Graeme Holdsworth was an Architect who spent most of his career in Project Management. He has been Project Director for major building projects throughout Australia, for both the private sector and government, including No.1 Martin Place, Sydney, and Crown Casino, Melbourne.
He is retired due, in large part, to severe depression, which saw him lose his career, marriage, and nearly his life through a suicide attempt.
Since his recovery, rather than attempting to return to his old career, he has used his lived experience working for suicide prevention.
He was on the Expert Advisory Group to the National Suicide Prevention Adviser to the Prime Minister
Currently, he is co-chair of the Victorian Government Suicide Prevention and Response Expert Advisory Committee and a member of the Commonwealth Government National Suicide Prevention Office Advisory Board and the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Senior Officials Group.
Along with his roles at Suicide Prevention Australia, he is also part of lived experience advisory groups with Lifeline, Black Dog Institute, and Beyondblue.
Member of Governance Committee, Policy Committee, the Victoria and Tasmania Joint State Committee, and the Lived Experience Panel.