10 000 students learn risks at P.A.R.T.Y

September 13, 2016

Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) has celebrated the milestone of 10 000 students taking part in the award-winning Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y) program.

A special event to mark the milestone and the 10th anniversary of the program, was led by Minister for Health John Day and Deputy Premier and Road Safety Minister Liza Harvey. 

The P.A.R.T.Y program educates young people about the dangers of alcohol consumption and high-risk behaviour with the aim of teaching them to recognise these risks, and to make informed choices about their activities and behaviours.

"The program highlights the stark reality of how quickly what seems like a good time can go bad," Mr Day said.

In addition to the core program, the RPH team have also led the establishment of outreach and rural programs, tailored to provide targeted preventive education in response to community demand.

The Ministers met students from Kolbe Catholic College before announcing funding from the Road Trauma Trust Account to support the 2016-17 program.