What's on at
Maggie's Highlands

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 glance 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. Some sessions will need to be pre-booked. To do so, please call or visit and our Centre staff can help you choose the best place to get started.

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Mon
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September

Mon 16th September

11.00 - 12.00

Relaxation

Relaxation

11.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

The group introduces different methods of relaxation including: controlling anxious thoughts, meditation, visualisation and ‘quick’ or emergency relaxation.

You will be given handouts and a relaxation CD so you can practice your stress management techniques at home and learn to draw on these techniques at times of pressure and anxiety.

Our Cancer Support Specialist can offer advice on how to incorporate what you’ve learnt into your daily life after the course has finished.

Tue
17

September

Tue 17th September

10.00 - 11.00

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Mindfulness can help with feelings of low mood and worry, and has been found to help people manage during physically and emotionally demanding times in life.

Research has shown this approach to be particularly helpful for those affected by cancer, those who have difficulty sleeping, concentrating, managing anxiety, feeling depressed or living with chronic pain.


If you would like more information about attending one of these sessions or how mindfulness may be able to help you please speak to a member of the team or call 01463 706306

14.30 - 16.30

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better

14.30 - 16.30
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

Look Good Feel Better is a one-off monthly course that teaches women with cancer how to manage some of the visible side-effects of treatment.

Run by beauty professionals, the session introduces some simple techniques that can help you feel more confident about your changed appearance. You’ll also receive a goody bag of premium beauty products, completely free of charge.

Wed
18

September

Wed 18th September

11.00 - 12.00

Tai Chi & Qi Gong

Tai Chi & Qi Gong

11.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

For anyone who has cancer, or is caring for someone with cancer.

Stress prevention through Tai Chi & Qi Gong

  • Tai Chi and Qi Gong exercises help relaxation.
  • To relax is to conserve energy.
  • Tai Chi and Qi Gong use a well balanced interplay of tension and release that is usually associated with general well-being and emotional stability.
  • From motion you obtain serenity and stability by the release of tension through the continuous shifting of weight from one foot to the other.
  • Traditional Chinese medical theory is the basis of the specific Qi Gong exercises.

A typical session starts with practicing the routine (either seated or standing depending upon the individual physical condition) to soft music which takes approximately 10 minutes. The bulk of the session is spent explaining the movements of the routine along with how and why they are helpful and then the session is normally closed by performing the exercise routine once more.

17.00 - 18.00

Gynae cancer network group

Gynae cancer network group

17.00 - 18.00
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

This group is for ladies who have, or who have had a gynaecological cancer.   

Group support is available for people with any type of cancer and their friends and families: before, during or after treatment.

Every group provides an opportunity to talk to other people who are in a similar situation to you, and to share experiences. Groups offer a safe space to express emotions you might not want to share with your friends and family. You might learn from those a little way ahead of you in their journey and develop your own strategies for coping.

Support Groups are led by a Cancer Support Specialist and focus on the emotional impact of cancer.

Thu
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September

Thu 19th September

10.30 - 11.30

Head and neck cancer network group

Head and neck cancer network group

10.30 - 11.30
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

Group support is available for people with any type of cancer and their friends and families: before, during or after treatment.

Every group provides an opportunity to talk to other people who are in a similar situation to you, and to share experiences. Groups offer a safe space to express emotions you might not want to share with your friends and family. You might learn from those a little way ahead of you in their journey and develop your own strategies for coping.

Networking Groups, which bring together groups of people with the same type of cancer. These groups are tailored to a specific cancer and provide information on treatment options and techniques to improve wellbeing.

12.00 - 13.00

Relaxation

Relaxation

12.00 - 13.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

The group introduces different methods of relaxation including: controlling anxious thoughts, meditation, visualisation and ‘quick’ or emergency relaxation.

You will be given handouts and a relaxation CD so you can practice your stress management techniques at home and learn to draw on these techniques at times of pressure and anxiety.

Our Cancer Support Specialist can offer advice on how to incorporate what you’ve learnt into your daily life after the course has finished.

13.30 - 15.30

Creative writing

Creative writing

13.30 - 15.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Creative writing is a way to explore thoughts, ideas and emotions that you might otherwise find difficult to express, with no skill or experience required.

The creative writing exercises can help you to slow down, relax and process your thoughts. Feelings that you might find difficult to put into words can be more easily expressed through metaphors and stories. As a process, writing can help you to learn to understand your feelings, which may help to build your confidence.

Fri
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September

Fri 20th September

10.00 - 12.00

Expressive Art

Expressive Art

10.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Expressive art is a way to explore your feelings – particularly those which can be difficult to put into words – with no skill or experience required.

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

11.00 - 15.00

Free Will Writing Sessions with McClures Solicitors

Free Will Writing Sessions with McClures Solicitors

11.00 - 15.00
Individual
Monthly
Pre book

Will Writing is maybe something on your "To Do" list which keeps getting pushed to the back.


Maybe you are not sure of the process, you're worried you might find it a very emotional experience, or that it would be too expensive or to much hassle?


McClure Solicitors will be in Maggie's Highlands monthly with the first session on Friday 14 July.

 

They will be offering FREE Will Writing and half price Power of Attorney services. Booking is essential, so please call one of our members of staff to book your place 01463 706306