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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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Today
16

October

Today 16th October

09.00 - 17.00

Cancer support drop in

Cancer support drop in

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Daily
Drop in

If you're concerned about cancer, have a question about treatment or want a quiet space to sit with a cup of tea, you can drop into Maggie’s and speak to a Cancer Support Specialist at any time.

Our professional qualified staff are there to listen to your concerns and guide you to the information you need.

10.00 - 16.00

Benefits advice appointments

Benefits advice appointments

10.00 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

At Maggie’s you can book an appointment with our specialist Benefits Advisor to get advice on receiving all the benefits to which you're entitled.

If you, or someone you care for, is living with cancer, our Benefits Advisor can help you complete forms and also access any additional support that you might be eligible for, such as parking permits.

We know that living with cancer can have a real impact on your finances, through lost income and increased costs such as heating and travel. Our Benefits Advisor is here to help you understand which benefits are available to you and to help with the application process.

Our Benefits Advisor is available for pre-booked appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Just call the Centre on the number below to arrange a suitable time.

 

10.00 - 11.00

Yoga drop in

Yoga drop in

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

There's growing evidence supporting the role of physical activity during and after cancer treatment.

Yoga is a gentle form of exercise and is great for maintaining flexible joints and increasing balance and strength.

Yoga is for everyone. The classes are relaxed and varied with an emphasis on breathing deeply, moving and having fun.

Please note that the session on Tuesday 15 May has been cancelled.

11.00 - 13.00

Expressive Art Therapy drop in

Expressive Art Therapy drop in

11.00 - 13.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Art Therapy is a form of Psychotherapy that uses art materials as its main mode of expression and communication. Expressive art is a way to explore your feelings in a non-judgemental space, particularly those that can be difficult to put into  words, with no skill or experience required.

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.

13.00 - 16.00

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better

13.00 - 16.00
Individual
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. Find out more about the  Look Good Feel Better organisation.

Wed
17

October

Wed 17th October

09.00 - 17.00

Psychologist support session

Psychologist support session

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychologist supports individuals on a one-to-one basis focusing on specific cancers.

For a one-to-one session, please call the Centre to arrange a suitable time.

09.00 - 17.00

Cancer support drop in

Cancer support drop in

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Daily
Drop in

If you're concerned about cancer, have a question about treatment or want a quiet space to sit with a cup of tea, you can drop into Maggie’s and speak to a Cancer Support Specialist at any time.

Our professional qualified staff are there to listen to your concerns and guide you to the information you need.

10.00 - 16.00

Benefits advice appointments

Benefits advice appointments

10.00 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

At Maggie’s you can book an appointment with our specialist Benefits Advisor to get advice on receiving all the benefits to which you're entitled.

If you, or someone you care for, is living with cancer, our Benefits Advisor can help you complete forms and also access any additional support that you might be eligible for, such as parking permits.

We know that living with cancer can have a real impact on your finances, through lost income and increased costs such as heating and travel. Our Benefits Advisor is here to help you understand which benefits are available to you and to help with the application process.

Our Benefits Advisor is available for pre-booked appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Just call the Centre on the number below to arrange a suitable time.

 

12.30 - 15.30

Where now?

Where now?

12.30 - 15.30
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.

17.00 - 19.00

Move, Dance, Feel - Expressive dance

Move, Dance, Feel - Expressive dance

17.00 - 19.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Move, Dance, Feel is a form of expressive dance to music, to help ladies express their feelings through movement.

This is a ladies only event, starting every Wednesday for 10 consecutive weeks, from 26 September until 28 November

Thu
18

October

Thu 18th October

09.00 - 17.00

Cancer support drop in

Cancer support drop in

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Daily
Drop in

If you're concerned about cancer, have a question about treatment or want a quiet space to sit with a cup of tea, you can drop into Maggie’s and speak to a Cancer Support Specialist at any time.

Our professional qualified staff are there to listen to your concerns and guide you to the information you need.

11.00 - 12.00

Walking for health drop in

Walking for health drop in

11.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

A weekly walking group tailored for people affected by cancer and flexible to suit your own needs.

All our walks are facilitated by experienced walk leaders, and everyone is invited back to Maggie’s for refreshments following the walk.

We only do gentle walking, and tailor each walk to suit whoever joins us. So there's no need to feel that's going to be difficult – just come along and have a go!

If you would like to have a chat with one of the team just give us a call or email us at barts@maggiescentres.org

14.00 - 15.30

Bladder Cancer Support Group

Bladder Cancer Support Group

14.00 - 15.30
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

Our monthly bladder cancer support group is for anyone affected by bladder cancer and is supported by a clinical nurse specialist in bladder cancer along with Fight Bladder Cancer 

14.30 - 15.30

Qi Gong / Tai Chi drop in

Qi Gong / Tai Chi drop in

14.30 - 15.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Qi Gong is a type of health exercise, practised for centuries by millions of Chinese people.

