A P.A.R.T.Y. with a difference – saving young lives at the RAH
Five years ago, when young Emergency Department nurse Lani Hargrave walked into an educational program for young people at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, she had no idea the impact it would have on her life, and the lives of young people in South Australia.
Lani is now Coordinator of the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program in South Australia – an intensive educational program that takes school students on a journey through the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit at the RAH. Over a full day, students follow the story of a young car crash victim and a teenager who has just killed his best mate.
“At the end of the session, every young person walks out with a different perspective on the impact of risk-taking behaviour and a real understanding that the choices they make can save lives” said Lani.
Although the face to face P.A.R.T.Y. Program is currently on hold due to COVID-19, work on the program is continuing – because supporting young people to make safe choices as social restrictions are relaxed will be more important than ever.
You can find out more about the P.A.R.T.Y. Program and register interest in future sessions here.