Neglect by mental health trust led to Bristol student’s suicide

Coroner rules Avon and Wiltshire trust failed in the care of Natasha Abrahart

Neglect by a mental health trust contributed to the suicide of a vulnerable university student with severe social anxiety who was found dead on the day she was due to take part in a “terrifying” oral test, a coroner has ruled.

The senior Avon coroner, Maria Voisin, criticised the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS trust (AWP) for not putting in a management plan that would have given Bristol University physics student Natasha Abrahart hope and managed her risk.

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