It's based on repetitions of precise sets of movements, designed to promote the movement of Qi (energy) in the body. A key point in Qi Gong practice is relaxation and deep breathing, both of which are necessary to allow Qi to flow.

Qi Gong is easy to learn and enjoyable to do, and even a few minutes of practise can have an invigorating and rejuvenating effect.

All the sessions are tailored to people with cancer and are flexible to suit your own needs, so you only need to do what feels comfortable.

If you want to take part wear the sort of clothing that allows plenty of unrestricted movement.

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

Fri
19

October

Fri 19th October

08.00 - 08.45

Yoga drop in

Yoga drop in

08.00 - 08.45
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

This session is open to hospital staff, who work with people who have cancer, as well as our Centre visitors

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.

Our yoga sessions offer the opportunity for gentle restorative exercise and stretching to help build general fitness and resilience. You don't need any previous experience and we'll provide the yoga mats.

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 session, so there's no need to bvook. And wear casual comfy clothing that won't hinder your movement.

09.00 - 17.00

Cancer support drop in

Cancer support drop in

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Daily
Drop in

If you're concerned about cancer, have a question about treatment or want a quiet space to sit with a cup of tea, you can drop into Maggie’s and speak to a Cancer Support Specialist at any time.

Our professional qualified staff are there to listen to your concerns and guide you to the information you need.

10.15 - 12.15

Living with less stress

Living with less stress

10.15 - 12.15
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

This stress management course is for anyone who has or has had cancer, and their family and friends.

It's a six-week course that encourages you try out various methods of relaxation including controlling anxious thoughts, meditation, visualisation and “quick” or emergency relaxation. You can then decide which methods work best for you.

You’ll get handouts so you can practise at home, and advice on how to incorporate what you’ve learned into your daily life after the course has finished.

If you want to come along, just let us know in advance by calling the Centreto book your place.

11.00 - 12.00

Gentle exercise class drop in

Gentle exercise class drop in

11.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

A gentle exercise session,with a qualified exercise therapist, for those experiencing reduced mobility.

You'll build strength using resistance bands and stimulate circulation with gentle movements.

12.30 - 13.30

Yoga drop in

Yoga drop in

12.30 - 13.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in
12.45 - 13.45

Gentle exercise class drop in

Gentle exercise class drop in

12.45 - 13.45
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

A gentle exercise session, with a qualified exercise therapist, for those experiencing reduced mobility.

You'll build strength using resistance bands and stimulate circulation with gentle movements.

14.00 - 16.00

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

14.00 - 16.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Mindfulness is paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – and it can improve your mental wellbeing.

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is a group programme that combines meditation and cognitive behavioural therapy in order to help manage problems such as depression and stress, often present following a diagnosis or cancer treatment.

This eight-week course includes meditation and other similar practices, and then involve some reflection about this experience. Sometimes we break into small groups to discuss the practice and sometimes we stay in the larger group. You only have to give feedback if you're comfortable doing so.

If is something you'd like to try, give the Centre a call and we'll keep a place for you on the course.

Mon
22

October

Mon 22nd October

09.00 - 17.00

Cancer support drop in

Cancer support drop in

09.00 - 17.00
Individual
Daily
Drop in

If you're concerned about cancer, have a question about treatment or want a quiet space to sit with a cup of tea, you can drop into Maggie’s and speak to a Cancer Support Specialist at any time.

Our professional qualified staff are there to listen to your concerns and guide you to the information you need.

10.00 - 16.00

Benefits advice appointments

Benefits advice appointments

10.00 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

At Maggie’s you can book an appointment with our specialist Benefits Advisor to get advice on receiving all the benefits to which you're entitled.

If you, or someone you care for, is living with cancer, our Benefits Advisor can help you complete forms and also access any additional support that you might be eligible for, such as parking permits.

We know that living with cancer can have a real impact on your finances, through lost income and increased costs such as heating and travel. Our Benefits Advisor is here to help you understand which benefits are available to you and to help with the application process.

Our Benefits Advisor is available for pre-booked appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Just call the Centre on the number below to arrange a suitable time.

 

11.00 - 13.00

Getting Back to Work Workshop (B)

Getting Back to Work Workshop (B)

11.00 - 13.00
Group session
One Off
Pre book

If you need advice and support with return to work planning, or if you're at work and struggling, come to our session.

16.30 - 19.30

Where now?

Where now?

16.30 - 19.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Your treatment has finished, so now what? "Where now?" is for anyone facing life after cancer. It can help you to find a new normaility by addressing the physical, emotional and practical issues you might be facing after treatment.

The 7-week course consists of 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.

Topics include emotional wellbeing, returning to work, exercise, healthy eating, keeping up momentum and staying on track.

Numbers on the course are limited, so please give us a call to book your place.