Our Team
Our Team

Michael Parker


Michael brings a wealth of experience from the youth health sector having previously worked at organisations including headspace, Surf Coast Shire and Department of Education. Michael has been a presenter of Read the Play since the program’s inception before taking on the role as Manager in 2014.

Tayla John

Education Coordinator

Tayla is a registered nurse and qualified mental health clinician who works clinically in public mental health services. Tayla joined the Read The Play team in 2019 in the role of education coordinator. She is focussed on ensuring that the education provided to the community by Read The Play is evidenced-based and in line with clinical recommendations whilst being fun, engaging and accessible to all. Tayla’s career in mental health has been driven by her passion for breaking down stigma and empowering individuals to use their voice to help others.

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Raising awareness of young people’s health issues and guiding them to the relevant support services.

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