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Self Care Week 2017

Self Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on support for self care across communities, families and generations. One You Merton is supporting Self Care Week 2017 which this year runs from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th November and the theme this year is Embracing Self Care for Life. One You Merton […]

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The Truth About Sugar

What is sugar? Sugar is a carbohydrate found naturally in a range of different foods, from lactose in milk to fructose in fruit and honey. There are two types of sugar: naturally occurring sugars (such as the lactose in milk and sugars found in fruit and vegetables) and added or ‘free’ sugars that include refined […]

One You Merton Drink Checker

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One You Merton Drink Checker

The One You Merton Drink Checker was developed by the Alcohol Health Network to support individuals to understand more about alcohol and its effects and to recognise if drinking is harming their health, signposting to advice, support and treatment if necessary. Many people are drinking more alcohol than they realise and it’s easy to go […]

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Stoptober 2017!

Stoptober is back! One You Merton is supporting Public Health England’s 28-day stop smoking campaign, which started on 1st October 2017. Stoptober has driven over 1 million quit attempts to date and is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country. People who manage 28 days smokefree, are 5 times more likely to stay quit […]

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Walk your way to fitness!

PHE’s new One You physical activity campaign is encouraging adults to build 10 minutes continuous brisk walking into their day as a simple way to improve their health. This is particularly aimed at those who have an inactive or low activity lifestyle and may find incorporating activity into their day challenging. The ‘Active 10’ app […]

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Wimbledon Guild Village Fair

The One You Merton team attended the Wimbledon Guild Village Fair on Saturday 17th June. The Village Fair was well attended and lots of people stopped off at the stall to see what help they could get from One You Merton to improve their lifestyle. Look out for us at more events coming up this […]

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Men’s Health Week 2017

One You Merton is supporting Men’s Health Week 2017 which runs from Monday 12th to Sunday 18th June. The theme for this year’s campaign focuses on belly fat. This is because this type of fat is bad for your health and men are more likely to have it than women. Why is waist size so […]

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National Smile Month 2017

Every year the Oral Health Foundation campaigns for good oral health, and this year’s campaign runs from 15th of May to 15th of June 2017. One You Merton is joining in the campaign and encourages everyone to take pride in their smile this #smilemonth. Taking care of your smile In order to improve the nation’s oral […]

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Carer’s Week 2017

Carer’s Week 2017 runs from Monday 12th to Sunday 18th June. One You Merton is supporting Carer’s Week 2017 with this year’s theme being about how we can all help with Building Carer Friendly Communities. Carer Friendly Communities – what does it mean? The idea of this year’s theme is to highlight the crucial role that […]

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On Your Bike! – Bike Week 2017

One You Merton is supporting Bike Week 2017, which runs from Saturday 10th June to Sunday 18th June. Bike Week is an opportunity to promote cycling and encourage people to see how everyone can incorporate cycling into their daily life. Cycling has social, health and environmental benefits and can be a way of getting to […]