Hello Merton! Welcome to the new One You Merton service! One You Merton is the one-stop-shop for health and wellbeing services across the London Borough of Merton. This website supports local people who want to stop smoking, lose weight, eat healthily and exercise more.
Public Health England launched One You to encourage adults to think about how their current lifestyle impacts their health and support them in making lifestyle changes.
It’s important for all of us to keep active to keep our bodies strong and have a good quality of life and Public Health England has guidelines about levels of activity for all age groups. Find out more about keeping active on our Moving page.
If you smoke then stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your health and you are 4 times more likely to be able to stop smoking with medication and support. Find out about getting support to stop smoking on our Smoking page.
Good nutrition is of key importance to a healthy lifestyle and it’s important for all of us to know about the different good groups there are and to know how much we should be eating of each good group. You can find out more about eating healthily on our Eating page.
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 visit our Drinking page and try the One You Merton Drink Checker.
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 top tips around having a restful sleep visit our Sleep page.
Stress is common on our bisy 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.
Through this website, local people will also be able to access other local health services, sport facilities and activities to improve their overall health and wellbeing.
We will be updating this blog page regularly so make sure you stay tuned as we will have lots of interesting content coming soon!
Why not complete Public Health England’s How Are You quiz to see how we could help YOU!
The One You Merton Team