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Podcast: Me, Myself and Mind

Chef Director of Brunswick House, St Leonards and Founder of Pilot Light. Andrew talks to us about his own journey of recovery and how this has encouraged him to create his own campaign; supporting others in hospitality who are struggling with mental health issues.

Listen to Andrew discuss why placing your own happiness in others never works, how he feels about bullying and the shortage of chefs in the industry.

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    Our stories

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jools Moore

    Mental health week was last month. For me it’s every week, every day, every hour, sometimes the minute I’m in. I live with a brain that’s outta control sometimes. I’ve trained it to be on par….mostly. Read More

  • Dave Sayers

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

  • Selin Kiazim

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

  • Chantelle Kallmeier

    Take a large bowl of high-profile customers, elevated levels of expectation and scrutiny, then fold in immense amounts of stress-induced adrenaline. 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.