Suicide prevention expert Alys Cole-King wants distressed NHS colleagues to seek support themselves during the winter crisis

Reports by overstretched NHS staff of the pressures of the winter crisis moved Dr Alys Cole-King to fire off a series of tweets last week:“You matter as much as your patients”, she said encouraging anyone struggling at work in the NHS to tell someone, with a link to online self-help material for those feeling suicidal.

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