Since its launch this project has been self-supporting through contributions, sales and speaking engagements, but we also invite pledges to help us with creative development, and outreach, admin and staff costs.
To support Torchlight System we suggest:
Our mission is to make products which help people talk about and recover from mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Over time we aim to get 1,000,000 of these products (copies of Torchlight, packs of Practice Cards and further publications) to wherever people may need help – schools, businesses, community groups, recovery centres, surgeries and youth groups – and spread the message that it’s okay to Ask For Help.
The most effective way to support this project is by buying copies of the
Torchlight Publication, packs of Practice Cards, partnering with us to run a “Firegazing” meeting, or booking Kevin to speak at your office, school or community group.
Please email for information on partnering with Torchlight System.
Since launching in early 2017 we have given presentations and run Firegazing meetings in over 30 locations including:
Schools & further education: The Brit School (London), Ash Villa Special School (Sleaford), Marches School (Oswestry), North London Collegiate College, Goldsmiths College (London), London College of Communication
Community Groups & Events: Rife Magazine/Watershed (Bristol), Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival, Green Music Initiative (Berlin), Finn’s Place (Glasgow), ThisIsJolt (Oswestry),Minds@Work Movement (London), Perugia International Journalism Festival
“Kevin delivered a really engaging and interactive talk to our sixth form students on his recovery from depression and anxiety as well as the relationship between the media and mental health. The talk was hugely helpful in opening up conversations and addressing anxieties. Kevin is both personal and personable in his approach, sharing his own story with sensitivity and with humour, so that students felt it was like talking with a friend.
– Megan Murray-Pepper,
North London Collegiate School
“Kevin’s honesty about the events that led to him asking for help and the positive message of his recovery process are important contributions to the wider debate around mental health and emotional wellbeing. Our students, who are all experiencing their own mental health challenges, found Kevin’s talk very beneficial and thought the Practice Cards were a very useful resource”
– Leigh Bentley, Headmaster
Ash Villa Special School
We post regularly about the development of Torchlight System on our Medium blog page