Graeme Holdsworth is 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 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 decided rather than attempting to go back to his old career, he would use his lived experience working for suicide prevention.
Within Suicide Prevention Australia, he is the Chair of the Victoria and Tasmania Joint State Committee and is a member of the Policy Committee.
Graeme was appointed to the National Suicide Prevention Office Advisory Board (NSPOAB) in 2022.
He is also a member of 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.