Welcome to the Tandrusti programme! Here you’ll find all the information you need on leading a healthier lifestyle for a better you.

What is Tandrusti?

It’s an Urdu word that translates to someone’s wellbeing. It refers to the understanding that wellbeing is strongly linked to health and happiness.

As part of our Community and Wellbeing focus, the Tandrusti programme focuses on non-clinical methods to support the South Asian community in Park ward in becoming healthier and happier through small and manageable lifestyle changes.

Our practical and community driven approach combines hands on learning with GP approved advice, so you are able to pass on the knowledge gained and share methods that are proven to improve health and wellbeing, for a more fulfilled life throughout the family.

Areas of focus

We believe that small changes have a big impact and through just four steps, people can gain better control of their health and wellbeing with minimal clinical intervention. Our four steps to managing and maintaining a healthier and happier life are:

Move more

By moving more and being generally more active, you can improve your mental and physical health. Can you change one car journey each day to on foot?

Meet and share

Connecting with people with similar interests means you can share your experiences and exchange skills and coping mechanisms. Can you pass on any useful tandrusti tips?

Motivate others

Becoming more socially active can support your mental health and overall wellbeing. Keeping your mind active through social interaction has many benefits and you can motivate others to do the same.

Make meals healthy

Delicious meals can be healthy too. Making small tweaks to your favourite dishes can reduce the fat and sugar content, which leads to better health.

Type 2 Diabetes

Did you know that if you come from a South Asian background you are at a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes?

In fact, type 2 diabetes is six times more common in South Asian people.

This is due to the following common factors:

  • Weight
  • Diet
  • Genetics

The good news is that type 2 diabetes is preventable and your risk can be significantly reduced by making small lifestyle changes.

The Tandrusti team are able to offer guidance and advice.

Please contact the team to learn more.

Parveen Nijab

[email protected]

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