Fri Oct 23, 2015
A CORONER has backed a mother’s campaign to open a Headspace hub in Armidale after a harrowing inquest into Jarrod Allcock’s suicide.
Karen Stafford will write to the federal government recommending Headspace, offering help to youths aged between 12 and 25, be opened here.
It was Coroner Stafford’s sole recommendation after an inquiry that covered the three years leading up to the 18-year-old’s death last year.
“My son was on a rollercoaster and I had no way of helping him regain control,” Jannelle Brandley said.
She had asked for the inquest to try understand that rocky ride and how her eldest son “fell through the cracks”.