“Asking for help is the most important thing you can do.” Micah Scott is the Chief Executive Officer of Minus18, an organisation that supports LGBTQ young people in Australia through preventative mental health support, education, advocacy and leadership development.

Scott grew up near Victoria’s Dandenong Mountains and moved to Melbourne when he was 20 years old. He found life in Dandenong rather isolating: “I was the only gay kid that I knew… I’m not aware of anyone in my social circles from back then who is queer themself,” he said.

These days, when not working, Scott enjoys spending time with his friends, his partner, his chosen family. He said, “I think that filling your life with amazing people and that connection.