Belinda Clare Reynolds
14th April 1966-14th April 2001
I have posted some of the tributes to my daughter together with some photographs, so that her friends, who could not attend the funeral, or the thanksgiving service afterwards, can see them. I have also added details of the inquest, and the progress in getting improvements in the systems which failed the family.
Belinda and her older sister Lucy (who died first).
As the two were only eighteen months apart they were very close - although of course they were in different classes at school.
Tribute from the Bucks Herald Newspaper
Cheerfully chatting with a young friend on her 35th birthday
Her two dogs, Franci and Kayleigh
In competition with Franci
Her favourite charity - Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
[The Aylesbury Clubhouse]
During recent years Belinda enjoyed taking holidays all round the world including
New York, New Zealand, Peru, and Eurodisney.
Her last trip was to Iceland in 2000 to see some whales.
Belinda selected Are you A Reason and Angel in Your Pocket for distribution to her friends
The Funeral Service
The Thanksgiving Service
Belinda's final message to us all
Remember me with a Smile
Bucks Herald: Inquest Day 1 Inquest Day 2 Front Page Article
Gazette: Inquest Day 1 Inquest Day 2
Guardian: Inquest Report
Family Press Release Mind Press Release
An Independent NHS Review is to be held
At Professor Louis Appleby's request a written response has been submitted to the NHS Consultation Document
"National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England"
suggesting lessons than can be learnt from this sad case.
A verbal submission (with associated written notes), including details of the family's experiences, has been made to the "Review on Coroner Inquests" which is examining how the present laws should be changed to bring them into the 21st century.
News of the Dogs - The Franci Trophy
A Possible Police Inquiry
The NHS Review is due to start on 3rd February and information about the Police Inquiry has been passed to the Police Complaints Authority. Appropriate afterthoughts have been added in 2006 to the pages An Independent NHS Inquiry is to be held and A Possible Police Inquiry.
Ten Years On - The Fatal Link
I have just discovered a very detailed account of the Holloway C1 scandal in Toby Seddon's book "Punishment and Madness: Governing Prisoners with Mental Health Problems" in a section headed "Prisons and Mental Health under the Thatcher Administration."