A HAMPSHIRE woman took her own life after being visited by mental health staff who wanted to make sure she was all right, an inquest was told.

Francesca Smith, who lived with her parents, took an overdose while her father Phil was working from home in another part of the house.

Miss Smith had sought help for her mental health problems but was angry that someone had called at the family home, the inquest heard.

Her father rang 999 after discovering she had taken an overdose. She was rushed to Southampton General Hospital but died a short time later after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Miss Smith, 29, of Occupation Lane, Fareham, had taken an overdose on several previous occasions.

Senior coroner Christopher Wilkinson said Miss Smith came from a loving and supportive family but suffered from low self esteem.

Mr Wilkinson recorded a conclusion that she took her own life.

Miss Smith was a keen rider and after her death an online campaign raised £2,110 for a horse sanctuary.

One of the tributes left on the fundraising page said: "While I only knew Frankie for a short time, I found her to be so bright and positive and a genuine pleasure to work with."

Her family said they took great comfort from the knowledge that so many people cared for her.