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An 'OpenTable' discussion

Doug Joined the vice president of OpenTable Adrian Valeriano for their London series event at Melia White House in London.

The event was to focus mainly on different systems which could benefit a restaurant, pub or hotel electronically. However this year OpenTable felt it was time to discuss openly about the effects of Mental Health.

Doug sat down in front a host of people from within the industry for an open topic about how Mental Health is effecting the industry and some basic things that teams can introduce into work to help support anyone who might be struggling.

It was a great 30minute talk with some thought provoking questions from the crowd.

    Our stories

  • Selin Kiazim

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

  • Rebecca Lever

    It was 2016 when I began cooking professionally, as a gradual rehabilitation back into working after a period of burn-out from my previous job, followed by a wave of deep depression. Read More

  • Doug Sanham

    I had a head chef, who, after I first tried to kill myself really stepped up to help me. He was really supportive. Really drove me. But still I could not speak. I just always said I’m okay. And there are times where I still say ‘I’m okay’... 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

  • Lizzey Gregory

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

  • Tom Norrington-Davies

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

  • 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

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.