"I thought I was alone, so many women left to look after their husbands, now I can talk to someone and receive the correct information in my language" - Henna Member -- "I spoke out about my abuse for the first time in counselling in Bengali, someone heard me for the first time" - Henna Member -- "Since I lost my husband and all my friends I felt so lonely but Henna gave me a family of friends from all different backgrounds, something i never experienced before" - Henna Member -- "I never knew I can exercise in my cultual clothes, keeping my body covered and with all my friends" - Henna Member -- "I never knew there was a group for Asian women, just on my doorstep, the Befriending service has given me a community to be a part of!" - Henna Member -- "I talk to my daughter everyday now in Bangladesh, I never knew I could use WiFi to video call her and see her face, I never knew what a video call was but it has made me feel I am not alone in England" - Henna Member -- "I received a certificate in my life for the first time, I showed it to my family, I felt proud of myself for the first time in my life" - Henna Member -- "Monday Club is were all the action takes place, even if I can't come to every service, I always make sure Monday is free for my day out to the center" - Henna Member -- "I don't need to depend on my son to read my letters, as this only takes place when he comes to visits me once a week, Henna helps me with this and I get all my pressing issues sorted without waiting around on others!" - Henna Member -- "We are proud to have funded Henna Asain Women's Group for their project "Celebrating All Of Us" through our Communities Together Fund, which exsists to celebrate the people of Camden. The resident-panel wanted to fund this project because it beautifully celebrated the diversity of Camden's communities through a range of culturally-focussed, insiring and educational activities for residents in the borough, from dance to cooking to making dress-wear. It's so vital that projects creating a shared sense of belonging exist, especially in times like now where, for so many in our community facing hardhsip, it provides hope, connection and friendship to help them through the difficult times" Danielle Green, Assisant Director Camden Giving -- "The London Community Foundation have funded Henna Asian Women's Group several times over the past five years, including through the Tampon Tax Community Fund, Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund and the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime Victims Fund. Henna are an excellent grassroots women's organisation — clearly trusted and valued by their community and achieving a lot with limited resources. Rafat and the team provide culturally-sensitive and multi-lingual support - vital to the women they serve. It is a pleasure to support them." Millie Brown Programme Manager (MOPAC/The London Community Fund) -- "TimeBank have worked with Henna as part of our MHCLG funded Talking Together project for the past few years. It's been a pleasure to partner with Henna. They have a great relationship with the learners so classes were always well-attended and had an engaging and supportive atmosphere. They do fantastic work for the community, and I hope we'll be able to continue working together in future." Calley Clay Programmes Operations Manager (Timebank) -- "Henna Asian women's group brings to the Cultural Advocacy Project provided by Mint in Camden - a peer support group that cuts across South Asian communities and beyond, uniquely breaking down the barriers of faith, ethnicity and language, creating a positive and engaging platform for women to make friendships; share ideas and experiences; learn and have fun." Zubair Martin Community Liaison Worker (Voluntary Action Camden) -- 

Welcome to the Henna Asian Women’s Group website! Our website provides you with a summary of our services and a history of the group. Henna has been in the Kilburn area for over 35 years providing women only services to both residents and new immigrants to the country. We offer services in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and English.

We welcome women from all walks of life to our services and hope you find a class or service that you like. All our services and classes are based on the needs of our users, so let us know if there is a class you would like that is not on our schedule. From exercising in a women only environment, advice, befriending to healthy living, we offer a wide range of services. If you have questions or there is something you would like to book onto, please call the office we will be happy to help you. If you just need someone to talk to, our confidential Listening Service operates during office hours on an appointment basis, do not hesitate to call us to book a one hour slot.

We look forward to meeting you in person!

Code of Conduct

Henna Asian Women’s Group Code of Conduct ensures mutual respect and professionalism is maintained at all times between Instructors/ service providers, Henna staff and Henna members.

Conduct of Staff towards Members

Staff and Instructors at Henna will behave courteously, professionally, consistently, equally, respectfully and with awareness. Henna is a small team and will work at its best ability to provide excellent service to its users. Staff and Instructors will:

  • Create a warm and welcoming environment
  • Show loyalty
  • Be sympathetic to other people’s needs
  • Be honest and give accurate information
  • Respect other’s time
  • Be approachable and supportive, empathise with each other
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times

Conduct Expected from Members

  • To respect each other and the staff regardless of background, and be polite
  • Respect the building and its facilities by treating the centre like you treat your home, tidy up after yourself in thehalls, toilets and reception area at all times
  • Follow the centres policies and procedures (e.g. complaints policy, booking appointments for advice)

Zero Tolerance of Abusive or Aggressive behaviour
We recognise that people may be angry and upset when making a complaint and that a person may act out of character in times of trouble or distress. However, we will not accept unreasonable behaviour towards staff or instructors. We record all incidents of unacceptable actions by complainants.
Behaviour or language (whether verbal or written) that may cause staff, instructors or members to feel afraid, threatened or abused will not be accepted. We will not accept unreasonable behaviour including violence, threats, verbal abuse, derogatory remarks and rudeness towards staff, instructors or members. Unreasonable, aggressive or abusive behaviour towards our staff, instructors or members is likely to result in a termination of

membership or termination of contract at Henna.