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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 […]

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 Growing for Good project. It was a lovely sunny day which really helped to get everyone in the mood for […]

Feeling lonely is something that all of us can experience at any point in our lives, it can make us feel isolated and have a negative impact on our wellbeing. The pandemic has been an unsettling time for everyone, and it’s important to remember that many people may still feel disconnected, and will feel comfortable […]

The ever popular Couch to 5K app As the days slowly grow longer the bright, crisp mornings of winter are a great time to get moving and start burning off those extra kilos you’ve put on over the festive season.  The Couch to 5K app was created to help anyone go from the couch to […]

This month One You Merton are offering 2 different free webinars working in partnership with other local organisations. Men’s Health Month webinar On Friday 12th November at 1pm we will be doing a webinar around Men’s Health working in partnership with Fulham FC’s More Than A Game programme.More Than A Game aims to improve the […]

Stoptober 2021 Stoptober is back to launch its 10th mass quit attempt on 1st October, calling on smokers in England to join the 2.3 million others who have made a quit attempt with the campaign since it launched a decade ago in 2012. Over 6 million adults in England still smoke, and it remains the […]

Hi, I am Sulakshana Patil (Sulu J) I am a Health Advisor at ‘One You Merton’, supporting residents in the Merton area. I am a certified Pilate instructor, National Academy of Sports Medicine Level II Personal Trainer & Gym Instructor and Nutrition coach. A mother of two boys (14 & 7) and I run an […]

This summer, Public Health England, with support from Sport England, have once again teamed up with Disney to help get kids active throughout the holidays by playing 10 Minute Shake Up games. This year the games are inspired by some of their favourite characters from Disney Frozen, Disney and Pixar Toy Story and, excitingly for […]

How to eat healthy Present diets are correlated with a high burden of disease: globally 1.9 billion adults are overweight or obese, 462 million are underweight and over 30% of the world’s population suffers from deficiencies of essential nutrients (WHO). In the UK Public Health England developed the Eatwell Guide to show the government recommendations on what is […]

Men’s Health Week 2021 exists to raise awareness of health issues affecting men and to encourage men to take part in activities and events that help to educate and engage men about important health issues. This year has been very challenging for everyone with numerous COVID-19 lockdowns and this has had an impact of everyone’s […]