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Student's tragic mental health battle as coursework deadline loomed - and the 'missed opportunities' to help her before she took her own life

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A student battling mental ill-health took her own life following 'missed opportunities' by an NHS trust to help her, a coroner has concluded.

Kate McBean - who struggled as a coursework deadline loomed, finding herself in a 'situation of despair' - was found dead at her student accommodation in Withington, south Manchester, on August 20, 2019.

It is thought she ingested a poisonous substance prior to her death. Months earlier she had attempted to take an overdose. The service Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) provided the 19-year-old was scrutinised at an inquest into her death.

A coroner heard several GMMH appointments fell through and were not reorganised. Try MEN Premium for FREE by clicking here for no ads, fun puzzles and brilliant new features Following three GP referrals, Kate was passed back to her doctor and university by GMMH staff.

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