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Maggie's West London

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.

Looking for ways to support the Centre? Take a look at our Fundraising and events section for ideas. 

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Today
22

January

Today 22nd January

10.30 - 13.00

Mindfulness Eight-Week Course

Mindfulness Eight-Week Course

10.30 - 13.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Mindfulness is increasingly used in healthcare as an effective mind-body based approach to help people manage physical and psychological challenges. Many research studies suggest that people who have learnt to practice mindfulness discover that their wellbeing improves, they have greater management of their emotions and a better quality of life.

This mindfulness course is only available once you have completed the Introduction to Mindfulness course.

Please speak to a member of the team if you are interested in Mindfulness.

11.00 - 13.00

Men's Group

Men's Group

11.00 - 13.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

This group is for men who have been diagnosed with cancer. The group will involve 60 minutes of facilitated group support with our Psychologist, Mark, followed by a 60 minute exercise session with our Personal Trainer, Carolyn. 

This group is suitable for those who are newly diagnosed, going through treatment and those who have completed treatment. This is a drop-in group so you do not need to book to attend. 

11.00 - 13.00

Benefits Advice Drop-In

Benefits Advice Drop-In

11.00 - 13.00
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

Cancer affects more than just your health. There are also financial implications, such as lost income and increased costs for things like heating and travel.

Our Benefits Advisor is here for anyone with cancer and their carers to help you find out which benefits and other forms of practical help, like parking permits, you're entitled to.

They can even help you to navigate the processes and fill out the necessary forms.

Drop into the centre on Wednesday and Thursday between 11am and 1pm to see our Benefits Advisor, or call us and book an appointment.

13.00 - 15.00

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better

13.00 - 15.00
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

Look Good Feel Better is a one-off 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. Find out more about the Look Good Feel Better organisation.

14.00 - 15.15

Bladder Cancer Support Group

Bladder Cancer Support Group

14.00 - 15.15
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

A networking group for anyone affected by bladder cancer who has had, or has been told they may need a cystectomy or formation of a new bladder.

The group offers a space to share experiences with others in a similar situation and access to professional expertise as necessary.

Thu
23

January

Thu 23rd January

10.00 - 11.00

Drop-In Yoga

Drop-In Yoga

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Our yoga sessions offer the opportunity for gentle restorative exercise and stretching to help build general fitness and resilience. No previous experience is necessary and equipment is provided.

Wear casual comfy clothing.

 

11.00 - 13.00

Benefits Advice Drop-In

Benefits Advice Drop-In

11.00 - 13.00
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

Cancer affects more than just your health. There are also financial implications, such as lost income and increased costs for things like heating and travel.

Our Benefits Advisor is here for anyone with cancer and their carers to help you find out which benefits and other forms of practical help, like parking permits, you're entitled to.

They can even help you to navigate the processes and fill out the necessary forms.

Drop into the centre on Wednesday and Thursday between 11am and 1pm to see our Benefits Advisor, or call us and book an appointment.

12.00 - 13.30

Advanced Cancer Group

Advanced Cancer Group

12.00 - 13.30
Group session
Fortnightly
Pre book

A support group for those living with advanced or secondary cancer. It offers a safe environment to discuss feelings and experiences with others in similar circumstances.

This group is facilitated by a psychologist. 

Please discuss with a member of the team if you think this group may be relevent for you.

14.00 - 15.00

Nordic Walking — Advanced

Nordic Walking — Advanced

14.00 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Nordic walking is a great way for people to get their entire body moving and it helps to improve overall fitness. It's particularly good for upper body strength.

With the Thames Path so close to the centre our nordic walkers head there for the hour-long class. Walkers have found it a really enjoyable experience, both for health and wellbeing but also as an informal peer support session.

Fri
24

January

Fri 24th January

10.00 - 12.00

Expressive Art Group

Expressive Art Group

10.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

The expressive art group offers a way to explore your feelings — particularly those which can be difficult to put into words — no skill in art or experience is 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. By doing that you may begin to understand more of what you’re feeling, which can help to build your confidence.

10.30 - 12.00

Tai Chi Drop-In

Tai Chi Drop-In

10.30 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

All sessions are tailored to people with cancer and are flexible to suit your own needs. They can also provide a chance to talk to people going through a similar experience to you.

Evidence shows that exercise offers many benefits, from reducing fatigue and improving your wellness and physical fitness to building your confidence during and after cancer treatment.

