Which health or social care professional has been most use to you?
My community psychiatric nurse of five years ago and my current psychiatrist.
If you ran care services in your area what would you do differently?
Provide more talking treatments.
What three words best describe you?
Loyal, ambivalent, determined.
What event most changed your life?
My first psychotic breakdown.
What one thing would you like to ban?
Bad attitudes from shop staff.
When were you last angry?
Last week when a shop assistant was very rude to me.
Who is your dream date?
Comedian Armando Iannucci.
Who do you most admire?
The poets Wendy Cope and Carol Ann Duffy.
If you won the lottery how would you spend it?
I’d buy homes for family and friends.
What is your greatest achievement?
Having my writing published.
What is your favourite expression?
What is the most important lesson you have learned?
Having a mental illness has taught me the importance of humility and understanding.
How would you like to be remembered?
For my writing. And being a nice aunt.