What's on at
Maggie's at the Royal Free

See our current groups, classes and workshops below. All of these groups and sessions are offered free of charge.

To browse the calendar, either scroll through the weeks using the side arrows, view the month at a glace by selecting the calendar view icon, or see a list of upcoming courses and events by selecting the list view icon.

Please get in touch with the Centre to find out more about these sessions – such as how long they run for and what you can expect from them. Our Centre staff can help you choose the best place to get started.

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Mon
16

December

Mon 16th December

09.00 - 17.00

Cancer Support — Drop-In

Cancer Support — Drop-In

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Daily
Drop in

If you've got questions or worries about cancer, just drop in to the centre to speak to a Cancer Support Specialist. Our team are here to listen and to guide you to the information you need.

13.00 - 14.00

Relaxation and Visualisation

Relaxation and Visualisation

13.00 - 14.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

These drop-in sessions are designed to create space to help you find some peace and calmness. They can also help to manage stress and improve well-being. We'll talk you through how to focus on breathing and connecting with the body, then finish with a visualisation.

14.30 - 15.30

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

14.30 - 15.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Tai Chi is a system of meditation, breathing exercises and other techniques to maintain health.

It can help release stress and tension and promotes relaxation, co-ordination, muscle tone, increased energy flow, confidence, good posture and balance. 

Tue
17

December

Tue 17th December

09.00 - 17.00

Cancer Support — Drop-In

Cancer Support — Drop-In

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Daily
Drop in

If you've got questions or worries about cancer, just drop in to the centre to speak to a Cancer Support Specialist. Our team are here to listen and to guide you to the information you need.

09.30 - 10.30

Morning Pilates

Morning Pilates

09.30 - 10.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Pilates is an invigorating form of exercise for your mind and body that can improve your strength, flexibility and overall mobility.

The Pilates method uses controlled movements and breathing to tone and strengthen the body as well as focus the mind. This session is open to people with cancer, their familes and friends, and health professionals.

10.00 - 14.30

Reiki

Reiki

10.00 - 14.30
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Reiki, a Japanese word for universal life energy, is a relaxing and gentle technique where therapists believe they act as a channel for energy which they transfer through their hands to aid self-healing, rebalancing and relaxation.

A Reiki session involves sitting or lying down fully clothed, while the practitioner gently places their hands on or just above the body in a sequence of positions that allows energy to flow from the practitioner through to the person.

11.00 - 12.00

Men's Networking Group

Men's Networking Group

11.00 - 12.00
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

This monthly networking group is for men with any type of cancer. You are welcome to attend before, during or after treatment. The group meets on the third Tuesday of each month. It's a chance to talk to other people in a similar situation and share emotions or feelings that you might not want to discuss with family members. The group is facilitated by a specialist nurse who can answer questions about cancer or treatments.

14.00 - 16.00

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better

14.00 - 16.00
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

Come along and pamper yourself at the Look Good Feel Better skin care and makeup workshop.

Every woman who attends can take home a free make-up pack containing beauty products from well-known brands.

Please note that it is only open to women who have not previously attended.

Wed
18

December

Wed 18th December

09.00 - 17.00

Cancer Support — Drop-In

Cancer Support — Drop-In

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Daily
Drop in

If you've got questions or worries about cancer, just drop in to the centre to speak to a Cancer Support Specialist. Our team are here to listen and to guide you to the information you need.

09.30 - 14.00

Massage

Massage

09.30 - 14.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Melt your stress away with a wonderfully relaxing oil massage.

Massage can help combat stress and tension and create equilibrium in the mind, body and soul. It not only feels good, but can relax the mind and body, ease tension and promote sleep.

13.00 - 14.00

Pilates

Pilates

13.00 - 14.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Pilates is an invigorating form of exercise for your mind and body that can improve your strength, flexibility and overall mobility.

The Pilates method uses controlled movements and breathing to tone and strengthen the body as well as focus the mind. 

