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.
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.
Jono holds an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Public Health, and has a background in child psychology and human rights. During his time at ReachOut, Jono has provided training to Indonesia on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and co-authored a report for UNICEF on the situation of children and women living in Cambodia.