Matthew Johnstone has written, illustrated and photographed nine books, six of which have been local and international best sellers.
Matthew is a passionate mental health and wellbeing advocate he spends much of his time on the speaking circut.
Matthew has done creative consultancy for the Black Dog Institute, The Golden Door Elysia, Geelong Grammar, the government of Norway, CommBank, Sydney Trains and many other major corporates. He develops and delivers illustrated programs, videos and talks on mental health, resilience and wellbeing.
His work has been endorsed by Stephen Fry, Edward de Bono, the World Health Organisation and Google. He was one of 6 finalists in the presitigious 2018 Australia Mental Health Award sponsored by the University of NSW.
Matthew created a video based on I Had a Black Dog for Mental Health Awareness Month, for the World Health Organisation. It is the most viewed video in the history of W.H.O and has had over 30 million views on their Youtube and Face Book feeds.
Matthew has dedicated his life to living well and inspiring others by “flicking switches with pictures.”
Matthew Johnstone is a passionate, well seasoned keynote speaker who has delivered talks all over Australia and the world. He has addressed 87 countries at the World Health Organisation in Geneva on the power of imagery in telegraphing mental health and wellbeing strategies. He has done book and speaking tours of Iceland and the UK, as well as delivering a series of talks to Google in New York. Whether it’s a keynote, a workshop or a breakout session, Matthew is happiest when he is inspiring others to a live a life fully with wellbeing, meaning and purpose.