Hayley Cayton, 33, sent a heart-breaking final text to her friend saying “I’m done fighting” before she hanged herself at her family home.

The MUM-OF-THREE, was found dead at the house she shared with her husband John and children aged 14, 11 and eight, in Leyland, Lancs.




She was due to go on a romantic getaway to Yorkshire with John on the day she lost her long battle with mental illness, an inquest into her death in Preston, heard.

Hayley was due to get her nails manicured before the trip, but instead sent a message to a friend saying: “I am done fighting, bye for now” before posting a last group text to all her friends and family saying: ”Love you lots.”

John found out about her death while he was on a shopping trip.

One of his wife’s friend’s texted him saying: “Hayley has done it again.” He arrived home to find ambulances outside the home.

Hayley was taken to hospital but died the following day.

A MUM-OF-THREE sent a heart-breaking final text to her friend saying “I’m done fighting” before she hanged herself at her family home.

The housewife had been diagnosed with an emotional personality disorder in 2017 and had been assessed with “chronic suicidal ideation” after a series of attempts to self-harm.

John, 43, said: “Hayley and I had been married for 13 years but she had suffered with mental health problems for many years.

“In the weeks prior to her death I had a meeting with her support worker to try and manage living with Hayley and that became an issue because Hayley had found about it.

“On the October 5 Hayley Cayton was upset so I took her for a drive and we talked about everything. When we got home her mood seemed to improve and on the 6th she appeared to be in good spirits.

A MUM-OF-THREE sent a heart-breaking final text to her friend saying “I’m done fighting” before she hanged herself at her family home.

“The plan was to take Hayley out to get her nails done and we were planning to go away to Doncaster for the night. I came home and asked Hayley if she wanted to come shopping but she refused.

“Whilst I was shopping I received a call saying ‘Hayley had done it again’ and when I got home there were two ambulances at the address and she was being transferred to hospital.

“She would usually text one of us if she was feeling down and they would forward it on to the whole family so everyone knew what was going on.

“She had text her friend saying that she wasn’t feeling normal and had enough of it all. She said: ‘I am done fighting, bye for now,’ and sent a group text to everyone saying: ‘Love you lots.’

In a statement, Hayley’s friend Annette Thom said: “Hayley wasn’t herself and sent messages saying she felt down and sad.

A MUM-OF-THREE sent a heart-breaking final text to her friend saying “I’m done fighting” before she hanged herself at her family home.

“On the night before I had gone to Hayley’s and she appeared down and sad and so I suggested we go for a drive to a friends’ house. Hayley picked up in the car and was singing and laughing. I dropped her home about 9.30 or 10pm.

“The following day I received a message from Hayley Cayton saying she had had enough of it all and at 12.29 I received the last message from Hayley saying: ‘I am done with fighting.’




“I was worried so I went round to her house and found the front door unlocked and found Hayley Cayton against the door.”

Mental health nurse Victoria Briggs said: “The difficulty we had with Hayley was that her mental health meant that sometimes she was very well but would go into a crisis very quickly, often without any obvious triggers.

“By the time she informed one of us she was at a low point it would already be at a more severe point where she required more extensive treatment.

“Hayley was deemed to have chronic suicidal ideation and it would appear that when Hayley did something it was quite quickly.

“She told me that in that moment in time she would intend to take her life but it was very quick and afterwards she would be happy that she didn’t.

A MUM-OF-THREE sent a heart-breaking final text to her friend saying “I’m done fighting” before she hanged herself at her family home.

“On the June 29 I saw her after she was discharged from a hospital admission to review the risks.

“It was a difficult interaction as Hayley seemed quite reserved but she didn’t present as needing to go back to hospital and didn’t pose any immediate risk to herself.

“Even though there was ongoing risk with Hayley she had talked about doing an open-university course and she talked about a friend who had committed suicide which was a moment of realisation that she didn’t want to do that to her family.

“I was optimistic that she could get to a level of stability again.”