Recently, twenty Year 11 students attended the P.A.R.T.Y Program at the Bunbury Hospital.
The Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program is an intensive educational program that takes school students, aged 15-19, on a journey through the Emergency Department (ED) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Bunbury Hospital.
The program originated in an effort to prevent the increasing number of deaths and trauma-related injuries presented to hospitals. It now operates at the Bunbury Hospital as well as other major hospitals across Australia and around the world.
The P.A.R.T.Y. Program aims to increase awareness of risk-related choices that can lead to devastating and traumatic consequences. It was an eye-opening and emotional experience to hear firsthand accounts of risk-related trauma and the 'ripple effect' of these. It inspired careful consideration around risky behaviour.
The participants proudly represented Our Lady of Mercy College and were inspired to share the message of risk prevention with their peers.
Students and Head of Year 11 Mr David Mazza try on Fatal Vision goggles as part of an activity during the P.A.R.T.Y. Program at the Bunbury Hospital.