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Healthy Dialogues are offering free, online workshops for parents and/or guardians of young people (aged 18 or below) who live, work and/or study in Merton as part of their work around youth vaping, on behalf of the Public Health team in Merton. These workshops provide parents and/or guardians with the knowledge and understanding of what […]

How to Stop Vaping for Young People Join us for an online event that will give you the facts around vaping and provide you with some strategies to stop! Are you tired of feeling controlled by your vape? Ready to take back control ? This event is designed just for you. We’ll provide factual information […]

When stopping smoking it is normal to notice that you may feel a bit more down and stressed than usual. Nicotine withdrawal can create changes in your body that mean it is returning to normal after being used to a regular intake of nicotine. The good news is that these changes only last a few […]

WHAT IS VAPING? Vaping is the use of an electronic device to inhale vapour derived from a heated liquid. The main ingredients are vegetable glycerine and propylene glycol, but most e-liquids also contain nicotine, which must be no more than 2% or 20mg per ml, as well as small amounts of flavourings and sweeteners. SMOKING […]

Dry January 2023 Dry January is now in its 10th anniversary year and is bigger and better than ever!  Over the past 10 years, thousands of local groups and charities across the UK have joined in to promote Dry January.  This has helped hundreds of thousands of people across the country to reset their relationship […]

Walking groups Free walking groups on Saturdays across Merton There are now a series of very popular free walking groups running at different locations across Merton and people of any age are welcome to go along and join the fun. No bookings or reservations are required, everybody gets a warm welcome, pets and buggies are […]

Movember 2022 What is Movember? Men’s health is in crisis. Globally, men are dying 4.5 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons. Movember is the leading charity tackling men’s mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer on a global scale. It is Movember’s mission to stop men dying too young […]

NHS Food Scanner app Updated July 2022 There is now and improved version of the NHS Food Scanner app which is downloadable from the iTunes store and Google Play. For those people that have never used the Food Scanner app before, it works by scanning the barcodes of food and drink. Once an item has been […]

International Women’s Day Today is March 8th, and it is once again time to celebrate International Women’s Day! The theme in this year’s campaign is #BreakingTheBias. What does that mean? It means it is time to take a stand against gender bias, discriminating and stereotyping against women. Not only in the workplace, but even with […]

Community gardening On Friday 25th February, Sustainable Merton welcomed a friendly group of local people to their community orchard and gardens in Mitcham for the first in a series of food growing workshops, part of their new community gardening Growing for Good project. It was a lovely sunny day which really helped to get everyone […]