Gentleman Crafter goes on the road to raise funds for Mind Charity

John Bloodworth, also known as ‘Gentleman Crafter’, will be setting off on Monday 25th April on a one-man tour of all 92 historic UK counties, crafting with communities along the way in a bid to raise £20,000 in aid of Mind, a UK-based registered mental health charity.

Sponsored by Create and Craft TV, John will live and travel in a motorhome, visiting craft groups, organising workshops and sharing his crafting knowledge, all while promoting Mind.

John (42) has suffered periods of severe depression and anxiety disorder in his life and has found Mind to be a valuable resource in understanding his condition and finding ways to move forward in life.

He said: “A year ago I hit rock-bottom and suffered an extended period where my mental health difficulties began emerging as physical symptoms such as shaking, sweating and being short of breath.”

“Fortunately, I discovered the Mind website and was able to identify why this might be happening and different ways in which I could tackle these issues. I went to my doctor and, after a discussion about the options available, we agreed on a course of action. I was initially prescribed medication which would have the benefit of reducing my overall distress and thereby provide the space in which to seek further support from local talking therapy services. My recovery was then monitored by my GP who recommended adjustments as time progressed.”

Over a period of time, John reached a point where he could look back and understand what had happened to him… and now he wants to reach out and help others.

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    Default Where are Debbie Greenwood & Julian Ballantyne?

    Looking on her Twitter (sorry I know some of you consider that a four letter word) there are some odd messages, people have asked where she's been and there's no real answer. I get the impression that it might not have been her choice to be off QVC but it's all abit odd.



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    if that's then case then it's a shame, i've always found her to be quite good.

    i hope she doesn't go on bid, for something to do haha

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    Oh how I WISH they would 'rest' the yep girl, Jill 'yep, yep, yep' Franks.
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    I've noticed the same odd tweets on twitter. Hope she is ok and back on Q soon as she is one of my faves :)

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    It sounds like she is off work but not because it is her choice reading the tweets but she won't say why.

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    Oh thats all very curious! Not her number one fan but would rather see the back of some others over her!

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    What are the Tweets saying, for anyone like me who isn't a TWIT-terer :)
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    If you go on her blog on qvc on the right hand side there is a box and you can read all recent tweets.
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    I sincerely hope she is not suffering from the curse of QVC and isn't 'battling' something.

    I know I've moaned about faces on tele going public with health issues, but I suppose when there are constant queries (as on here) about long absences, then there is little they can do but 'come clean'.
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    I wondered where she had got to!

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