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.
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.
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.