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24. One Year of Dark Coffee

Today’s special (full of laughter) episode celebrates the year anniversary of the Dark Coffee podcast, with guest Grace Hall interviewing host Alice Lyons on the motivation behind beginning the podcast, how it has evolved and what the future holds.

Grace is a collaborator of Dark Coffee, focusing on content creation, including the editing of the Dark Coffee podcast and content writing.

In this episode, Alice looks back on the progression of Dark Coffee, also discussing:

  • The impact of being under a spotlight when talking about suicide
  • How Dark Coffee has evolved, both in technology and meaning
  • The benefits of having guests on the podcast, sharing experiences and broadening perspectives
  • Why the Dark Coffee podcast is an important resource to have
  • The advantages of having a team and allowing the podcast to grow alongside new people
  • What can be expected from the Dark Coffee podcast, moving forward

Welcome to Dark Coffee, the podcast that starts engaging and approachable conversations around mental health.

Join wellbeing advocate, Alice Lyons, as she attempts to normalise the conversation around mental health, from suicide to satisfaction and everything in between.

Dark Coffee aims to create an open environment to explore dark topics with curiosity, compassion and courage to empower people to build their mental strength, resilience and sense of connection.

Join the conversation by sharing this episode, subscribing to the podcast or following Alice on LinkedIn.

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Suicide and Emotional Support Organisations – UK

Samaritans: Confidential suicide discussion and emotional support. Free helpline available round the clock. Text – 116123.  Call – 08457 909090  Email – Website –

Mind: Support and information for anyone suffering from a mental health issue. 0300 123 3393 Website –

Saneline: Practical information, crisis care and emotional support to people affected by mental health concerns. Helpline: 0845 767 8000, open daily from 6pm – 11pm.


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