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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
24

June

Today 24th June

09.00 - 13.00

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.00 - 13.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

At Maggie’s you can speak to a 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 Advisors 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 Advisors are here to help you understand which benefits are available to you and to help with the application process.

10.30 - 12.30

Stress Management programme - Living with less stress

Stress Management programme - Living with less stress

10.30 - 12.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

The Stress Management programme is a six-week course for anyone who has, or has had, cancer, and their families and friends.

The course introduces different methods of relaxation including: controlling anxious thoughts, meditation, visualisation and ‘quick’ or emergency relaxation.

You will be given handouts so you can practice your stress management techniques at home and learn to draw on these techniques at times of pressure and anxiety.

Our Cancer Support Specialist can offer advice on how to incorporate what you’ve learnt into your daily life after the course has finished.

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

16.30 - 19.30

Where Now?

Where Now?

16.30 - 19.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Where Now?  a 7-week course for anyone who has finished their cancer treatment, and their cancer is in remission. 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 session is led by a Cancer Support Specialist or Clinical Psychologist and Healthcare Professionals and offers you the chance to explore key issues and concerns alongside other people in a similar situation.

Each week there is a 45 minute Exercise class, followed by an hours talk  and then a shared snack, provided by Maggie's.

Talks include

Week 1 Introduction

Week 2 Exercise

Weeks 3 Healthy Eating

Week 4 Emotional Wellbeing

Week 5 Post Treatment Challenges

Week 6 Partnering with your Medical Team

Week 7 Keeping Up Momentun

 

 Call the centre or drop in, to book a place

Tue
25

June

Tue 25th June

09.00 - 13.00

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.00 - 13.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

At Maggie’s you can speak to a 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 Advisors 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 Advisors are here to help you understand which benefits are available to you and to help with the application process.

09.00 - 16.00

Psychologist support session

Psychologist support session

09.00 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychologists support individuals on a one-to-one basis as well as running timetabled group sessions focusing on specific cancers.

Please call the Centre on 0203 904 3448  or drop in and talk with a cancer support specialist to book an appointment.

10.00 - 11.00

Yoga drop in

Yoga drop in

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

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.

 

11.15 - 13.15

Expressive Art Therapy

Expressive Art Therapy

11.15 - 13.15
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 - 15.00

Pre Stem Cell Transplant Group

Pre Stem Cell Transplant Group

13.00 - 15.00
Group session
Fortnightly
Pre book

You will be booked into the networking and information session, by your Clinical Nurse Specialist at St Bartholomew's Hospital, prior to Stem Cell Transplantation

This group is facilitated by a Maresa Farrell Hameatology Clinical Nurse Specialist at St Bartholomew's Hospital.

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

Wed
26

June

Wed 26th June

09.00 - 13.00

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.00 - 13.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

At Maggie’s you can speak to a 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 Advisors 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 Advisors are here to help you understand which benefits are available to you and to help with the application process.

09.00 - 16.00

Psychologist support session

Psychologist support session

09.00 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychologists support individuals on a one-to-one basis as well as running timetabled group sessions focusing on specific cancers.

Please call the Centre on 0203 904 3448  or drop in and talk with a cancer support specialist to book an appointment.

10.00 - 11.00

Yoga

Yoga

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Traditiona Hatha yoga but yoga4cancer modified - specialised yoga classes to help people affected by cancer to manage treatment side effects and cancer recovery.

11.30 - 12.15

Relaxation drop-in

Relaxation drop-in

11.30 - 12.15
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Practical relaxation exercises to help manage stress and improve wellbeing.

These sessions are designed to help you find some peace and calmness. A psychologist or cancer support specialist will guide you throught the process of relaxing your muscles one by one and letting tension ebb away, through deep breathing exercisese and visualisation.

There is also the opportunity before and after the session to enjoy a coffee/tea at the kitchen table.

12.30 - 15.30

Where Now?

Where Now?

