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The Snug launches in Waltham Forest to provide mental health support

From September local residents will be able to visit The Snug every Wednesday at the Jubilee Rooms at 4 Greenleaf Road, Walthamstow, E17 6QQ.

The Snug in Walthamstow just off Hoe Street

The Snug is for anyone feeling socially isolated and would like to meet new people.


On Wednesday 26th July The Snug will be open between 11 am and 3 pm for a launch event with everyone welcome.


The Snug will provide opportunities to take part in an activity or learn a new skill for free in a safe and supportive environment.


Residents who feel their mental well-being could be improved are especially welcome.


Training and peer-led support groups include;

  • Digital Inclusion

  • Creative Writing

  • Healthy Eating

  • Post Natal Depression & Eating Disorders Groups

  • Mental Health Training

Chris O'Sullivan, Mental Health Coordinator at CREST Waltham Forest, shares with heartfelt conviction, "After dedicating countless years to realising this vision, the establishment of a centrally located mental health and wellbeing hub in our borough is a dream come true.

Chris O'Sullivan, Linda Cairns & Jon Salmon

Opening this transformative space for our isolated and lonely residents, while simultaneously fostering the peer-to-peer model of mental health support, fills me with profound hope for the future.


With a huge emphasis on the development of the voluntary sector, the support it can offer to Primary care and inclusive building of a healthier community.

Linda Cairns, the volunteer coordinator and a passionate peer support champion, exclaims, "Having an opportunity to be part of this exciting new mental health and wellbeing hub, right here in central Walthamstow, with all its potential to deliver the arts and offer group support to residents living with mental health and neurodiversity challenges, is absolutely fantastic!"


Jon Salmon, mental health campaigner, and Time To Talk Waltham Forest Project Lead "When I was younger struggling with my own mental health I experienced an overwhelming sense of isolation. Having a space like The Snug, where you can come for a comforting cup of tea and partake in workshops and group activities would have significantly increased the speed of my recovery. That is why I am so excited to see this wonderful space open up in Walthamstow and that I will now be able to run events and training to help others like me."

For more information about The Snug contact chris.osullivan@crestwf.org.uk or linda.mccairns@crestwf.org.uk.

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