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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

This month is Stress Awareness Month and One You Merton 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 […]

Youth counselling in Merton Off The Record is a Merton CCG and Wimbledon Foundation project that provides mental health support and counselling for 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 […]

Lockdown begins 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 […]

We don’t need to wait until we are struggling with our mental health; there are lots of things we can do to protect ourselves and prevent problems escalating, just as we do with our physical health. The new Every Mind Matters campaign encourages adults to be more aware of their mental health and helps them […]

Physical and mental wellbeing sessions One You Merton recently held it’s first physical and mental wellbeing collaboration session with Merton Uplift – a free integrated Primary Care Mental Health service accessible to anyone living in the borough of Merton or registered with a Merton GP who is aged 18 years or over. The idea of doing joint […]

Hi-tech stress? Does hi-tech cause hi-stress? That’s the question being asked for International Stress Awareness Week, which this year runs from Monday 5th November to Friday 9th November 2018.  One You Merton is encouraging people to de-stress and find new ways to create a stress free lifestyle. As the end of the year approaches, it is […]

NHS stress test and mental wellbeing NHS stress test and coping with stress Stress is something that many individuals experience, in fact, recent statistics show that approximately 526,000 workers in Britain suffer from work related stress, depression or anxiety1.  Stress can lead to feelings of being unable to cope, worry and anxiety. Stress can affect […]