If you ask me…Sue Murphy

Sue Murphy is a volunteer and uses mental health services

Who has influenced you the most?
Pauline Pickering, the volunteer support worker at the volunteer centre in Chelmsford.

Which professional has helped you most?
Dr Hamid, my psychiatrist.

What one thing would you change about care services in your area?
To have more community psychiatric nurses and easier access to therapies.

What would make your life better?
Not being ill and being able to work.

What three words best describe you?
Realistic, accepting, caring.

What event most changed your life?
My diagnosis of bi-polar disorder.

What is your dream date?
Dancing with Patrick Swayze.

What is your favourite book?
Wire in the Blood by Val McDermott. Her books keep you in suspense.

What is your greatest achievement?
Living with my illness.

When did you have the most fun?
On the London Eye with my sisters and all the children as a birthday present.

What super power do you wish you had?
Control over my moods.

Who do you most admire?
My children and the Archbishop of York.

How would you like to be remembered?
Someone who kept going, didn’t give up, enjoyed life and had good fun.

What is the most important lesson you have learned?
Trust your instincts and be yourself.

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