Spotlight: Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth Program

May 3, 2021

A large proportion of preventing injury comes down to empowering people to make the right decision for themselves and ultimately supporting the safety of those around them. The Injury Matters Outstanding Achievement Empowering WA to Prevent Injury or Support Recovery Award recognises the importance of this empowerment.

In 2021 the winner of this Award was the Royal Perth Hospital Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth Program.  

David Beattie (Injury Matters), Kellie Christie (Royal Perth Hospital), Kath Blackman (Royal Perth Hospital), Lilian Camilleri (Royal Perth Hospital), and Sandy Lukjanowski (Injury Matters).
David Beattie (Injury Matters), Kellie Christie (Royal Perth Hospital), Kath Blackman (Royal Perth Hospital), Lilian Camilleri (Royal Perth Hospital), and Sandy Lukjanowski (Injury Matters).

The P.A.R.T.Y program provides an avenue for Western Australian high school students to experience the journey of a trauma patient from a hospital’s Emergency Department through to the Trauma Wards. In doing this the program also provides an opportunity for trauma survivors to share their perspective and the story behind their injuries.  

By promoting injury prevention through reality education, the P.A.R.T.Y program enables youth to recognise risk, make informed choices and learn about potential traumatic consequences.   

The P.A.R.T.Y program has reached an impressive number of young Western Australian’s, helping to empower them to make informed decisions and ultimately reduce the rate of preventable injuries. The program has been delivered in Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Katanning, Midland and Perth, with additional students and community members attending a mobile outreach version of the program. 

Injury Matters congratulates Royal Perth Hospital for the success of the P.A.R.T.Y program and for winning the 2021 Outstanding Achievement Empowering WA to Prevent Injury or Support Recovery Award.