12.30 - 15.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Where Now?  a 7-week course for anyone who has finished their cancer treatment, and their cancer is in remission. 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 session is led by a Cancer Support Specialist or Clinical Psychologist and Healthcare Professionals and offers you the chance to explore key issues and concerns alongside other people in a similar situation.

Each week there is a 45 minute Exercise class, followed by an hours talk  and then a shared snack, provided by Maggie's.

Talks include

Week 1 Introduction

Week 2 Exercise

Weeks 3 Healthy Eating

Week 4 Emotional Wellbeing

Week 5 Post Treatment Challenges

Week 6 Partnering with your Medical Team

Week 7 Keeping Up Momentum

 

Call the centre or drop in, to book a place

17.00 - 19.00

Move, Dance, Feel

Move, Dance, Feel

17.00 - 19.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

This 10 week workshop starts on Tuesday 30 April. It will usually be on a Wednesday except for the 30 April, 14 May and 04 June when the workshop will be on a Tuesday.

These sessions provide a fun means of being physically active, a chance to meet and dance with other women, and a way of reconnecting with the body. Move Dance Feel is centred around creative expression, and no prior dance experience is necessary. This is a women-only event.

 

17.00 - 19.00

Move, Dance Feel (weeks 7-10)

Move, Dance Feel (weeks 7-10)

17.00 - 19.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

These sessions provide a fun means of being physically active, a chance to meet and dance with other women, and a way of reconnecting with the body. Move Dance Feel is centred around creative expression, and no prior dance experience is necessary. This is a women-only event.

 

Thu
27

June

Thu 27th June

09.00 - 13.00

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.00 - 13.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

At Maggie’s you can speak to a 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 Advisors 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 Advisors are here to help you understand which benefits are available to you and to help with the application process.

09.00 - 16.00

Psychologist support session

Psychologist support session

09.00 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychologists support individuals on a one-to-one basis as well as running timetabled group sessions focusing on specific cancers.

Please call the Centre on 0203 904 3448  or drop in and talk with a cancer support specialist to book an appointment.

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 to Maggie’s for refreshments before and 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 it's going to be difficult – just come along and have a go!

 

14.00 - 16.00

Hair loss support group

Hair loss support group

14.00 - 16.00
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

Join us for a free practical sessions, learning about caring for your hair and scalp before, during and after treatment. Pick up scarf-tying techniques and try on different headwear.

The last Thursday of each month

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
28

June

Fri 28th June

09.00 - 13.00

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.00 - 13.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

At Maggie’s you can speak to a 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 Advisors 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 Advisors are here to help you understand which benefits are available to you and to help with the application process.

09.00 - 16.00

Psychologist support session

Psychologist support session

09.00 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our Psychologists support individuals on a one-to-one basis as well as running timetabled group sessions focusing on specific cancers.

Please call the Centre on 0203 904 3448  or drop in and talk with a cancer support specialist to book an appointment.

10.00 - 11.00

Drop in Yoga

Drop in Yoga

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Traditiona Hatha yoga but yoga4cancer modified - specialised yoga classes to help people affected by cancer to manage treatment side effects and cancer recovery.

11.15 - 12.15

Gentle exercise class – drop in

Gentle exercise class – drop in

11.15 - 12.15
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 - 14.30

Men's weekly networking group

Men's weekly networking group

12.30 - 14.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

For all men who have had a cancer diagnosis.

This weekly networking group will mean you can connect with other men who may have experienced similar issues.

Each week our exercise therapist will start the session with some circuit training. This will be followed by a light lunch and time to network.

Once a month we will also have a guest speaker join the group to give a talk on subjects of interest that the group will identify

15.00 - 16.30

Head and Neck cancer (Talking Heads) support group

Head and Neck cancer (Talking Heads) support group

15.00 - 16.30
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

An opportunity for anyone who has undergone treatment for head and neck cancer to talk with Clinical Nurse and Cancer Support Specialists about any concerns.

It's also a chance to meet others who have been through similar experiences. The group meets on the last Friday of every month.