Garry King has extensive experience in working with young people encountering the issues of self harm and suicidal behaviour. This experience is the result of having worked as a teacher, youth worker and counsellor and complemented by degrees in welfare and education as well as masters degrees in counselling and suicidology.
He has previously worked as the youth welfare consultant for the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention. He was appointed an adjunct lecturer, youth welfare at the Central Qld University and is a previous recipient of a Churchill Fellowship to the United States of America to further research youth suicide. He presently holds an academic title of Lecturer Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention - Griffith University. Garry has written a number of journal articles and books on youth welfare as well as being a speaker at national conferences. He is a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. He is an invited author, in collaboration with Dr Mary Margaret Kerr (University of Pittsburgh USA), for the 2020 School Social Work Book USA. Their 2019 book School Crisis Prevention and Intervention is a major seller in the USA. He continues to work face-to-face with young people as a counsellor in schools.
He is a clinical and research member of the International Society for the Study of Self Injury.