What's on at
Maggie's at the Cancerkin Centre

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
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June

Mon 25th June

09.00 - 17.00

Counselling

Counselling

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychotherapist helps people to address a complex range of psychological issues through a range of therapeutic approaches.

She offers support to individuals who are undergoing the treatment of cancer and her services extend to their families.

11.00 - 12.00

Relaxation and visualisation

Relaxation and visualisation

11.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

These drop-in sessions are designed to create space to help you find some peace and calmness. They can also help to manage stress and improve well-being. Relaxation is guided by talking you through focusing on breathing, connecting with the body and continuing with a visualisation.

14.30 - 15.30

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

14.30 - 15.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Tai Chi has evolved into a number of systems of meditation, breathing exercises and other techniques to maintain health.

It can help release stress and tension and promotes relaxation, co-ordination, muscle tone, increased energy flow, confidence, good posture and balance. 

17.00 - 18.00

Choir

Choir

17.00 - 18.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

The choir is open to all Maggie's visitors as well as staff and patients at the Royal Free Hospital. It is led by the Royal Free Hospital staff. Singing in a choir can have physical, psychological, emotional and social benefits, including an improved immune system, better posture and muscle tone, and a boost to your confidence.

Tue
26

June

Tue 26th June

09.00 - 17.00

Counselling

Counselling

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychotherapist helps people to address a complex range of psychological issues through a range of therapeutic approaches.

She offers support to individuals who are undergoing the treatment of cancer and her services extend to their families.

10.00 - 14.30

Reiki

Reiki

10.00 - 14.30
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Reiki, a Japanese word for Universal Life Energy, is a relaxing and gentle technique where therapists believe they act as a channel for energy which they transfer through their hands to aid self-healing, rebalancing and relaxation.

A Reiki session involves sitting or lying down fully clothed, while the practitioner gently places their hands on or just above the body in a sequence of positions that allows energy to flow from the practitioner through to the person.

11.00 - 12.30

Support Group

Support Group

11.00 - 12.30
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

Some patients find it useful to meet in a group setting and are welcome to take part in the Support Group meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month.

The group gets together to enjoy mutual support, information sharing and facilitated discussion.

Wed
27

June

Wed 27th June

09.00 - 17.00

Counselling

Counselling

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychotherapist helps people to address a complex range of psychological issues through a range of therapeutic approaches.

She offers support to individuals who are undergoing the treatment of cancer and her services extend to their families.

09.30 - 15.00

Reflexology

Reflexology

09.30 - 15.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary therapy that works on the feet to aid healing generally, not just the prevailing symptoms.

It aims to promote better health and wellbeing and is based on the theory that different points on the feet correspond with different areas of the body.

10.00 - 14.00

Massage

Massage

10.00 - 14.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Melt your stress away with a wonderfully relaxing oil massage.

Massage can help combat stress and tension and create equilibrium in the mind, body and soul. It not only feels good, but can relax the mind and body, ease tension and promote sleep.

13.00 - 14.00

Pilates

Pilates

13.00 - 14.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Pilates is an invigorating form of exercise for your mind and body that can improve your strength, flexibility and overall mobility.

The Pilates method uses controlled movements and breathing to tone and strengthen the body as well as focus the mind. 

15.00 - 16.30

Friends and family networking group

Friends and family networking group

15.00 - 16.30
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

This group is for friends and relatives of people with cancer. It provides an opportunity to talk to other people who are in a similar situation to you, and to share experiences. The group is a safe space to express emotions and feelings with people who understand.

Thu
28

June

Thu 28th June

09.00 - 17.00

Counselling

Counselling

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychotherapist helps people to address a complex range of psychological issues through a range of therapeutic approaches.

She offers support to individuals who are undergoing the treatment of cancer and her services extend to their families.

09.30 - 12.45

Tuina Massage

Tuina Massage

09.30 - 12.45
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Tuina is gentle, meditative massage that uses breathing whilst focusing on a specific acupuncture point, channel, organ or area.

This approach can help to balance the body and deal with conditions such as stress and tiredness. 

12.45 - 13.45

CanExercise

CanExercise

12.45 - 13.45
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

CanExercise is simply Cancer Rehabilitation through exercise.

Movements and exercises are incorporated to regain and maintain range of motion, restore physical and emotional balance, reduce your risk of developing lymphoedema or to help control existing lymphoedema, and generally raise your energy levels whilst having fun!

13.15 - 17.15

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

13.15 - 17.15
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Acupuncture helps rebalance the flow of energy, blood and fluids and can help to alleviate pain.

It works by stimulating and balancing the energy in the body through the insertion of sterile hair thin needles into ‘acupuncture points’.

Fri
29

June

Fri 29th June

09.00 - 17.00

Counselling

Counselling

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychotherapist helps people to address a complex range of psychological issues through a range of therapeutic approaches.

She offers support to individuals who are undergoing the treatment of cancer and her services extend to their families.

10.30 - 12.30

Art Therapy Course

Art Therapy Course

10.30 - 12.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

This 9-week Art therapy course is a way to explore feelings that can be difficult to put into words. Making art can help people affected by cancer to slow down, relax and express feelings through pictures, colour and form.

14.00 - 17.00

Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique

14.00 - 17.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

The Alexander Technique is a unique and practical method of becoming aware of how we use the whole of ourselves (mind and body) in our everyday lives.

You will learn to become aware of how your unconscious habits of reaction interfere with your natural poise and how to direct your energies in a more positive way.

14.30 - 15.30

Yoga

Yoga

14.30 - 15.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Yoga offers a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, combining mind (focus and attention), energy (breathing practices) and body (movement and postures).

The practice of yoga exercises can help to stretch and flex the body, develop breath awareness, relaxation and sometimes meditation.