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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 […]

Alcohol Awareness Week

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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 […]

Stoptober 2021

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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 […]

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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 […]

10 Minute Shake Ups

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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 […]

Healthy Eating Week 2021

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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 […]

Men's Health Week 2021

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Carers Week 2021 – Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign that celebrates and recognises the vital contribution of the UK’s unpaid carers – supporting family members and friends who are older, have a disability, mental or physical illness or need extra help as they grow older. During Carers Week 2021 One You Merton is inviting […]

Carers Week 2021

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This year Mental Health Awareness Week will run from Monday 10th to Sunday 16th May and the theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Reconnecting with nature’.  During the pandemic many people explored green spaces they were not previously aware of and lots of people found solace in spending time in nature over what has been […]

Reconnect with nature

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It will be Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week 2021 between Monday 10th and Sunday 16th May.  This is an important yearly awareness week which aims to inform the public about who is most at risk of getting type 2 diabetes and what they can do to find out their diabetes risk score. At risk groups […]

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Earlier this month we had an e-mail from 17 year old student Georgina Jones about how she found the Couch to 5K app on our website.  In her e-mail Georgina told us the amazing story of how she managed to lose lots of weight, get fit and improve her overall wellbeing by using the Couch […]

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