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Kind provides home care services to hlep seniors live a fulfilled life in their own home.

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Kind, caring and 'totally devoted' dad of three found dead at home

Aug 9, 2021

Kind, caring and 'totally devoted' dad of three found dead at home Zowie David Hesford, 38, was discovered at his home by his brother Sign up for the free MyBolton newsletter to get the top stories direct to your inbox Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later. Subscribe We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice A "popular, fun loving, kind and caring" dad of three who was described as being "totally devoted" to his children took his own life, an inquest heard. Zowie David Hesford, 38, was discovered dead at his home in Hebden Court in Bolton on July 22 last year. Bolton Coroner's Court heard how Zowie had suffered mental health issues for the past three years and had been diagnosed with psychosis but had been making plans for the future at the time of his death. His brother, Bradley Hesford, said Zowie had been looking for work, had moved into a new flat and started up his social life again, spending time with family and buying a darts board. He described how Zowie had been looking forward to the easing of lockdown restrictions and being able to see more of his children. Speaking after the inquest, Bradley said: "He was a much loved son, brother, uncle and friend. "An extremely talented sportsman, a keen competent angler, but above everything his greatest love was being a dad. "He loved my own children and his other nephew and nieces like his own. "I will forever miss him." Zowie had two young children with former partner Bernadette Hesford, known as Bernie. He also had an 18-year-old daughter, Leah, from an earlier relationship. Giving evidence in the hearing, Bernie described how following the death of his aunt in 2017, Zowie's mental health began to suffer. After the couple separated in July 2018, Bernie said Zowie lived with his dad before choosing to live in what was described as a 'hut' on Mortfield Fishing lodge in Halliwell. Dr Hannah Cappleman, Consultant Psychiatrist for Bolton Early Intervention Service, whose care Zowie was under, said he had taken some advice in relation to benefits and was happy with his living arrangement, despite their concerns. She said he liked living there, despite having other options, preferred to just be in his own company and did not want to be around other people. Despite this, the court heard how Zowie loved having face time conversations with his children as well as seeing as much of them as he could in person. Occupational therapist Rory Bradshaw described how Zowie's mood had been flat for three years but said: "He really, really valued these conversations." The court heard how Zowie eventually moved to a flat at Hebden Court but, after receiving no response to texts from his children on July 22, Bernie and Leah went to this address to check on him. When they got no response, Bernie says she took Leah home before returning and noticing Zowie's phone, wallet and keys in the front room. She contacted the early intervention team who contacted the police. His body was then found by his family in the utility room. Get our free M.E.N. Court newsletter Manchester's courts are some of the busiest in the country with a vast array of cases heard every week. To keep up to date with how justice is being served across Greater Manchester subscribe to our free weekly M.E.N. Court News newsletter put together by our court reporters Andrew Bardsley and Amy Walker. How do I sign up? When you've made your choice, hit Save Changes button at the bottom. HM Area Coroner Professor Dr Walsh said a post mortem had shown Zowie to not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of his death and there was no evidence of a third party intervention. He gave a conclusion of suicide. He said: "Zowie was passionate, popular, fun loving and caring. "He was devoted to his children. "He had had some mental health problems because of his aunt and the break up of his relationship. "Sadly relationships end - some people can cope and others can't. Helplines and websites Samaritans (116 123) samaritans.org operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at jo@samaritans.org , write to Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING, FK8 2SA and visit www.samaritans.org/branches to find your nearest branch. For support for people feeling suicidal, if you are concerned about someone or if you are bereaved by suicide see http://shiningalightonsuicide.org.uk CALM (0800 58 58 58) thecalmzone.net has a helpline is for men who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support. They're open 5pm to midnight, 365 days a year. Greater Manchester Bereavement Service Greater Manchester Bereavement Service can help to find support for anyone in Greater Manchester that has been bereaved or affected by a death. No one needs to feel alone as they deal with their grief. www.greater-manchester-bereavement-service.org.uk Childline (0800 1111 ) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number won’t show up on your phone bill. PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal. Beat Eating Disorders: Beat provides helplines for adults and young people offering support and information about eating disorders. These helplines are free to call from all phones. Adult Helpline: 0808 801 0677, Studentline: 0808 801 0811, Youthline: 0808 801 0711. www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk Anorexia & Bulimia Care: ABC provide on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders, those struggling personally and parents, families and friends. Helpline: 03000 11 12 13. www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk/ Students Against Depression is a website for students who are depressed, have a low mood or are having suicidal thoughts. Bullying UK is a website for both children and adults affected by bullying studentsagainstdepression.org For information and links to charities and organisations that can help with substance abuse, visit https://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/drugs/ "When his children were born I am sure he could not have envisioned dying in the way he did. "He was a good man, he was all the things Bernie Hesford said he was - caring and considerate "He kept in touch with all his children and was popular. "“I am greatly saddened by his death, he died at the age of 38. "My greatest sadness is for his children, who were used to seeing him." See the latest news in your area by receiving email updates Read More

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