A MOTHER returned from a sunshine break to discover her brilliant teenage daughter had taken her own life, an inquest has heard.

Amelia Willis, 16, of North Curry, never believed she was good enough and had planned for some time to kill herself, the hearing was told.

She was found dead in her garden after texting her laptop password to her best friend on May 13, 2017.

Her concerned friend and her father had gone to the property and called police, who found Amelia's body.

CPR was performed for over an hour, but she was declared dead at Musgrove Park Hospital.

Her mother, Alison Willis, was given the tragic news after flying into Bristol Airport that night following a mini break in Menorca.

Amelia's family knew she felt stressed, self-harmed and had low self-esteem, anxiety, insomnia and social phobia, but she hid her intention to kill herself.

The Huish Episcopi Academy student, who turned down a scholarship to King's College, was on anti-depressants and had weekly counselling sessions.

Ms Willis told the inquest: "She worked hard, but thought everything she did wasn't good enough."

She banned Amelia studying after 10pm in an attempt to reduce her stress.

Amelia, who had several health issues, promised she would tell her mother if she ever felt low enough to consider suicide.

But journals and notes she left showed she had been planning her death for some time.

The night before she died, Amelia stayed with her aunt, Karen King, who drove over a couple of times to check on her niece the following day, when the youngster was keen to know what time she was arriving.

The senior coroner for Somerset, Tony Williams, said that indicated Amelia, who had recently registered as an organ donor, had been planning to take her own life.

Earlier, the hearing was told by Amelia's best friend: "She was a worrier, stressed about her upcoming examinations.

"She's have very bad days and had trouble sleeping.

"She was a very caring person."

Ms Willis was critical of the care her daughter received from the CAMHS mental health team and helped contribute towards a report after Amelia's death.

It outlines changes to address perceived failures, including Amelia being seen by multiple counsellors, wasted appointments, issues not properly addressed, insufficient support for her family and poor communication between health bodies.

Ms Willis told the inquest: "I think we were failed by the mental health team.

"If your children are suffering from depression they don't give you anything.

"Amelia felt it was her fault and her problem. That should never have been allowed. She was broken."

Mr Williams recorded a conclusion that Amelia died as a result of an act of suicide, with the cause of death hanging.

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