When Craig was signed off work and struggling with suicidal thoughts he turned to his guitar, which had sat in its case for six years. Returning to songwriting as a way to process what he was going through, he’s now playing music against living miserably again, raising money and awareness for CALM through doing what he loves.
On what felt like any other day in 2016, Craig was standing on a railway platform commuting home after work, when he collapsed and hit his head. Told he was suffering from severe burnout from a stressful management job, Craig thought he’d be back at work after a couple of weeks taking it easy. Instead things got harder.
“I spoke to a GP and was told I was suffering from chronic anxiety and depression. They said I’d been under so much stress and pressure and our brains can only take so much before they shut down. I struggled to eat and couldn't get out of the door to go to the garden because I was filled with the worry that if I stood up I was going to collapse.