Graeme Holdsworth is an architect who spent most of his career in project management. He was a project director for major building projects throughout Australia, for the private and government sectors, including No.1 Martin Place, Sydney and Crown Casino, Melbourne. He is now retired, largely due to severe depression, which saw him lose his career, marriage and nearly his life through a suicide attempt. Since his recovery, he has decided, rather than attempting to go back to his old career, to use his lived experience to work in suicide prevention.
He holds various roles with Suicide Prevention Australia, including being a member of the Suicide Prevention Australia Board, the Chair of the Victoria and Tasmania Joint State Committee and a member of the Policy Committee. He is also a member of the Lifeline Lived Experience Advisory Group, a Black Dog Institute Lived Experience Advisor and was a member of the Expert Advisory Group to the National Suicide Prevention Adviser to the Prime Minister.