13.00 - 15.00

Expressive Art Group

Expressive Art Group

13.00 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

The expressive art group offers a way to explore your feelings – particularly those which can be difficult to put into words – no skill in art or experience is 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. By doing that you may begin to understand more of what you’re feeling, which can help to build your confidence.

Mon
27

January

Mon 27th January

11.00 - 13.00

Benefits Advice Drop-In

Benefits Advice Drop-In

11.00 - 13.00
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

Cancer affects more than just your health. There are also financial implications, such as lost income and increased costs for things like heating and travel.

Our Benefits Advisor is here for anyone with cancer and their carers, to help you find out which benefits and other forms of practical help, like parking permits, you're entitled to.

They can even help you to navigate the processes and fill out the necessary forms.

Drop into the centre on Monday and Tuesday between 11am and 1pm to see our Benefits Advisor, or call us to book an appointment.

15.00 - 16.00

Nordic Walking for Beginners

Nordic Walking for Beginners

15.00 - 16.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Nordic Walking is a great way for people to get their entire body moving and it helps to improve overall fitness. It's particularly good for upper body strength.

With the Thames Path so close to the centre our Nordic walkers head there for the hour-long class. Walkers have found it a really enjoyable experience, both for health and wellbeing but also as an informal peer support session.

This session is for beginners, no experience is needed, wear comfortable walking shoes/trainers, poles are provided.

Please Note: This session usually runs from 3pm – 4pm but will run at an earlier time of 2pm – 3pm from November 25th to January 2020. We will update the time change again in January. 

16.30 - 18.30

Where Now?

Where Now?

16.30 - 18.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Where Now? is a seven-week course for anyone who has finished their cancer treatment, as well as their friends and family. 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 lasting around three hours. Each session is led by a Cancer Support Specialist and a Clinical Psychologist and offers the chance to explore key issues and concerns alongside other people in a similar situation.

To book in for the next course, drop into the centre to have a discussion with one of our Cancer Support Specialists.

Tue
28

January

Tue 28th January

10.00 - 11.00

Drop-In Yoga

Drop-In Yoga

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Our yoga sessions offer the opportunity for gentle restorative exercise and stretching to help build general fitness and resilience. No previous experience is necessary and equipment is provided.

Wear casual comfy clothing.

10.00 - 11.00

Drop-In Relaxation

Drop-In Relaxation

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Relaxation exercises are helpful in managing stress and anxiety.

This session offers the oportunity for guided relaxation with no experience needed.

 

11.00 - 13.00

Benefits Advice Drop-In

Benefits Advice Drop-In

11.00 - 13.00
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

Cancer affects more than just your health. There are also financial implications, such as lost income and increased costs for things like heating and travel.

Our Benefits Advisor is here for anyone with cancer and their carers, to help you find out which benefits and other forms of practical help, like parking permits, you're entitled to.

They can even help you to navigate the processes and fill out the necessary forms.

Drop into the centre on Monday and Tuesday between 11am and 1pm to see our Benefits Advisor, or call us to book an appointment.

12.00 - 14.00

Cancer and Employment

Cancer and Employment

12.00 - 14.00
Group session
One Off
Pre book

This informal workshop aims to provide advice on returning to work after a cancer diagnosis/treatment.

It will include information about steps to take in returning to work, and once you have returned. It also explores emotional aspects, including overcoming mixed feelings and a lack of confidence about returning to work.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions relating to your specific situation. 

This wokshop is run by the centre psychologist and an occupational health doctor. 

To book a place, please contact us on 020 7386 1750 or email us at london@maggiescentres.org.

13.30 - 15.30

Stress Management

Stress Management

13.30 - 15.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

A six-week stress management course.

Sometimes we only notice we are stressed when we explode or panic, or see that our family and friends worry about us. Or we may notice that we have changed. Perhaps we see ourselves being more tired, tense or irritable with others. We may experience unpleasant physical sensations, for example a knotted stomach, cold sweats or a racing heart.

These sessions will introduce you to some of the relaxation and stress management techniques that research has shown can help people affected by cancer. You will have the opportunity to experience various methods of relaxation and stress management including controlling anxious thinking, meditation, visualisation and ‘quick’ or emergency relaxation.

15.00 - 15.45

Gentle Exercise

Gentle Exercise

15.00 - 15.45
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Gentle, seated exercise session, for those experiencing reduced mobility. You'll build strength using resistance bands and stimulate circulation with gentle movements.