A coroner investigating a teen’s suicide has warned there’s a chance of additional deaths unless action is taken.
The entire body of Sam Grant, 16, was discovered by his sister in their house in Milton Keynes at November 2018.
He’d told his GP that he had been suffering from anger and guilt, but an NHS child mental health agency stated he didn’t meet its standards for therapy.
The trust that conducts it had enhanced its referral procedure and provides more information on other services.
The adolescent’s GP told an inquest there was a deficiency of”lower level support” for young men and women.
The physician referred him to your regional Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, which determined he didn’t fulfill its threshold of mild to severe troubles.
Doctors hadn’t been made aware that the 16-year-old has been encouraged by a charity, was known by his college.
The inquest was told that the school didn’t share info with GPs because it had medically trained employees on site, although the charity said that it claimed the confidentiality of its sufferers.
“This implies we talk to younger individuals or parents/carers before we turn down a referral and have improved the signposting and information we provide to referrers about options.”
Coroner Elizabeth Gray, that researched Sam’s departure after documenting it suicide earlier this season, stated there was a”threat” of deaths and data sharing”must be a priority”.
A Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group spokeswoman explained:”We are extremely optimistic developments in the referral procedures will mitigate tragic circumstances like this occurring in the future”