What's on at
Maggie's Aberdeen

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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Today
14

November

Today 14th November

11.00 - 12.00

Relaxation group

Relaxation group

11.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Practical relaxation exercises to help manage stress and improve wellbeing.

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

12.30 - 13.30

Qi Gong

Qi Gong

12.30 - 13.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Maggie’s Centres offer a range of exercise options, including yoga, tai chi and walking groups.

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.

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

13.00 - 16.00

Getting Started Workshop

Getting Started Workshop

13.00 - 16.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

This workshop will provide information to help you and your family better undertsand your cancer treatment and how to prevent or manage side effects. And also how to be as healthy in body and mind as possible, during and after cancer treatment.

For more information please contact the Centre on 01224 645 928 or email aberdeen@maggiescentres.org

13.30 - 15.00

Bereavement Group

Bereavement Group

13.30 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

If someone close to you has died from cancer Maggie’s can help to support you. Our Bereavement Support Groups are a place to speak to others going through a similar experience and find advice, support and strategies for coping.

You can join our regular groups, or you can choose one-to-one bereavement support. They cover both emotional and practical concerns, from the day-to-day impact of bereavement and other relationships, to dealing with anniversaries and rebuilding your life.

Contact the Centre on 01224 645928 for further information or to book a place.

16.00 - 17.30

Upper Gastrointestinal Network Group

Upper Gastrointestinal Network Group

16.00 - 17.30
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

This network group is for people with cancers of the oesophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, gall bladder and bile duct.

Please call the Centre on 01224 645928 or e-mail aberdeen@maggiescentres.org for more details.

Thu
15

November

Thu 15th November

10.00 - 13.00

Where Now? Support beyond treatment

Where Now? Support beyond treatment

10.00 - 13.00
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.

Discussions during the course focus on the following topics:

  • Exercise
  • Healthy eating
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Managing post-treatment challenges
  • Partnering with your medical team
  • Keeping up momentum

For more informationor to book a place at the session, call the Centre on 01224 645928.

15.00 - 16.00

Relaxation drop-in

Relaxation drop-in

15.00 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

Relaxation exercises are helpful in managing stress and anxiety. This session offers the oportunity for guided relaxation with no experience needed.

There's no need to book - simply drop in.

Fri
16

November

Fri 16th November

10.00 - 11.30

Gynaecological Networking Group

Gynaecological Networking Group

10.00 - 11.30
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

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.

Contact the Centre for more information or to book a place on 01224 645928.

10.00 - 12.00

Nutrition Workshop

Nutrition Workshop

10.00 - 12.00
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

Eating well during and after cancer treatment can make a real difference to the way you feel. Our nutrition workshops introduce you to types of food that are particularly good for you – and tasty ways to enjoy them.

The workshops also cover treatment-related eating challenges, and offer the chance to ask questions about your own diet.

You will be given a booklet on eating well, a selection of inspiring recipes and recommendations for websites to help you eat healthy, delicious meals.

The workshops are open to people with cancer and their families and friends.

Contact the Centre for more information: 01224 645928

13.00 - 14.00

Mindfulness Practice drop-in

Mindfulness Practice drop-in

13.00 - 14.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

This is s drop-in session, which means you don't have to book, you can just come along.

It is led by Jenny, our Psychologist and this class helps you to focus on the 'here and now'. It offers a way of freeing yourself from unhelpful ways of thinking and responding.

Mon
19

November

Mon 19th November

10.00 - 11.00

Qi Gong

Qi Gong

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Maggie’s Centres offer a range of exercise options, including yoga, tai chi and walking groups.

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.

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

13.00 - 15.00

Talking Heads

Talking Heads

13.00 - 15.00
Group session
Every 3 Weeks
Pre book

Talking Heads is our hair loss support workshop. Designed for anyone who is anticipating or experiencing hair loss (both men and women), these sessions cover the practicalities of hair loss as well as offering support with its emotional impact.

Share your concerns about hair loss and learn about alternatives such as buying a wig and tying a head-scarf, as well as what happens when your hair grows back.

Our Talking Heads workshop is held every three weeks.

For more information ot to book a place call the Centre on 01224645928.

Tue
20

November

Tue 20th November

11.30 - 12.30

Relaxation drop-in

Relaxation drop-in

11.30 - 12.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Practical relaxation exercises to help manage stress and improve wellbeing.

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