Matthew Johnstone is a best-selling author and an advocate for mental health awareness. Drawing on his own experiences with depression, he has developed successful creative educational programs on understanding mental health, and resilience for schools, communities, eHealth and the work place.
Matthew works extensively with corporates as well as leaders in mental health and wellbeing, among them Black Dog Institute and The Golden Door Elysia.
I have had ongoing feedback since your presentation from all sides of the office about both the standard of the presentation and the deep-reaching content. New faces of openness and freer spirits, new conversations with unpractised confidence in the workplace are a noticeable consequence of the detail and honesty of your research and experience. Investec Conference organizer
Matthew was a hit. People listen to survivors. But Matthew’s presentation was more than a single survivor’s story — it was a guy’s story that had universality, told with humour and illustrated with fantastic graphics. Matthew’s presentation at our Seminar Series was the highlight of the programme, very well-rated on the evaluations … None of the written comments noted how funny his presentation was but that was what made it easy to listen to. The audience was often in whoops of laughter. Blacktown City Mental Health
Having attended many staff development presentations over the last 15 years I would rate Matthew’s presentation as one of the most engaging and relevant presentations. Matthew is an engaging and charismatic presenter – deriving not only from his personality and experience in presenting but also from an evident passion to educate people on the topic mental illness and importantly to seek out early intervention. The Scots College, Sydney
What is unique and stand out about the way Matthew presents is that the entire presentation is illustrated; the images are poignant, often funny but get to the core of what is being discussed. He enlightens and informs with creative visuals and inspiring metaphors. This is the 2nd time Alumni have had Matthew speak; he comes with our highest recommendation.