SHE would do anything for anyone, before doing it for herself.”
That was the heartbreaking tribute from the family of a Bristol mum, who was found dead in Chew Valley lake despite calls for help to mental health services.
Julie Carter-Montacute was found by police divers after her family reported her missing on the morning of February 22.
The 56-year-old, who leaves behind her husband, children, parents and brother, had been struggling with mental health issues for about a year.
But in the weeks before her death, her family said she struggled to get the help she needed, despite several calls a day to Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP).
Ahead of an inquest next week into her death, Julie’s daughter, Dr Rebecca Montacute, said she believed this lack of action contributed to her death.
She added the family had received no advice on how to help her mum, and were left to fend for