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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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Today
20

November

Today 20th November

09.00 - 16.00

Psychologist support session

Psychologist support session

09.00 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychologists support individuals on a one-to-one basis as well as running timetabled group sessions focusing on specific cancers.

Please call the Centre on 0203 904 3448  or drop in and talk with a cancer support specialist to book an appointment.

09.00 - 13.00

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.00 - 13.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

At Maggie’s you can speak to a specialist Benefits Advisor to get advice on receiving all the benefits to which you're entitled.

If you, or someone you care for, is living with cancer, our Benefits Advisors can help you complete forms and also access any additional support that you might be eligible for, such as parking permits.

We know that living with cancer can have a real impact on your finances, through lost income and increased costs such as heating and travel. Our Benefits Advisors are here to help you understand which benefits are available to you and to help with the application process.

10.00 - 11.00

Yoga

Yoga

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Traditiona Hatha yoga but yoga4cancer modified - specialised yoga classes to help people affected by cancer to manage treatment side effects and cancer recovery.

11.15 - 13.15

Expressive Art Therapy

Expressive Art Therapy

11.15 - 13.15
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Art Therapy is a form of Psychotherapy that uses art materials as its main mode of expression and communication. Expressive art is a way to explore your feelings in a non-judgemental space, particularly those that can be difficult to put into  words, with no skill or experience required.

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.

11.30 - 12.30

Fundraising update session

Fundraising update session

11.30 - 12.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

At these sessions find out about our plans for funding this centre.

Share your ideas and here about ways you can help 

12.30 - 15.30

Where Now?

Where Now?

12.30 - 15.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Where Now?  a 7-week course for anyone who has finished their cancer treatment, and their cancer is in remission. It offers skills and techniques to support you through this transition period and beyond.

Where Now? helps you manage the physical, emotional and practical issues you may face after your treatment has finished, through a series of group sessions. Each session is led by a Cancer Support Specialist or Clinical Psychologist and Healthcare Professionals and offers you the chance to explore key issues and concerns alongside other people in a similar situation.

Each week there is a 45 minute Exercise class, followed by an hours talk  and then a shared snack, provided by Maggie's.

Talks include

Week 1 Introduction

Week 2 Exercise

Weeks 3 Healthy Eating

Week 4 Emotional Wellbeing

Week 5 Post Treatment Challenges

Week 6 Partnering with your Medical Team

Week 7 Keeping Up Momentum

 

Call the centre or drop in, to book a place

14.00 - 16.00

Hair Loss support with HeadWrappers

Hair Loss support with HeadWrappers

14.00 - 16.00
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

Join us for a free practical session to learn about caring for your hair and scalp before, during and after treatment. Pick up scarf-tying techniques and try on different headwear. Visit www.headwrappers.org for more information. 

Ask one of our team to book you into one of our monthly sessions

17.00 - 19.00

Move, Dance, Feel

Move, Dance, Feel

17.00 - 19.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

This 10 week workshop will be every Wednesday, starting on 25 September. 

These sessions provide a fun means of being physically active, a chance to meet and dance with other women, and a way of reconnecting with the body. Move Dance Feel is centred around creative expression, and no prior dance experience is necessary. This is a women-only event.

 

Thu
21

November

Thu 21st November

09.00 - 16.00

Psychologist support session

Psychologist support session

09.00 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychologists support individuals on a one-to-one basis as well as running timetabled group sessions focusing on specific cancers.

Please call the Centre on 0203 904 3448  or drop in and talk with a cancer support specialist to book an appointment.

09.00 - 13.00

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.00 - 13.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

At Maggie’s you can speak to a specialist Benefits Advisor to get advice on receiving all the benefits to which you're entitled.

If you, or someone you care for, is living with cancer, our Benefits Advisors can help you complete forms and also access any additional support that you might be eligible for, such as parking permits.

We know that living with cancer can have a real impact on your finances, through lost income and increased costs such as heating and travel. Our Benefits Advisors are here to help you understand which benefits are available to you and to help with the application process.

