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Getting Help from a GP (Doctor)

What your GP can help you with


Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Targeted Drugs:


Reach Out.


Video length: 8:06

This video explains how GPs work, how they can help, and what young people can expect when making an appointment, including costs and confidentiality.

Expected Benefits

  • Increased awareness of support services.

Evidence Base

Expert Review*:

This video was developed specifically for teenagers, and effectively demystifies the process of seeing a GP. It includes specific information on costs, Medicare billing and making appointments, with specific attention to confidentiality. The material was filmed in NSW, but the information is relevant across Australia. The video make doctors seem non-threatening and accessible, and may help teenagers feel more confident to seek help. It is well produced, uses a mix of actors and community members from diverse backgrounds, and is set against a narrative that is relevant and relatable for young people. While this video does not explicitly discuss drugs and alcohol, it may encourage young people with substance use or mental health issues to seek help.

* Review provided by researchers at the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of Sydney.

Page last reviewed: 7 November 2019.