A twenty-six-year-old tragically took his own life after struggling with his mental health, an inquest heard.

Jack Fitton, of Halter Close, Radcliffe, died on February 12 of this year.

The inquest heard that Jack was educated in the area, and left school at 15, where he went on to develop trade skills in joinery.

He later went on to work for Sims Recycling and Swans Coaching up until the age of 18 or 19.

Jack was described as being very active, and enjoyed football, rugby, and cricket.

In a statement, his mum Karen said he was ‘very confident on the outside’, but on the inside ‘he was not a confident person’.

Jack was engaged at the time.

Karen said: “Everyone at school wanted to be like him.

“He was fit and healthy with no issues.

“He wasn’t himself since he started taking drugs, and as a result his mental health suffered.”

Jack received support from from the health service and was prescribed him medication to help with his mental health.

The inquest heard how he would often call his mum ‘who made him feel better’.

He was assigned to care co-ordinator Rachael Brocklehurst in April 2019, following a referral from the mental health team.

She said: “He made positive changes and his medication stayed the same, and he felt like it was working for him.

“In September 2021 his mental health had improved, and he no longer used drugs.

“He was going out with his dog over the weekend and looking forward to Christmas with his family, and cognitive behaviour treatment.”

On January 2, Rachael says that ‘things were going well, and he was slowly improving’.

However, Dr Stewart received a letter expressing concerns and was due to bring this forward for an appointment.

On February 12, 2022, Detective Connor arrived at Jack’s home address, following a call to the ambulance services.

A family friend to him and his partner, who was also a nurse, attempted CPR, without success.

Recording a conclusion of suicide, Assistant Coroner, Matthew Cox said: “In view of the findings I am satisfied that there is no third-party involvement.

"The findings showed that Jack Andrew Fitton died of asphyxiation due to fatal pressure on the deceased due to hanging."

“I have reached the view that the deceased took his own life, and he did intend the consequences of his actions."

He added: “Miss Fitton, I want to pass on my condolences to you and the rest of the family and to anyone else who knew Jack.”   

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