Grace Sholl

Mental health advocate and aspiring psychologist

2024 QLD Young Australian of the Year Nominee

Grace Sholl decided to become a psychologist in her early teens. She wanted to help people like her parents, who were both in the military, and later, people like herself who struggled with their mental health. 

Now holding a Bachelor of Psychology and completing a Master of Suicidology, Grace is putting her lived experience of physical illness, mental illness and suicide, at the service of others.  

She is involved in government and non-government advocacy programs including Headspace, Beyond Blue, Roses in the Ocean and Queensland Health. Grace is also a youth advocate with the Queensland Family and Child Commission and sits on the Queensland LGBTIQ+ Roundtable. 

Grace was appointed as a Millenium Fellow for the Class of 2020 by the United Nations Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network. She is a recipient of the Out For Australia - BCG 30 Outstanding Individuals Under 30 award, celebrating contribution to the LGBTQI+ community.