Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Simone Parrott

Phone

0412228580

Website

www.mentalmatters.com.au

Accreditations

Blended Online MHFA Tertiary
Standard MHFA
Standard Refresher Course
Blended Online MHFA Community
Blended Online MHFA Workplace

Location Information

Sydney NSW 2065
Australia

States Available In

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Bio

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. and is thrilled to now be specialising in delivering training in Mental Health First Aid for the arts, cultural and entertainment sector, and related industries.

Her credits span commercial and not for profit productions, fundraising, community and special events, concert presentations, musical theatre and other theatrical productions, which include The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and Rent (Cameron Mackintosh), 50th Anniversary Snowy River Reunion Project (Julie Brooks + Company), Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the XXVII Olympiad (SOCOG), Singin’ In The Rain (David Atkins Enterprises & IMG), Oliver! (IMG & Cameron Mackintosh), Cabaret (IMG & Namco), Jamie Oliver ‘Live’ Happy Days Tour (IMG & Tim Etchells) Renée Fleming in Recital (IMG), Slava’s Snowshow (Back Row Productions & IMG) and José Carreras in Concert - the Official Opening of Singapore’s Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay (IMG), The Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts 2003 (AEIA), Inaugural Sydney & Melbourne Affordable Art Shows (Single Market Events), Santa’s Kingdom (David Atkins Enterprises, Garry Van Egmond & ICA), The Sleeping Beauty on Ice (ICA & Imperial Russian Ice Stars), Discovery After Dark (NSW Premiers Department - Office of Protocol and Special Events), The Trendwest Sydney Kings 3-Peat Celebration Ball, also benefiting the National Aboriginal Sports Corporation (Markson Sparks), World Premiere tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage (Jacobsen Entertainment), the launch of Kookaburra – The National Musical Theatre Company.

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), before undertaking A Musical Send Off (Arena Management) and The 8th Annual Helpmann Awards - 2008 (LPA) and the Breast Wishes Gala Concert benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation (The Not For Profit Production Company). Her credits also include the World Premiere tour of Breast Wishes – An Uplifting Musical (Bien-Etre Productions), The 9th Annual Helpmann Awards - 2009 (LPA), Parky The One-Man Show (SEL), The Motown Event (SEL) The 10th Annual Helpmann Awards – 2010 and General Manager for Parky & Frost (SEL) with Sir Michael Parkinson and Sir David Frost. Simone co-produced the 2011 regional tour of Breast Wishes – An Uplifting Musical (Bien-Etre Productions) as well as the role of Casting Coordinator for international productions of How To Train Your Dragon & King Kong (Global Creatures) and a second contract as the Acting General Manager at The Australian Theatre For Young People (atyp). She is also the former Chair and Board Member of Hayes Theatre Co, established in 2013.

More recently, she has delivered 53 community events under the Major Community Events Program for Marrickville Council, now Inner West Council, including Marrickville Festival 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018, Annual Bali Memorial Service 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018, Dulwich Hill Community Fair 2012 & 2013, Dulwich Hill Village Fair 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018, Australia Day Celebrations 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016, Australia Day 2017 & 2018, International Women’s Day 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017, Bairro Portugues Petersham Food & Wine Fair 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 and Celebrate 2044 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018, Fanny Durack Pool Opening 2013, Remembrance Day & Lone Pine Planting 2014, SES Headquarters Official Opening 2015, Marrickville Medal and Urban Photography Awards 2015 & 2016 and Marrickville Remembers 2015 (Marrickville Council), WWII Memorial Unveiling 2016, Footprints Ecofestival 2017, Built Environment Awards 2017 & 2018 and Carnival of Cultures 2017 & 2018, and recently delivered the 75th Anniversary Celebrations for the National Trust of Australia (NSW). She is currently delivery both accredited and non-accredited Mental Health First Aid training throughout New South Wales for the Australian Red Cross.

Simone also 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 as well as a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment a Masters in Adult Education from The University of Technology, Sydney, and a Certificate III in Floristry from Northern Sydney TAFE.

With a solid understanding of the unique challenges found across the arts and cultural industries, she provides comprehensive Mental Health First Aid training in this area and wishes to make a lasting impact on supporting those across the sector and the organisations and educational institutions which shape them.

Upcoming Courses | Instructing

Dates Instructor Location Course Type Status
16/01/2022 - 16/01/2022 Simone Parrott
Delivered Online
Zoom screen near you.
Crows Nest NSW 2065
Australia
Refresher Standard MHFA Standard Refresher Course Registration Open
22/01/2022 - 23/01/2022 Simone Parrott
TBC - Adelaide
Central Business District Venue
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Registration Open
29/01/2022 - 30/01/2022 Simone Parrott
TBC - Melbourne
Central Business District Venue
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Registration Open
05/02/2022 - 06/02/2022 Simone Parrott
Delivered Online
Zoom screen near you.
Crows Nest NSW 2065
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Community Blended Online MHFA Community Registration Open
19/02/2022 - 20/02/2022 Simone Parrott
TBC - Sydney
Crows Nest
Sydney NSW 2065
Australia
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Registration Open
05/03/2022 - 06/03/2022 Simone Parrott
TBC - Brisbane
Central Business District Venue
Brisbane QLD 4000
Australia
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Registration Open
02/04/2022 - 03/04/2022 Simone Parrott
TBC - Canberra
Central Business District Venue
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Registration Open
22/04/2022 - 29/04/2022 Simone Parrott
TBC - Sydney
Crows Nest
Sydney NSW 2065
Australia
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Registration Open