If you ask me…Claudia Mejia

Claudia Mejia is 29 and a mother. She uses mental health services in London

Who has influenced you the most?
My mother – she told me I can achieve anything I want.

Which professional has helped you most?
My biochemistry teacher. He explained a complicated subject so it was easy and inspired me to be a biomedical scientist.

What care services would you change?
Involve more young people as volunteers.

What would make your life better?
Full-time work in biomedical science.

What three words best describe you?
Optimistic, tenacious, adaptable.

What event most changed your life?
My daughter’s birth seven years ago.

What superpower do you wish you had?
As a kid I wanted to fly like Peter Pan.

Who is your dream date?
Having a Chinese meal with Jean Claude Van Damme.

What is your favourite book?
The Purpose of Life by Rick Warren, which is based on the bible.

How would you spend a lottery win?
Buy a home in London.

What is your greatest achievement?
Gaining a degree in biomedical science from Metropolitan University in 2003.

Where have you had the most fun?
Centre Parc last August with my family.

What makes you angry?
People trying to change the way I am.

Who would you like to swap places with?
My daughter.

How would you like to be remembered?
A woman who against the odds fought to get what she wanted.

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