About Healthy Heart

The Healthy Heart Peer Project

Welcome to our  Healthy Heart Peer Support Project 

If you are part of an African, Caribbean or South Asian community you have a higher risk of suffering from high blood pressure, hypertension or cardiovascular disease. 

Riffat and Salna, our Healthy Heart Peer Workers who are from the South Asian and African communities

Our peer support programme will offer you the chance to meet other people from your community who share the same risks as you do. By connecting with other people, sharing your experiences and learning together you can make changes to improve your heart health and maintain it.

We want to help you…

  • Understand the risks of high blood pressure 
  • Learn how to monitor your blood pressure 
  • Access support to manage your blood pressure 

How will we do this?

  • You can join four weekly, free in-person support groups where you hear via video from doctors, nurses and nutritionists about how to manage your blood pressure and overall heart health 
  • We offer one-to-one sessions with our peer supporter workers, specially trained people from your community who have lived experience of the challenges you face, who can help you set personal goals to improve your heart health and support you while you make those changes 
  • We provide a confidential and safe space at our regular face-to-face sessions at:
    • The Centre of Excellence, The Concourse, Colindale, London NW9 5XB (Tuesdays, 2-4 pm)
    • The West Hendon Hub, Gladwell House, Perryfield Way, Hendon, NW9 7DZ (Wednesdays, 11-1 pm) 
  • We will also offer some online support groups for those of you who can’t join us in person  
  • We provide bespoke paper-based information about looking after your heart, how to monitor your blood pressure correctly and how to prevent high blood pressure  

How do I get involved?

You can connect with Healthy Heart by contacting us via email at healthyheart@inclusionbarnet.org.uk or by calling  020 3475 1316. 

Or you can be referred by any voluntary, community or statutory group who can sign up on your behalf if you have given them your permission. 

Email us at: healthyheart@inclusionbarnet.org.uk 

Phone us: 020 3475 1316 

Text us (Mon-Thurs 9 am-5 pm): 07719 105534 

Healthy Heart Team

HH Team

Photo of Judi Dumont-Barter. Black female aged between 35-45, flat with long hair wearing a skull cap headscarf, silver pendant earrings and grey t-shirt.

Judi Dumont-Barter (she/her)

Healthy Heart Peer Co-ordinator

Photo of Salna , Black female aged 45-55, tall , wearing head squire with orange, blue and brown colours, a top with African pattern- white, orange and black colours.

Salna Abdallah

Healthy Heart Peer Engagement Officer

Photo of Riffat, a 45-55 year old female of South Asian background, hair showing flashes of wisdom, smiling!

Riffat Ahmed

Healthy Heart Peer Engagement Officer

Contact us

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you need support with your blood pressure. We can signpost you to relevant support or put you in touch with one of our community group partners.

Email us athealthyheart@inclusionbarnet.org.uk

Phone us on: 020 3475 1316

Text us (Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm): 07719105534

Healthy Heart Funders

Healthy Heart is funded by the London Borough of Barnet and North Central London Integrated Care System and we are very grateful for their support. 

North Central London Integrated Care System
Barnet Council logo

 More from Healthy Heart…

What is blood pressure?

Understanding high blood pressure and hypertension

Managing blood pressure

Find how to prevent, lower and measure blood pressure

Other resources

Click for information from blood pressure organisations

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