Hatfield mum’s reaction after inquest concludes her daughter took her own life

PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:00 14 June 2017

Hatfield's coroner's court

Hatfield's coroner's court


A Hatfield mum has told the Welwyn Hatfield Times that she will always be proud of her daughter after an inquest found that she took her own life.

Lemsford Road resident Coral Moon, 23, was judged to have committed suicide on December 8, 2016, after she was hit by a train at Hatfield railway station.

Following the inquest last week, her mother Penny said: “I feel fairly satisfied with the inquest into my daughter’s suicide.

“Initially disappointed that the coroner did not ask Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust to have to produce a Report to Prevent Future Deaths, I am satisfied with their internal investigations as it does highlight serious flaws, which HPFT have said they will be reviewing and updating two of their policies and developing a Dual diagnosis protocol.

“Although this will never bring my daughter back, it will hopefully address and seek to resolve issues in co-ordinating care and help to prevent this from happening again. I hope to be kept informed of this by HPFT.

“The psychiatrist at the specialist Borderline Personality Disorder Unit that Coral stayed at in 2015, said to me after her passing, and I quote ‘some birds aren’t meant to be caged’ and I take comfort from that.

“Unfortunately suicide is such a complex subject, I have personally found help through monthly talking meetings with others whom have also been bereaved in this way.

“S.O.B.S (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide) is a UK charity, they do a fantastic job all around the country and are completely volunteer-led.

“In Hertfordshire we are lucky to have two branches, but with only 60+ groups covering the UK, they particularly need financial backing to enable them to develop more needed groups.

“Talking is cathartic, and one hope of mine regarding mental health provision in this country is to improve access to talking therapies for everyone, but especially for people who need long term therapy, whereby they can build a meaningful therapeutic relationship based on trust, which should be standard in any patient therapist relationship.

“One rule does not always fit all.

“Whilst detained under section in West Sussex in 2016, Coral built a Facebook page mentalhealthawareness.stompingoutstigma.

“It is my hope to continue her page highlighting and sharing news articles and personal stories, though at the moment I only have limited admin rights.

“Coral was a colourful, complex character, she was and is my daughter and I will always remain proud of her.”

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