THE heartbroken parents of a Blackburn schoolboy who died suddenly at home have pleaded with other children to seek immediate help if they are having emotional problems or suicidal thoughts.

Dedicated skateboarder Cayden Lee Brown, 15, was found dead in his bedroom in Blackburn last Wednesday.

Describing Cayden as a loving, caring person and a bright and beautiful boy, his parents Julie-Anne and David have made an emotional plea for youngsters and parents to talk to each other about their mental health and to ask for help if they need it.

They said: “Our beautiful 15-year old son Cayden passed away suddenly at his home.

“He was a pupil at St Bede’s RC High School, Blackburn, who was a very popular young boy and had many good friends around him.

“Outside school, he was a very active boy who was dedicated to skateboarding and music, spending most of his time with friends mastering new tricks and perfecting music on his guitar. He was such a loving, caring person who always jumped at the chance of helping others and took great pride in doing so.

“A very bright and beautiful boy who loved his brother Mason so much, they were inseparable.

“Our son will always live on in his brother and we will always remember his smiling face.”

St Bede’s headteacher Des Callaghan said the entire school community was struggling to come to terms with the sad loss of Cayden but vowed to reflect on the happiness he brought.

Mr Callaghan said: “The whole school community at St Bede’s have been deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Cayden.

“Cayden was a lovely young man with many good friends here. He particularly loved and thrived at music in school.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as we all struggle to come to terms with this sad loss.

“Our pastoral team, supported by professional counsellors, are providing support to the school community and to Cayden’s friends who are helping one another through this difficult time.

“We will continue to reflect on the happiness that Cayden brought to our school.”

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances around Cayden’s death and a file has been passed to the coroner.

His funeral will take place on Wednesday. Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Cayden to mental health charity Young Minds can do so via The Alty Funeral Service, Broomfield Place, Blackburn.

Cllr Damian Talbot, who represents the Mill Hill and Moorgate ward on Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “This is tragic and my thoughts and sympathies are with Cayden’s family and friends at this time.

“I support his family’s wishes to get more people talking about mental health so young people realise that it’s okay not to be okay.”

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