About Us

The majority of young people who contact us share lived experience with suicide grief, have struggled or are currently struggling with a mental health condition, or are disengaged from mainstream education.


Without help and early intervention, the consequences can be tragic.

You only need to ask Mary Galouzis, our founder, who, after experiencing the suicide of her teenage brother, vowed to create spaces for young people where they can feel safe, connected, find their voice and share their story.

And so Talk Out Loud was born. Since 2016, we’ve been a not-for-profit charity based in South Australia providing much-needed support for young people at risk.

We also provide various services that fill the gap between initial diagnosis and what can sometimes be a long and anxious wait for treatment through the mental healthcare system.

Each month, over 300 young Australians use our facilities for a diverse range of activities—and walk-ins have doubled since the COVID-19 pandemic began.


To help these youths and more find the right path to healing and recovery, we have cultivated partnerships with private health professionals, as well as connections within the Suicide Prevention Networks of SA such as Wesley Mission and Suicide Prevention Australia (of which we are members).

We have also developed close ties with organisations like APM Disability and Employment Services and the BeConnect Digital Devices program, particularly as we venture into providing training opportunities not only for young people but for people over 50 years of age.

With premises in Ridgehaven and Salisbury, young people and their families are welcome to ‘drop in’ anytime, make appointments or take part in our regular activities.

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I have watched my daughter’s confidence grow in so many areas especially the fundraising BBQs. She has also overcome her fear of going on camps and is positive and packed ready days before! A highlight of her time at Talk Out Loud was winning the Board of Director’s Encouragement Award at their Gala Ball earlier this year. She feels so accepted and cared about at Talk Out Loud and that is something I will be grateful for.

Ally, Parent


What an amazing organisation. Their youth camps have helped both my daughters who now volunteer as mentors as a result. The team at Talk Out Loud have given my daughters so many opportunities which has helped them on their mental health journey and they now wish to help others as a result. Thank you Talk Out Loud.

Linda, Parent


The simple truth is that if I didn't have TOL, I wouldn't be as happy as I am and I'm not sure I would be here. The people at TOL have listened and they have been there. To me TOL represents family and the idea that happiness can be achieved...

Tyson, Volunteer Community Support Worker