“I’ve experienced the benefits of getting creative first hand and can’t wait to get stuck in and encourage other people to get involved in The Great Create. In making things together we can improve our own wellbeing, and the great thing about The Great Create is that we can support the wellbeing of other young people at the same time by fundraising for The Prince’s Trust.”

Jayne Tapp, 25 and from Liverpool, found that creative activities helped her to get back on track after a mystery illness left her bedbound.

Jayne moved to York in 2013 for a management trainee job and an exciting start to her career. However, after just three months, Jayne collapsed during a meeting and had endless tests at hospital that proved inconclusive. Her health had deteriorated so much that she was now bedbound and needed help with simple tasks, such as brushing her hair, showering and eating.

I was eventually diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as ME. Although it was a relief to have a diagnosis, I soon realised my health would never get back to how it was and that finding a job to suit my needs would be difficult.

Jayne’s friend had told her about our Enterprise programme and suggested that running a business could be a good option to make money and look after her health on her own terms.

It was during this time that I found relief in creating things and making crafts. So, I was excited at the idea of making a business out of a hobby I love. The three-day course looked at everything from business planning and marketing to sales, budgeting and tax.

Jayne went on to launch Jayne Tapp Design in November 2016 and creates personalised wooden artwork, cards and gifts. She has now sold thousands of products across the world through Etsy and Not on the High Street.