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 Just a niggle, but .....

    For me a big niggle. The slate they constantly show.

    1 phone
    2 press one
    3 it's yours.

    Ok than so that means I don't have to pay then?

    As I say just a niggle and not making out it is terrible.

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    You jest right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StumpyBloke View Post
    You jest right?
    All the time .... But not about this. As I say only a niggle :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Liam View Post
    I've not posted here for a long time, but felt I had to login to reply to this thread: Really? are you actually serious with this thread? Time for new hobbies me thinks!
    A niggle as in a huh that's slightly annoying. As in that fly that came in the house and won't go. I know this is the back and white nature of me. To put in some context I hate all butter shortbread as all butter in my book is butter! Anyway I am not saying any laws have been broken or harm done. Just a erm niggle.


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    I rest my case!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bingowings View Post
    I rest my case!
    Well at your age you must need any rest you can get ;-)


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