Sixth former at top private boarding school was found hanged after watching
Ms Blake also suggested she may have “thought very deeply about things”. “It is clear she was a highly intelligent girl… intelligent people can overthink things. There was no note or any element of any planning. It was very sudden and I think she acted impulsively.”She said that her family should not blame themselves over the tragedy, describing her as “much loved at home”. Patrick Draper, a case manager for the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, said he began dealing with Miss Haley in May 2015 for her depression. She denied that she had any issue with bullying or difficulties at school but she made him think that she had “a long standing issue” which she did not want to discuss.Al Bailey, a deputy services manager at the Trust, said a review after Miss Haley’s death had found that she had received inadequate care as a care plan had not been drawn up and no risk assessment was carried out for her.But Mr Bailey said that the fault only effectively involved “poor record keeping” as Miss Haley had made it clear that she did not want help from the trust.Det Insp Chris Burgess of Norfolk Police said there were no suspicious circumstances and no indication of third party involvement.Her parents attended the inquest but declined to comment afterwards. As a result, she went to the school’s medical centre and was referred to mental health services. Miss Rice said she later discovered that she had been cutting her legs and arms.The inquest heard that Miss Haley, who lived with her mother in Barking, Suffolk, had a history of self-harming and was taking medication for depression.She had asked that her family was not told about how she had seen mental health services while away at her boarding school and was reluctant to engage in counselling, the inquest heard.Julie Simms, the matron of Britten House, said she had not noticed any difference in Miss Haley’s behaviour before her death, describing her as “a typical teenager who felt life was unfair, but had a sense of humour and would have a laugh”.In a narrative conclusion, Yvonne Blake, Norfolk area coroner, said there were “no warning signs” Miss Haley planned to take her own life.”I am not satisfied to the criminal standard that Rebecca appreciated the consequences of her actions,” she said. “I think there was a lot going on. She had seen a very emotional programme with her friend which had been on all week… she suffered from anxiety and low self esteem and her friend mentioned she was sad about leaving school.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.