How Merton Uplift’s employment advisors help take the worry out of work

If you’re suffering from anxiety, depression or low mood, your job – or lack of one – can be a major factor in your recovery. For many people too, work is the source of the stress that made them unwell in the first place, with the prospect of returning a real barrier to better mental […]

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Is it time you booked a cervical screening test?

If you think you may have missed your regular cervical screening appointment (smear test), contact your GP now. NHS figures reveal that the pandemic saw a small reduction in the numbers coming forward for cervical screening. According to Dr Vasa Gnanapragasam, lead GP for Merton, “Cervical screening is a really effective test for picking up […]

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NHS services in south west London over the May bank holiday weekend

South west Londoners needing urgent mental health care over the bank holiday weekend are being reminded help is on hand. The local NHS is telling people that if they are struggling with their mental health, they should seek help. In Merton, Wandsworth, Sutton, Kingston and Richmond people can call the crisis line on 0800 028 […]

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Wimbledon Centre Court’s new vaccine centre puts young visitors at ease

Visit Centre Court’s new COVID-19 vaccination centre in Wimbledon and you’ll be greeted with children’s art, a book corner and plenty of rainbows. The clinic moved locations within the shopping centre earlier this month, the same time as it began offering vaccines to children aged five to 11. Centre Court matron, Christiana Pena said: “We […]

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Sew, a needle pulling thread …

Did you know that the global fast fashion industry creates more CO2 emissions than all the world’s international flights and maritime shipping combined? Thousands of tons of perfectly good clothes are chucked away each year, often when they’ve only been worn a few times.  But in a little corner of Merton, a dedicated group of […]

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Dinosaur-themed vaccine clinic helps put children at ease

The Wilson Hospital COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Mitcham has been given a prehistoric makeover, with the aim of putting young children at ease when they come for their jab. Throughout February, the Wilson has been running clinics for children aged five to 11 who are eligible for vaccination because they are clinically extremely vulnerable or […]

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