A Norfolk chef, who's a regular on the Channel 4 cookery show Sunday Brunch, has been talking frankly about his struggle with mental health. Last November Charlie Hodson was in a wood contemplating suicide. But thirteen months on he's organising pub social events so others don't suffer alone.
Natalie Gray has been to meet him.
Charlie Hodson is executive chef at the new Bourgee restaurant in Norwich.
But thirteen months ago he was ready to end it all.... for the fourth time.
He'd searched Google for the quietest place in Norfolk which turned out to be a wood in the middle of nowhere.
He realised something had to change - he was working 100 hours a week and was patron of various charities, as well as being a lifeboatman at Cromer. He literally didn't have time to think - so he quit his job and stepped down from a number of public roles.
Tonight is his second monthly social event called Wellbeing, Nature and A Little Conversation at the Gin Temple in Pottergate in Norwich. Fifty people came to the first one.
Upcoming events which are between 7 and 9 pm are
- January 16 - Chief Inspector Lou Provart
- February 13 - David Powles, Editor of the Eastern Daily Press