Mental health affects our daily living, relationships, physical health, and certainly our singing voices. Conditions such as stress, depression, and anxiety can all affect mental health and disrupt a person’s routine. Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute both report a recent significant rise in psychological distress among all Australians, with almost one in four young people now experiencing mental health challenges.
How do we, as singing teachers, deal with mental health concerns in the vocal studio – both our own and those of our students? In this short webinar, Simone Parrott will provide an overview of common concerns and some strategies to deal with them (including when to refer), as well as providing an overview of the Mental Health First Aid course now available widely throughout Australia. As a qualified instructor in this course, as well as an artist and educator, Simone is well placed to speak from first hand experience.
Please note: unfortunately, this webinar is unable to be recorded for later viewing.
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With extensive experience as a Producer, Executive Producer, Associate Producer, Tour Manager, Event Producer, General Manager, Arts Administrator and Lecturer, Simone has worked across all facets of live entertainment and unique special events for more than 25 years. Her credits span commercial and not for profit productions, fundraising, community and special events, concert presentations, musical theatre and other theatrical productions. Simone was the Associate Producer for the World Premiere season of Priscilla Queen of the Desert - the Musical (Priscilla On Stage), The 7th Annual Helpmann Awards - 2007 (LPA), An Audience With Stephen Sondheim (Kookaburra – The National Musical Theatre Company), and Executive Producer for José Carreras In Concert and Tina Arena In Concert: Songs Of Love and Loss (Tim Woods & Spirit Entertainment. More recently, she has delivered 53 community events under the Major Community Events Program for Marrickville Council, now Inner West Council, and recently devised the 75th Anniversary Celebrations for the National Trust of Australia (NSW).
Simone develops education resource kits for musical theatre works and special events as well as course curriculum to train and lecture in Entertainment, Tour, Festival, Event and Project Management and train in Mental Health First Aid. She has a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Theatre from The University of Wollongong, a Masters in Management – Arts Management and a Diploma in Workplace and Vocational Learning from The University of Technology, Sydney, and most recently attained accreditation to deliver the Mental Health First Aid Training course from Mental Health First Aid Australia.