10.30 - 12.30

Getting Started with Radiotherapy

Getting Started with Radiotherapy

10.30 - 12.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

If you're about to start, or have recently started Radiotherapy this workshop is for you.

Come along, carers welcome too, to ask additional questions, learn more about Radiotherapy and how to manage side effects, whilst  networking with others going through treatment.

For people with Prostate Cancer, we have a specific monthly workshop.  

13.30 - 14.30

Bladder Cancer Support Group

Bladder Cancer Support Group

13.30 - 14.30
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

The  monthly bladder cancer support group, on the 3rd Thursday of each month, is for anyone affected by bladder cancer and is supported by a clinical nurse specialist in bladder cancer along with Fight Bladder Cancer 

13.30 - 14.00

Relaxation drop-in

Relaxation drop-in

13.30 - 14.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Practical relaxation exercises to help manage stress and improve wellbeing.

These sessions are designed to help you find some peace and calmness. A psychologist or cancer support specialist will guide you throught the process of relaxing your muscles one by one and letting tension ebb away, through deep breathing exercisese and visualisation.

There is also the opportunity before and after the session to enjoy a coffee/tea at the kitchen table.

14.30 - 15.30

Qi Gong / Tai Chi drop in

Qi Gong / Tai Chi drop in

14.30 - 15.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Qi Gong is a type of health exercise, practised for centuries by millions of Chinese people.

It's based on repetitions of precise sets of movements, designed to promote the movement of Qi (energy) in the body. A key point in Qi Gong practice is relaxation and deep breathing, both of which are necessary to allow Qi to flow.

Qi Gong is easy to learn and enjoyable to do, and even a few minutes of practise can have an invigorating and rejuvenating effect.

All the sessions are tailored to people with cancer and are flexible to suit your own needs, so you only need to do what feels comfortable.

If you want to take part wear the sort of clothing that allows plenty of unrestricted movement.

This is a drop-in group session, so there's no need to book in advance.

17.00 - 18.30

Find Your Voice

Find Your Voice

17.00 - 18.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Find Your Voice is a 9 week course that incorporates singing, whilst improving movement, breathing and posture.

 

Fri
22

November

Fri 22nd November

09.00 - 13.00

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.00 - 13.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

At Maggie’s you can speak to a specialist Benefits Advisor to get advice on receiving all the benefits to which you're entitled.

If you, or someone you care for, is living with cancer, our Benefits Advisors can help you complete forms and also access any additional support that you might be eligible for, such as parking permits.

We know that living with cancer can have a real impact on your finances, through lost income and increased costs such as heating and travel. Our Benefits Advisors are here to help you understand which benefits are available to you and to help with the application process.

10.00 - 11.00

Drop in Yoga

Drop in Yoga

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Traditiona Hatha yoga but yoga4cancer modified - specialised yoga classes to help people affected by cancer to manage treatment side effects and cancer recovery.

11.00 - 12.00

Walking for health drop in

Walking for health drop in

11.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

A weekly walking group tailored for people affected by cancer and flexible to suit your own needs.

All our walks are facilitated by experienced walk leaders, and everyone is invited to Maggie’s for refreshments before and following the walk.

We only do gentle walking, and tailor each walk to suit whoever joins us. So there's no need to feel that it's going to be difficult – just come along and have a go!

 

11.15 - 12.15

Gentle exercise class – drop in

Gentle exercise class – drop in

11.15 - 12.15
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

A gentle exercise session,with a qualified exercise therapist, for those experiencing reduced mobility.

You'll build strength using resistance bands and stimulate circulation with gentle movements.

13.00 - 14.00

Circuit Training Exercise Session

Circuit Training Exercise Session

13.00 - 14.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Exercise is important for everyone and has health benefits for people, both during and after treatment.

Our qualified exercise therapist, offers this weekly Circuit Training class for both men and women.

