THE family of a Hampshire teenager have called for better mental health services for young people after he was discovered hanged at his home.

Jack Bucktrout from Romsey took his own life after splitting up with his girlfriend, which also caused him to take a leave of absence from work and run out of money.

The 19-year-old, who hoped to become a paramedic, had been prescribed antidepressants by his GP.

Winchester Coroner’s Court heard that Mr Bucktrout, who lived at The Hundred, also had a history of self-harm, but a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) report in 2014 said he was not clinically depressed.

In a statement, his family said: “We are devastated with the fact Jack is no longer with us.

"He was a wonderful young man who we love very much, who was suffering with depression like so many people, and more and more young adults.

“We as a society and community need to take stock of why so many of our young adults feel there is no alternative, and chose to take their own lives.

“Not enough is being done in the community to help young adults with mental illness, let alone agencies like GPs and the NHS helping the families to help them, or indeed find help from organisations if that person is not wanting to help themselves.

“Antidepressants are not a miracle cure and GPs need to stop and think about whom they are giving them to, and if they say they will follow up, then they should.

"When someone talks about not wanting to live anymore, they should be taken seriously. GP surgeries are over worked already, this needs to be addressed.”

The former Brokenhurst College student harboured ambitions to join the Army after leaving school but was forced to leave because of Erbs Palsy, which caused paralysis of his right arm.

He had been working at Delta Force paint-balling in Romsey prior to his death on July 28 but was asked to take some time off because his break-up had affected his work.

His brother Luke Bucktrout said: “It was a roller-coaster, he would be happy at one point and not the other.

“A couple of times when I would go round his house he would be in tears, he would say ‘I don’t want to be here anymore.’”

Neighbour and friend George Hums added that Mr Bucktrout had ordered a will kit in the days before his death, saying “I would be worried about him, I always was.”

Assistant coroner Simon Burge said: “What is obvious from the evidence in this case is that he was loved and he knew it.”

He recorded a conclusion of suicide.

A Southern Health spokesman declined on the case, saying they had limited involvement other than offering an iTalk counselling service which was not taken up.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust were contacted by Echo regarding the 2014 CAMHS report, but a spokeswoman said because Mr Bucktrout was 19 years old at the time his death, he would have been under adult mental health services run by Southern Health.