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people

  1. Adopt the holistic Social and Emotional Wellbeing approach to healthcare when engaging with a Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young person.
  2. See video below of Dr. Mark Wenitong discussing how to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People.
  3. Watch video below of Dr Mark Wenitong discuss how to assess Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

Considerations for engaging LBGTIQ young people

Young people who are same sex attracted face some unique challenges as they progress through adolescence and young adulthood. It is important to develop an understanding of these challenges in order to provide an inclusive, affirmative service for same sex attracted clients.

  1. Engage in sensitive care .
  2. What do I need to know if a young person is same-sex attracted?

Other at risk young people

Some groups are at higher risk of developing a mental health issue or find it harder to seek help when they need it. These include Young people at risk of homelessness, and young men.

How My Doctor Helps Me

 

Dos and Don'ts for GPs Seeing Young People

 

Example of Poor Engagement Between a GP and a Young Person

 

Example of Good Engagement Between a GP and a Young Person

 

Engaging an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Young Person

 

Assessing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People