Mon
25

November

Mon 25th November

09.00 - 16.00

Psychologist support session

Psychologist support session

09.00 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychologists support individuals on a one-to-one basis as well as running timetabled group sessions focusing on specific cancers.

Please call the Centre on 0203 904 3448  or drop in and talk with a cancer support specialist to book an appointment.

09.00 - 13.00

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.00 - 13.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

At Maggie’s you can speak to a specialist Benefits Advisor to get advice on receiving all the benefits to which you're entitled.

If you, or someone you care for, is living with cancer, our Benefits Advisors can help you complete forms and also access any additional support that you might be eligible for, such as parking permits.

We know that living with cancer can have a real impact on your finances, through lost income and increased costs such as heating and travel. Our Benefits Advisors are here to help you understand which benefits are available to you and to help with the application process.

13.00 - 16.00

Money Advice

Money Advice

13.00 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

This is a free, confidential service that provides face to face advice to anyone concerned about debt or money problems 

13.00 - 13.30

Relaxation Drop In

Relaxation Drop In

13.00 - 13.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Practical relaxation exercises to help manage stress and improve wellbeing.

These sessions are designed to help you find some peace and calmness. A psychologist or cancer support specialist will guide you throught the process of relaxing your muscles one by one and letting tension ebb away, through deep breathing exercisese and visualisation.

There is also the opportunity before and after the session to enjoy a coffee/tea at the kitchen table.

16.30 - 19.30

Where Now?

Where Now?

16.30 - 19.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Where Now?  a 7-week course for anyone who has finished their cancer treatment, and their cancer is in remission. It offers skills and techniques to support you through this transition period and beyond.

Where Now? helps you manage the physical, emotional and practical issues you may face after your treatment has finished, through a series of group sessions. Each session is led by a Cancer Support Specialist or Clinical Psychologist and Healthcare Professionals and offers you the chance to explore key issues and concerns alongside other people in a similar situation.

Each week there is a 45 minute Exercise class, followed by an hours talk  and then a shared snack, provided by Maggie's.

Talks include

Week 1 Introduction

Week 2 Exercise

Weeks 3 Healthy Eating

Week 4 Emotional Wellbeing

Week 5 Post Treatment Challenges

Week 6 Partnering with your Medical Team

Week 7 Keeping Up Momentun

 

 Call the centre or drop in, to book a place

Tue
26

November

Tue 26th November

09.00 - 16.00

Psychologist support session

Psychologist support session

09.00 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychologists support individuals on a one-to-one basis as well as running timetabled group sessions focusing on specific cancers.

Please call the Centre on 0203 904 3448  or drop in and talk with a cancer support specialist to book an appointment.

09.00 - 13.00

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.00 - 13.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

At Maggie’s you can speak to a specialist Benefits Advisor to get advice on receiving all the benefits to which you're entitled.

If you, or someone you care for, is living with cancer, our Benefits Advisors can help you complete forms and also access any additional support that you might be eligible for, such as parking permits.

We know that living with cancer can have a real impact on your finances, through lost income and increased costs such as heating and travel. Our Benefits Advisors are here to help you understand which benefits are available to you and to help with the application process.

10.00 - 11.00

Yoga drop in

Yoga drop in

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Yoga is a gentle form of exercise and is great for maintaining flexible joints and increasing balance and strength.

Yoga is for everyone. The classes are relaxed and varied with an emphasis on breathing deeply, moving and having fun.

 

13.00 - 15.30

Getting Started. Pre Stem Cell Transplant

Getting Started. Pre Stem Cell Transplant

13.00 - 15.30
Group session
Fortnightly
Pre book

You will be booked into the networking and information session, by your Clinical Nurse Specialist at St Bartholomew's Hospital, prior to Stem Cell Transplantation

This session is coordinated by a Maresa Farrell, Hameatology Clinical Nurse Specialist at St Bartholomew's Hospital.

The session offers a space to share experiences with others in a similar situation and access to professional expertise and to learn how Maggie's can support you and your carers