A WREXHAM woman with a history of self-harming told hospital staff that she “could not be helped and had made up her mind."

Occupational therapist Christina Bell told an inquest that she didn’t know what Hannah Browning meant by that and was later surprised to learn that the 22-year-old had killed herself.

John Gittins, coroner for North Wales East and Central, commented: “I find it very surprising that even with the benefit of hindsight there can be any other interpretation.”

Hannah also said she knew what she would do and that she planned to go to the Homebase store, but did not explain why.

It transpired that she bought a ligature at the store and few hours after her meeting at the Maelor Hospital she was found hanging in Marford Quarry, close to her home.

She was rushed to hospital but never recovered consciousness and died two days later on October 12, 2018.

Miss Bell told the hearing in Ruthin that she was concerned about what Hannah had told her and so called in Hannah’s care co-ordinator, a mental health nurse and a consultant, who decided on an action plan, but when she checked a couple of hours later she learned that no action had been taken.

Miss Bell told the hearing that Hannah felt safer when an in-patient at the Heddfan psychiatric unit than in the community, and became angry when she was with her family.

During their meeting, she said, Hannah was in a positive mood and spoke of her plans for the future, including finding a new job and socialising with friends.

But she told psychiatric nurse Jane Pengelly: “I appreciate what you are trying to do but you might as well be talking to a brick wall.”

The inquest, which continues tomorrow, has previously heard that nine years before her death Hannah was raped during a party at the quarry where she was later found hanged, and her father Ross Browning, said she appeared to have a fixation with the location.