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Chef lecturers and Apprentices

Doug Joined the Chef lecturers and Apprentices at the University of West London to do an event in Honour of one of their past students who tragically took his own life. Gregg Brown, who organised the event got everyone together for this important event. 

The family of Arun joined us, as well as a huge host of industry professionals for a sit down meal and a talk to help raise awareness around the impact that mental health is having in our industry.

It was a relatively emotional evening and a had a great impact. Thank you to everyone who came!

    Our stories

  • Joe Laker

    I always considered myself someone who could tackle any problem life presented to me. Read More

  • Dave Sayers

    Ever since I was a teenager I’ve suffered with mental health issues. Read More

  • Marty's Story

    On the 31st of August 2018, my twin brother and best friend Marty, decided to take his own life. He had been battling depression for what seemed like only a short while compared to some, but a battle that has left a lasting, hanging hole and... Read More

  • Jonny Rothfield

    I had a mental breakdown in June 2015. I apparently left home around 5am on a Monday morning and was declared a missing person for 4 days. I was found over 100 miles away from home. From what I’ve been told I walked there, but I was also seen with... Read More

  • Jamie Lumsden

    On my 18th birthday, I travelled to London from my home town, Colchester. I worked for free in a French bistro in Soho until I was given a paid position. Read More

  • Lizzey Gregory

    We have to unlearn habits that were taught to us within a chaotic/traumatic upbringing! Read More

  • Daniel Watkins

    My journey has been a long one and I have found writing this really tough, yet at the same time a breath of fresh air. Trying to condense 15 years of depression is no small feat but I’ve tried to keep this short. Read More

  • Andrew Clarke

    Andrew’s story began with a post to Instagram Little did he know at the time that his story would inspire hundreds of people feeling very similarly and lead to a news article in the Guardian and the foundation of Pilot Light. Read More

We cannot do this alone! Together, we can create a community of like-minded professionals united by a common cause: to shine a light on these issues and act as a beacon of support to those affected by them.

Contact us at info@pilotlightcampaign.co.uk to continue this conversation.