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Event Highlights Be The Light - World Suicide Prevention Day

Updated: Sep 11, 2023

On Friday 8th September 2023 at The Snug Walthamstow, Time To Talk Waltham Forest showcased a stigma-breaking film Be The Light featuring artists' performances and the premiere of Into The Woods prior to World Suicide Prevention Day.

Watch the short video below of highlights of the event.

The event included the stigma-busting audio-visual film screening of Be The Light from What’s Going On In Your Head? featuring performances from artists Shocka, SK Shlomo, Hyphen and The Castell Brothers.

This was followed by a Q&A by the director of Be The Light Liz Smith, and with the producer and Time To Talk Waltham Forest Lead Jon Salmon.

Jesse Landu talked about being a Peer Support lived experienced worker running Move & Motivate in Waltham Forest. We then had the premiere screening of Into The Woods by Dorota Chioma, directed by Linda Cairns.

Linda Cairns then spoke with Hannah Schwartzman who has been running the peer support group for Waltham Forest Hearing Voices Group.

Chris O’Sullivan from the local charity CREST who has been pioneering The Snug, concluded the event by talking about the new space in the borough for people from all backgrounds to talk about their mental health and wellbeing.


The Snug is a new space in Waltham Forest at 4 Greenleaf Road, Walthamstow, E17 6QQ at the rear of Greenleaf Baptist Church. Please email Chris O'Sullivan chris.osullivan or Linda Cairns linda.mccairns for further details regarding opening times and future events.

To find out more about Time To Talk Waltham Forest you can contact Jon Salmon via


This event has been made possible by funding from Mind, Rethink Mental Health, the Co-op, Waltham Forest Council and CREST Waltham Forest with support from the Speakers Collective.


If you need to talk to someone the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or visit

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