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Maggie's at the Royal Free

See our current groups, classes and workshops below. All of these groups and sessions are offered free of charge.

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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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Today
23

January

Today 23rd January

09.00 - 17.00

Cancer Support — Drop-In

Cancer Support — Drop-In

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Daily
Drop in

If you've got questions or worries about cancer, just drop into the centre to speak to a Cancer Support Specialist. Our team are here to listen and to guide you to the information you need.

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 help you to cope with stress and tiredness. 

10.00 - 12.30

Mindfulness Course

Mindfulness Course

10.00 - 12.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

This eight-week mindfulness course is a way of helping you develop your skills in concentration and focusing on the here and now. It aims to increase your awareness of how you think, feel and cope in life. 

12.45 - 13.45

CanExercise

CanExercise

12.45 - 13.45
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

CanExercise is 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 - 17.00

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

13.15 - 17.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Acupuncture helps rebalance the flow of energy, blood and fluids and can help to relieve pain. It works by stimulating and balancing the energy in the body through placing sterile, hair thin, needles into ‘acupuncture points’. Our acupucturist can use small silver sticks placed over the acupuncture points instead of needles. 

15.00 - 16.15

Mindfulness Drop-In

Mindfulness Drop-In

15.00 - 16.15
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Using short-guided practices these drop-in sessions offer a space to practise mindfulness, discuss our observations and learn together with curiosity and an open mind.

Fri
24

January

Fri 24th January

09.00 - 17.00

Cancer Support — Drop-In

Cancer Support — Drop-In

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Daily
Drop in

If you've got questions or worries about cancer, just drop into the centre to speak to a Cancer Support Specialist. Our team are here to listen and to guide you to the information you need.

10.30 - 12.30

Expressive Art Drop-In

Expressive Art Drop-In

10.30 - 12.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Art Therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses art materials as its main way expressing and communicating. 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 needed.

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.

14.00 - 17.00

Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique

14.00 - 17.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Alexander technique sessions help you to be aware of how you move, sit and stand so you can notice and correct habits that cause tension, soreness or pain. The techniques help you to improve your posture and move more efficiently.

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.

Mon
27

January

Mon 27th January

09.00 - 17.00

Cancer Support — Drop-In

Cancer Support — Drop-In

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Daily
Drop in

If you've got questions or worries about cancer, just drop into the centre to speak to a Cancer Support Specialist. Our team are here to listen and to guide you to the information you need.

13.00 - 14.00

Relaxation and Visualisation

Relaxation and Visualisation

13.00 - 14.00
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. We'll talk you through how to focus on breathing and connecting with the body, then finish with a visualisation.

14.30 - 15.30

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

14.30 - 15.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Tai Chi is a system 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. 

Tue
28

January

Tue 28th January

09.00 - 17.00

Cancer Support — Drop-In

Cancer Support — Drop-In

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Daily
Drop in

If you've got questions or worries about cancer, just drop into the centre to speak to a Cancer Support Specialist. Our team are here to listen and to guide you to the information you need.

09.30 - 10.30

Morning Pilates

Morning Pilates

09.30 - 10.30
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. This session is open to people with cancer, their familes and friends, and health professionals.

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 - 12.00

Patient Support Group

Patient Support Group

11.00 - 12.00
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

Some patients find it useful to meet in a group setting and are welcome to take part in the support group meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.

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

15.30 - 16.30

Secondary Cancer Support Group

Secondary Cancer Support Group

15.30 - 16.30
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

This group is for anyone whose cancer has come back or spread. This can be a troubling time and the group is a chance to talk to people who understand how you feel. It is facilitated by a Cancer Support Specialist who can answer questions and give support.

Wed
29

January

Wed 29th January

09.00 - 17.00

Cancer Support — Drop-In

Cancer Support — Drop-In

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Daily
Drop in

If you've got questions or worries about cancer, just drop into the centre to speak to a Cancer Support Specialist. Our team are here to listen and to guide you to the information you need.

09.30 - 14.00

Massage

Massage

09.30 - 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 - 16.00

Friends and Family Networking Group

Friends and Family Networking Group

15.00 - 16.00
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.