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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

  • Selin Kiazim

    I come from a culture that does not see depression as a ‘thing’ - legitimate, common, or otherwise. Read More

  • James Douglas

    Before my entire world began to collapse around me, I thought I had everything under control.  I thought I had it all together and from the outside, to those looking in, I did. Read More

  • Tom

    As a fledgling restaurateur I found myself feeling responsible for every little thing that went wrong. Read More

  • Jamie Tandoh

    Our day begins at 5am. We open the doors early and wave goodbye to the last customers nearly 10 hours later. Read More

  • Ben Davy

    For me it was culmination of 5 or 6 years of a particularly hard slog. Taking on more, stretching myself too thinly, never learning to say 'no'. Read More

  • Darryl Quested

    I always find it difficult to explain my anxiety and depression to people, it all began with me at a young age, being diagnosed with GAD and depression at the age of 13 (the year my mother was first diagnosed with cancer) Read More

  • James Hudson

    I have battled mental health issues since around my 16th birthday. I had just finished school and all the stresses of exams and bullying through school to losing my father suddenly overnight. Read More

  • Dave Sayers

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