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Health Merton – One You Merton health and wellbeing service

Hello Merton!  Welcome to the One You Merton service! One You Merton is the one-stop-shop for health and wellbeing services across the London Borough of Merton which is situated in south west London. This website supports local people who want to stop smoking, lose weight, eat healthily and exercise more.

The One You Merton website was updated in 2021 to support the Better Health Campaign from the Office for Heath Improvement and Disparities.

What are the main behaviours that the Better Health campaign looks to support?

Being Active

It’s important for all of us to keep active to keep our bodies strong and have a good quality of life and the government has produced guidelines about recommended levels of activity for all age groups.  Find out about activities to help all age groups to get active on our  Be Active page.

Quit Smoking

If you smoke then stopping smoking is single the best thing you can do for your health and you are four times more likely to be able to stop smoking with medication and support.  Find out about getting support to stop smoking on our Quit Smoking page.

Eat Well

Good nutrition is of key importance to a healthy and balanced diet and it’s important for all of us to know about the different food groups there are and to know about portion sizes with regards to the different food groups.  You can find out lots of great information about good nutrition and how to eat better on our Eat Well page.

Drink Less

It is recommended that men and women do not drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week.  To find out how many units of alcohol you are drinking and learn about the calories there are in alcoholic drinks visit our Drink Less page and try the One You Merton Drink Checker.

Anxiety

We all feel some anxiety sometimes, but if you feel that your anxiety is affecting your daily life and you need support find out some top tips on dealing with anxiety and what you can do to get extra support with your anxiety in Merton – visit our Anxiety page.

Low Mood

Through the course of life we will all go through some feelings of low mood from time to time. For some people though this feeling of low mood can be a chronic condition which can greatly affect day to day life. For information on dealing with feelings of low mood and what you can do if you feel further help to deal with your feelings visit our Low Mood page.

Sleep

It’s important to get a good night’s sleep and sleep loss over a prolonged period can have detrimental effect on our health.  For lots of great info on what you can do to get a good night’s sleep and to find out what extra support you can get to improve your sleep visit our Sleep page.

Stress

Stress is common on our busy everyday lives and we all have some stress in our lives sometimes.  However, if you are living with high levels of stress over a prolonged period this could effect your mental wellbeing.  Visit our Stress page to find out ways of coping productively with stress.

A healthy start!

If you are looking to set goals towards a healthier lifestyle and you live, work, study or volunteer in or your GP is based in the London Borough of Merton then we can help!

A great place to start with assessing your health and wellbeing is to complete the How Are You Quiz.

We look forward to supporting you towards a healthier lifestyle!

The One You Merton Team