‘Here’s a Thought’ supports the mental health and wellbeing of young people and their communities by harnessing their voice – one thought at a time.

Why ‘Here’s a Thought’?

  • To equip young people with wellbeing insights to successfully navigate school and life;

  • To empower teenagers to address and ease their biggest worries;

  • To help schools grow safe, inclusive and resilient communities;

  • To understand and harness student voice on important wellbeing matters;

  • To inform school leadership teams as they make strategic wellbeing decisions.

Meet our team

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Matt Johnstone

Founder of ‘Here’s a Thought’ – current

Founder of Drawn from Experience – current

International best selling author and illustrator of 9 books

Highly sort after mental health and well-being speaker

Finalist for the Australian Mental Health Awards – 2018

Creative Director at the Black Dog Institute 2009 – 2016

Created the most viewed video in the history of the W.H.O – 2015

High awarded advertising creative Sydney, San Francisco, New York – 1994 – 2008

Diploma in Fine Arts 1992

Marketing and School Partnerships

Olivia Matis

Marketing and Sales Consultant- current

StartMate Womens Fellowship Coach 2022

Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager, Refundid 2022

Mental Health Advocacy Group Creator 2020

Senior Destination Manager, GetYourGuide 2019-21

Marketing and Projects Manager Dreams2Live4 (Charity) 2018-19

Boarding School Tutor and Supervisor, MacKillop College 2017

B Communications/ B Business Charles Sturt University

Education & Wellbeing Director

David Bott

Cofounder of The Wellbeing Distillery – current

Director of the Positive Education Schools Association (PESA) board – current

Board member of the UAE Government’s Dubai Future Council for Education – current

Sought-after speaker, author and education consultant in the field of Wellbeing Science

International best-selling author, 10 Things Schools Get Wrong, 2020

Associate Director of Geelong Grammar School’s Institute of Positive Education 2016 – 2021

15 years of practical teaching experience in Australia and the UK

Post Grad Diploma Psychology, 2010.

Mental Health Advisor

Dr Georgiana Cameron

Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Senior Mental Health Clinician, Community Health

Director, Storykind Psychology

Content Creator Posii

Freelance Writer

Research Manager, Institute of Positive Education Geelong Grammar School

Facilitator and Speaker

Coach and Consultant

Youth Advisor, Art Recruiter & Artist

Abby Mae

Finalist in Art Express – 2022

Exhibited Smart Expressions Chatswood – 2022

Exhibited and Finalist in the Mosman Art Prize – 2017, 2019, 2020, 2022

Lead artist on the Kind Schools Project – 2022

Completed High School – 2021

Band 6 in HSC Visual Arts – 2021

Senior Art Prize – 2021

Illustrated her first published book Mitten the Kitten – 2016

Co-Founder & Head of Technology

Andrew McCallum

CTO of Compeat Nutrition – current

Angel Investor & mentor Compliance Fox 2018 (acquired 2020)

Entrepreneur-in-residence at StartHouse100 startup incubator  2017-2018

Co-Founder of REFFIND 2014-2017 (ASX listed 2015)

Founding Partner of Digital4ge 2014-2017 (acquired 2017)

Digital Technical Director at NOW Comms Group 2010-2014

Created mTaxi – Australia’s first mobile taxi booking application 2008

IT Manager Cabcharge Group 2003-2010

Education & Wellbeing Director

Justin Robinson

Cofounder of The Wellbeing Distillery – current

Board member of the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) – current

Inaugural Director of Geelong Grammar’s Institute of Positive Education 2014 – 2021

Consultant, trainer and speaker in the field of Applied Wellbeing in Schools

Honorary Fellow University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education

Listed in The Australian Educator’s ‘Top 50 Hot List’ 2017

25 years of practical teaching experience in Australia and the UK

Master of Education 1998

altMBA 2020


Jen Boxer

Creative Partner boxercox (2004 - 2022)

Creative Founding Member of wipasnapa 2006-2008

Blue Tree Design - Design Director (1993-1995)

George Patterson Bates - Art Director (1995 - 1997)

Foster Nunn Lovedear - Associate Creative Director (1998 - 2001)

Euro RSCG SIngapore - Creative Director Direct & Digital (2001 - 2003)

Batey Singapore - Creative Director Digital (2003 - 2004)

At ‘Here’s a Thought’ we:

  • Listen to the worries of young people;

  • Design powerful images and messages to address worries and inspire change;

  • Harvest targeted student data to help schools grow an inclusive, connected and resilient community;

  • Support school communities to make positive change.

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