Age UK Calne woman inquest

This Is Wiltshire: Emily Noblet Emily Noblet

An Age UK worker who died in December 2011 took her own life while the balance of her mind was disturbed, an inquest heard.

Emily Noblet, who was 33 when she died at Bath’s Royal United Hospital, had a history of depression and suicide bids.

The inquest heard she suffered from an eating disorder and had been prescribed anti-depressant drugs at university in Oxford in 1997.

Between that time and 2003 – while living in Oxford, Wiltshire and London – she had attempted suicide at least three times, but later showed improvement and came off the drugs in 2008.

Mrs Noblet, of Stockley, near Calne, was a fundraising project worker and volunteer for Age UK Wiltshire.

In September 2011 she married Charles Noblet, an IT firm’s technical director.

He told Tuesday’s hearing: “She was very happy when we met and when we were planning our marriage. We had a beautiful wedding and after we went to Cornwall for three days. That was the first time I saw signs she wasn’t with me from time to time.”

Mrs Noblet suffered a psychotic episode on their return journey and was put back on anti-depressants and monitored by the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership. On December 6, Mrs Noblet told her mental health crisis team she did not want to go on, but then became more positive, leading them to conclude she would be safe. Her father, Nigel Cole, found her hanging later that day. She died in intensive care four days later.

Assistant deputy coroner Claire Balysz recorded a verdict of suicide.

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