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Inquest on Abi Oliver

An inquest has heard that 18 year old Abi Oliver took her own life on 27 January last year in the grounds of Chiswick House.

Her mother found her near to death, after mobilising a search party for the teenager, who suffered from anxiety and depression.

Tasha Oliver, who was searching the grounds with Abi’s friends, found her using the Find My Phone app. She gave her daughter CPR but she died later at West Middlesex hospital.

Coroner Sean Cummings told West London Coroners’ Court that he may be making recommendations to the government regarding mental health provision for young people, after he heard evidence from Abi’s family.

They told the court she had spent a year in various hospitals, including six months spent in a psychiatric unit in Manchester, and they had been concerned about her being treated hundreds of miles away from her friends and relatives.

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See also: Mental Health Initiative in Chiswick

See also: Mental Health in crisis