A member of the original team that launched ReachOut in 1998, Jono Nicholas is one of Australia’s most prominent and passionate advocates for the mental health of young people. Jono is driven by the belief that rethinking the approach to mental health care in Australia will allow all young people to access help during tough times.
Central to Jono’s vision is alleviating the pressure on traditional mental health care options by embracing the scale that is realised through digital self-help services like ReachOut. Since joining the organisation as director of programs, Jono has helped transform ReachOut (then Inspire Foundation) into Australia’s leading youth mental health service. Following his pivotal role in establishing ReachOut in Australia and then Ireland, Jono was appointed as CEO of ReachOut Australia in 2010.