P.A.R.T.Y. Program

The Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y) Program is an injury prevention initiative run at Royal Perth Hospital. Once a week during the school year, a group of young adults aged 14 to 18 visit RPH to learn about trauma, i.e. injury.

The P.A.R.T.Y Program provides useful, relevant information to young people to help them recognise potential injury-causing situations and make informed prevention-oriented choices about activities. It is also designed to help them adopt behaviours and actions that minimise risk.

In order to completely involve the students in the experience of injury and recovery, the group is taken through the common course of injury and treatment of someone involved in a trauma, often due to risk-taking behaviours.

A variety of teaching techniques are used, including interactive lectures, videos, role-play, as well as tours of the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit and a trauma ward. The students also have the chance to meet an injury survivor and see first-hand what it would be like to be injured.

The P.A.R.T.Y Program would not be possible without the support of Road Safety Commission, St John Ambulance, Synapse, Mission Australia and Paraplegic Benefit Fund (PBF).

Last Updated: 17/03/2023