13.00 - 15.00

Nutrition and Cancer Course

Nutrition and Cancer Course

13.00 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Find out about all aspects of nutrition and cancer, including how to have a healthy, well-balanced diet when you have cancer and learn how to work with symptoms or side effects that affect nutrition.

Get evidence-based information about all aspects of eating, and maintaining a healthy weight.

Thu
19

December

Thu 19th December

09.00 - 17.00

Cancer Support — Drop-In

Cancer Support — Drop-In

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Daily
Drop in

If you've got questions or worries about cancer, just drop in to the centre to speak to a Cancer Support Specialist. Our team are here to listen and to guide you to the information you need.

09.30 - 12.45

Tuina Massage

Tuina Massage

09.30 - 12.45
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Tuina is gentle, meditative massage that uses breathing whilst focusing on a specific acupuncture point, channel, organ or area.

This approach can help to balance the body and deal with conditions such as stress and tiredness. 

11.00 - 13.00

Hair Loss Support with Headwrappers

Hair Loss Support with Headwrappers

11.00 - 13.00
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

Join us for a free practical and supportive session to learn about caring for your hair and scalp during and after treatment. Find out about the different types of head covering and try out scarf tying techniques. Get individualised help from people experienced in hair loss. For more information go to the Headwrappers website: www.headwrappers.org

12.45 - 13.45

CanExercise

CanExercise

12.45 - 13.45
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

CanExercise is cancer rehabilitation through exercise.

Movements and exercises are incorporated to regain and maintain range of motion, restore physical and emotional balance, reduce your risk of developing lymphoedema or to help control existing lymphoedema, and generally raise your energy levels whilst having fun!

13.15 - 17.15

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

13.15 - 17.15
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Acupuncture helps rebalance the flow of energy, blood and fluids and can help to alleviate pain.

It works by stimulating and balancing the energy in the body through the insertion of sterile hair thin needles into ‘acupuncture points’.

15.00 - 16.15

Mindfulness Drop in

Mindfulness Drop in

15.00 - 16.15
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Using short guided practices these drop in sessions offer a space to practise mindfulness, discuss our observations and learn together with curiosity and an open mind.

Fri
20

December

Fri 20th December

09.00 - 17.00

Cancer Support — Drop-In

Cancer Support — Drop-In

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Daily
Drop in

If you've got questions or worries about cancer, just drop in to the centre to speak to a Cancer Support Specialist. Our team are here to listen and to guide you to the information you need.

10.30 - 12.00

Getting started with cancer treatment

Getting started with cancer treatment

10.30 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Getting started with cancer treatment is a workshop for anyone recently diagnosed with cancer and their family and friends. It helps you understand cancer and the treatments available, as well as potential side effects, how to manage them, and how to look after yourself. The workshop can help you take an active role in your treatment and recovery. It gives you a chance to ask questions and share your experiences with people who understand what you’re going through.

10.30 - 12.30

Expressive Art Drop-In

Expressive Art Drop-In

10.30 - 12.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Art Therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses art materials as its main way expressing and communicating. Expressive art is a way to explore your feelings in a non-judgemental space, particularly those that can be difficult to put into words. No skill or experience is needed.

Concentrating on creating art can help slow down, relax and process your thoughts. Your unconscious mind can express feelings through pictures, colour and shapes that you might struggle to put into words. By doing that you may begin to understand more of what you’re feeling, which can help to build your confidence.

Finding out that you or a loved one has cancer affects people in many different ways. Some find it difficult to express in words the many complicated feelings that come with a diagnosis of cancer. This is where the Expressive Art group comes in: sometimes it can be easier to express yourself visually rather than verbally.

14.00 - 17.00

Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique

14.00 - 17.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Alexander technique sessions help you to be aware of how you move, sit and stand so you can notice and correct habits that cause tension, soreness or pain. The techniques help you to improve your posture and move more efficiently.

14.30 - 15.30

Yoga

Yoga

14.30 - 15.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Yoga offers a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, combining mind (focus and attention), energy (breathing practices) and body (movement and postures).

The practice of yoga exercises can help to stretch and flex the body, develop breath awareness, relaxation and sometimes meditation.