A ROOFER from Poole took his own life after struggling with his mental health for several years, an inquest heard.

Jack Rogers was found dead in Poole Harbour in March this year. 

The 20-year-old had been reported missing 26 days before.

In a statement read at the inquest surrounding his death, his mum, Jo Alford, said: “I wish he had got some help.

“Jack was loved and cared for and I tried to get Jack to get help.”

The inquest at Bournemouth Town Hall heard that he worked as a roofer and ‘loved the banter’ with his colleagues and friends.

He loved football, playing from a young age, and enjoyed ‘being out with the lads’.

Jack had been struggling with his mental health from the age of 13 and began binge drinking and taking cannabis.

He had received some support, including from CAMHS, but had been discharged after improvements in his mental health and cutting back his cannabis use.

He was last seen on March 2 at the Moon in the Square pub in Bournemouth, returning home shortly after midnight, before leaving again before 1am. He was then seen on CCTV on a bridge.

After a search and recovery effort made by emergency services, Jack’s body was found on March 29.

His medical cause of death was ruled as unascertained, but the area coroner for Dorset, Brendan Allen, ruled that 'on the balance of probabilities' he had died by suicide.

Mr Allen added: “It just leaves me to offer my condolences to the family and friends of Jack Rogers in their very sad loss.”

Jack's mum Jo told the Echo in October that he was an ‘amazing young man’ and that the family hopes a fundraiser will be able to provide support to those his age who need it.

It is due to take place on February 24 from midday until 4pm at the Foundry Arms in Poole, with a tombola, bingo, raffle and other activities.

All donations will go to Dorset Mind and can be made on the day or via the charity’s website.

Anyone can contact Samaritans for free 24/7. Call 116 123, email jo@samaritans.org or visit samaritans.org for more information.