Dr Alys Cole-King works nationally with Royal Colleges, voluntary bodies, academics, patients, and carers. Alys is a reviewer for journals and has published several articles, podcasts, webinars and book chapters in the field of compassionate care, suicide and self-harm mitigation and prevention. Alys has led international campaigns via social media and works with the media (film, radio and newspapers). Alys is the co-founder and Clinical Director of Connecting with People, a social enterprise and has received funding for developing and delivering MH awareness, emotional resilience and resourcefulness, suicide and self-harm awareness and response training across different sectors.
Angharad de Cates, Alys Cole-King and Stan Kutcher explore a quasi-experimental examination of internet search results, which suggests that the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has both increased suicide awareness while unintentionally increasing suicidal ideation.[read the full story...]
Camille Hart, Alys Cole-King and Siobhan O’Neill co-author this blog about a recent systematic review of risk factors and risk scales, which explores the feasibility of predicting suicide following self-harm.[read the full story...]
Olivia Kirtley and Alys Cole-King appraise a new systematic review of the safeTALK school and community based youth suicide prevention intervention, which finds no evidence of safety or efficacy for this well established programme.
The blog also features a podcast featuring Olivia and Alys, along with Professor Stanley Kutcher, the lead author of this new review.[read the full story...]
Olivia Kirtley and Alys Cole-King present a major new cohort study, which includes worrying evidence about the clinical management of patients in primary care following self-harm.[read the full story...]
Olivia Kirtley and Alys Cole-King consider the implications of a new BMJ review on suicide risk assessment and intervention in people with mental illness.[read the full story...]