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Hundreds of Ealing residents quit smoking through new local service

05 Sep 2016

Almost 300 people have successfully given up smoking in the last three months thanks to the help of One You Ealing.

The One You Ealing campaign launched in April, and aims to help local people live longer, healthier lives. 568 people in total have set quit dates to work towards giving up smoking, and half of these people have already managed to completely stop.

Johnny Nota, service manager for One You Ealing, said: “It’s great to see that so many people have benefitted from our holistic, person-centred care.

“If you’d like to see how One You Ealing can help you, our health trainers will be offering BMI, blood pressure, healthy eating, smoking cessation, and exercise advice at the West London Mental Health Trust Annual General Meeting. Come along to the Hounslow Civic Centre on Wednesday 28 September from 6pm – 8pm for free advice on how you can make small changes to shape your future health.”

As well as smoking cessation, One You Ealing has been able to help hundreds more people through the following interventions:

  • Childhood obesity – 21 children have already reduced their BMI thanks to a free healthy lifestyle programme which supports them to become fitter and healthier.
  • Healthy walks – 1654 people throughout the borough are taking part in short walks around Ealing to stay active.
  • Health trainers – 657 people have received a one-to-one service to help make changes to their lifestyle. The service has also held 82 events to promote key health messages around healthy eating, physical activity, diabetes, alcohol, coronary heart disease, stroke, and blood pressure.
  • English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) classes – 30 people have benefitted from lessons to improve their ability to read food and medicine labels, talk to health professionals and understand health advice.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) awareness – 50 health professionals have received training on managing TB patients, and a further 272 people have attended outreach sessions on TB awareness.

One You Ealing is part of West London Mental Health Trust’s wider transformation plan to improve services and offer more integrated care. Find out more about how care for local people will be improved at the trust’s AGM.