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Hearty Lives

The BHF Hearty Lives programme is for Barking and Dagenham residents aged 16-plus who are at risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD). The aim of the programme is to help individuals improve their health through physical activity, healthy eating and other positive lifestyle changes.

You could be at risk of heart disease if you can identify with any of these risk factors:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight (High BMI)
  • Over 65
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking/alcohol
  • Ethnicity (certain ethnicities are at greater risk of developing CHD)
  • Family history

Barking and Dagenham Hearty Lives is a free six-week programme that includes:

  • Health checks
  • One-to-one health and lifestyle support
  • Group education sessions
  • Physical activity sessions
  • Advice and support about local services
  • Referrals to appropriate schemes and programmes

To be referred, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Obesity (BMI over 30)
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Mental health issues
  • Smoker

To register for the programme you can be referred by your GP or health professional or self referral by completing the form below and emailing it to the Active Referral Team.

BHF Hearty Lives Enquiry Form (DOCX – 42kb)

Healthy Lifestyles Team
Barking Town Hall, Barking, IG11 7LU
020 8724 8018

Becontree Heath Leisure Centre

Althorne Way
RM10 7FH
Call 020 8227 3338

Abbey Leisure Centre

Bobby Moore Way
IG11 7HW
Call 020 8227 3338

Jim Peters Arena

Mayesbrook Park
Lodge Avenue
Call 020 8215 3000

Park Centre

Rectory Road
RM10 9SA
Call 020 8227 3462

Barking Splash Park

Barking Park
Longbridge Road
IG11 8TA
Call 020 8724 3120


Hearty Lives