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Maggie's Barts

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
20

January

Mon 20th January

09.00 - 16.00

Psychologist Support Session

Psychologist Support Session

09.00 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychologist supports individuals on a one-to-one basis as well as running timetabled group sessions.

Please call the centre or drop-in and talk with one of our Cancer Support Specialists, who can refer you to see the psychologist for an initial assessment.

10.30 - 13.00

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer

10.30 - 13.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

This eight-week course aims to enhance wellbeing and an appreciation of life, as well as reducing distress. This is achieved through better awareness of and management of emotions such as anxiety, worry and lowering mood.
The course is very experiential, which means you will be invited to participate in mindful meditations and interactive group based exercises (which include aspects of cognitive behavioural therapy). This experiential learning will help you develop skills leading to a way of ‘being’ in life that is supportive, less automatic and reactive, and less caught up in unhelpful thoughts, beliefs and mood states.

Mindfulness training also allows people to develop a ‘willingness to be with’ what is here including what might be challenging and difficult, which in turn aids a shift towards acceptance, greater ease and less self-judgement.

With an established mindfulness practice it can resource and support you to respond to and navigate the on-going challenges and uncertainty of life following a diagnosis of cancer with more choice, calmness, clarity, self-compassion and resilience.

The atmosphere on the course is warm, allowing and supportive. Attending the introduction to mindfulness session is a prerequisite to attending the eight-week course. Please book your place by contacting the centre.

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 through the process of relaxing your muscles one by one and letting tension ebb away, through deep breathing exercises and visualisation.

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

13.00 - 14.00

Mindfulness Drop-In

Mindfulness Drop-In

13.00 - 14.00
Group session
One Off
Drop in

Each session starts with a short guided practice such as Taking a Pause or a Three Step Breathing Space. This is followed by a longer meditation, as meditation, a body scan meditation or a mindful walking practice.

Sessions will be held on the following dates: 

  • 20 and 27 January
  • 10 and 24 February 

Tue
21

January

Tue 21st January

09.00 - 16.00

Psychologist Support Session

Psychologist Support Session

09.00 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychologist supports individuals on a one-to-one basis as well as running timetabled group sessions.

Please call the centre or drop-in and talk with one of our Cancer Support Specialists, who can refer you to see the psychologist for an initial assessment.

10.00 - 11.00

Yoga

Yoga

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Traditional Hatha yoga by yoga4cancer modified — specialised yoga classes to help people living with cancer to manage treatment side effects and cancer recovery.

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 from our fundraising team.

Share your ideas and here about ways you can help.

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 

Wed
22

January

Wed 22nd January

10.00 - 11.00

Yoga

Yoga

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Traditional Hatha yoga by yoga4cancer modified — specialised yoga classes to help people living with 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 — no skill or experience is 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.

Our art therapy sessions usually run for seven weeks on, one week off.

If you're thinking of coming for the first time or have missed a few sessions, always call beforehand to check the class is on and that it's not one of the weeks off. 

 

 

12.30 - 15.30

Where Now? — Daytime Course

Where Now? — Daytime Course

12.30 - 15.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Where Now? is a seven-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. It 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 hour-long talk and then a shared snack, provided by Maggie's.

Talks include:

  • Week 1 Introduction
  • Week 2 Exercise
  • Week 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

Thu
23

January

Thu 23rd January

09.00 - 16.00

Psychologist Support Session

Psychologist Support Session

09.00 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychologist supports individuals on a one-to-one basis as well as running timetabled group sessions.

Please call the centre or drop-in and talk with one of our Cancer Support Specialists, who can refer you to see the psychologist for an initial assessment.

12.00 - 13.00

Qi Gong / Tai Chi Drop-In

Qi Gong / Tai Chi Drop-In

12.00 - 13.00
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.

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 through the process of relaxing your muscles one by one and letting tension ebb away, through deep breathing exercises and visualisation.

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

16.00 - 17.30

Find Your Voice

Find Your Voice

16.00 - 17.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Find Your Voice is a 10-week course that incorporates singing, whilst improving movement, breathing, posture and confidence.

 

Fri
24

January

Fri 24th January

09.00 - 16.00

Psychologist Support Session

Psychologist Support Session

09.00 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychologist supports individuals on a one-to-one basis as well as running timetabled group sessions.

Please call the centre or drop-in and talk with one of our Cancer Support Specialists, who can refer you to see the psychologist for an initial assessment.

10.00 - 11.00

Yoga

Yoga

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Traditional Hatha yoga by yoga4cancer modified — specialised yoga classes to help people living with cancer to manage treatment side effects and cancer recovery.

11.00 - 12.00

Walking Group — Walking for Health

Walking Group — Walking for Health

11.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

A gentle, sociable walking group for anyone affected with cancer.

All our walks are facilitated by experienced walk volunteers from Walking for Health. 

Everyone is invited to the centre for refreshments before and following the walk.

We only do gentle walking for up to an hour and tailor each walk to suit whoever joins us. So there's no need to feel that it's going to be too 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.