Help your children to spread the P.A.R.T.Y message to their siblings and friends and encourage them to make good decisions.
If your child is coming to the hospital for the P.A.R.T.Y program, you can help us to continue the P.A.R.T.Y message by talking to your children about the program.
Ask them about what they saw, how it made them feel and how it might change their actions and decisions in the future.
The program emphasises that the choices they make can sometimes cause traumatic injuries (broken bones, brain damage, spine injuries) to themselves or others. As you know, this would not only affect them, but you and your whole family. It is important that the P.A.R.T.Y message continues beyond the program. Help your children to spread the message to their siblings and friends and encourage them to make good decisions.
The P.A.R.T.Y program can be a confronting experience for students. If your child is overwhelmed by the experience or you would like further information, you can view the websites and information booklets ADD LINKS. You can also contact your child’s school or contact us at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
If you, or some one you know, is interested in supporting the P.A.R.T.Y program please contact us.
About the program
Find out more about the P.A.R.T.Y program.
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What parents have said
"Great for young people to learn 'It can happen to me'"
"Not in my wildest dreams did I think that I would be called into the emergency department to say goodbye to my 17 year old daughter"
"I will remember the presentation from the injury survivor because it was so powerful to learn how one decision can change someone’s life forever".
In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.