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Stress Awareness Month

This month is Stress Awareness Month and One You Hounslow is supporting the Stress Management Society’s new 30 day challenge to help you to form positive habits for 2021. The last year has been difficult for most people due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many people have been very stressed as a result. Research by […]

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This Girl Can

This Girl Can is back to inspire more women to get active! This Girl Can was set up in 2015 to help support women of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities to get active.  Since then they have helped over 3 million women to be more active and their mission continues! Some women feel judged […]

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Celebrating safely this winter – online sessions

Would you like to find out more about the ‘Christmas Bubble’ guidance and to hear practical tips on reducing the risk of COVID 19 during the holiday season? Join the Merton Council Public Health team at one of their free webinars on Monday 14th December 2020, 12 noon to 1pm and 6pm to 7pm.  No […]

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Local mental health support for young people in Merton

Off The Record is a Merton CCG and Wimbledon Foundation project that provides mental health support to young people aged 11 to 25 who either live in Merton, have their GP in Merton or attend school or college in Merton. There is a Saturday support phone line available, where young people can phone between 10am […]

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Become a COVID-19 Community Champion!

Do you want to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by sharing clear and consistent messages in your local community? If so, then why not register to become a COVID-19 Community Champion! The idea is that Merton Council Public Health team will provide Community Champions with the latest campaign materials on COVID-19 and the Community […]

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The Lockdown Benefits: A U-Turn in Health!

Today I felt like writing down my experiences as a health advisor at One You Merton.  Our team of health advisors here at One You Merton offer lots of support to help you improve your diet, motivate you to be more active, support you in drinking less alcohol and we also provide support to stop […]

Know Your Numbers Week 2020

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Know Your Numbers 2020 – You ARE in control!

Blood Pressure UK’s Know Your Numbers! Week 2020 runs from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th September.  Blood Pressure UK is the UK’s leading blood pressure charity working to lower the nation’s blood pressure to prevent disability and death from stroke and heart disease. Around a third of people in the UK have high blood pressure, […]

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Rain, rain go away!…really?

It was raining, I enjoyed my extended lazy morning in bed. Tried to seal the lips of my heart and shut my eyes to the rising sun. There went another plan into the world of slumber. There comes a point when the world pauses to awaken our senses and forces us to take notice. Should […]

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Reconnecting with nature

In the first few weeks of lockdown, I felt lazy and somewhat depressed.  I couldn’t pull myself out of it. All the household jobs I’d told myself would get done when I had more time, remained undone; I lacked interest and motivation. I was constantly in the kitchen, getting myself snacks and I soon felt […]

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The slopes of cycling

I have had a gaping developmental delay in my cycling ambition. It started off when I taught my brother to cycle. Well, pushing him down slopes was not at all difficult and it was a success. I have no memory of anything else – typical of memories. Fast forward five years down the line, my […]