What's on at
Maggie's Edinburgh

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 18th February

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 in to the Centre to speak to a Cancer Support Specialist. Our team are here to listen and to guide you to the information you need.

12.30 - 14.00

Creative writing

Creative writing

12.30 - 14.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Creative writing is a way to explore thoughts, ideas and emotions that you might otherwise find difficult to express, with no skill or experience required.

The creative writing exercises can help you to slow down, relax and process your thoughts. Feelings that you might find difficult to put into words can be more easily expressed through metaphors and stories. As a process, writing can help you to learn to understand your feelings, which may help to build your confidence.

13.30 - 16.00

Benefits Advice Drop-in

Benefits Advice Drop-in

13.30 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

At Maggie’s you can speak to a specialist Benefits Advisor to get advice on receiving all the benefits you are entitled to.

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.

19.30 - 20.30

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

19.30 - 20.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

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.

Tue
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February

Tue 19th February

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 in to 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 - 12.00

Family and friends group

Family and friends group

10.30 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Friends and Family is a six-week course for anyone caring for a person with cancer.

The Friends and Family course helps you learn more about cancer, its treatment and likely side effects. You can also learn about your role as a carer, and the impact cancer might have on your life.

The course covers practical things like eating well and how to take care of yourself and the person you’re caring for, as well as the emotional effects cancer might have on you. The course also explores relaxation techniques that can help you manage stress.

11.00 - 12.00

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking

11.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Nordic Walking is a unique form of exercise which uses more than 90% of the body’s muscles. It began in Finland, where skiers were looking for a summertime version of cross-country skiing, but has grown in popularity and now has more than ten million participants across the world.

What is it that makes it so perfect for Maggie’s visitors? 

  • Rebuild your confidence and stamina after cancer treatment
  • Reduce fatigue during and after treatment
  • Combat weight gain
  • Help with low mood and depression
  • Be sociable and exercise at the same time

Nordic walking is a physical exercise suitable for all, irrespective of age, or physical condition. If you can walk, you can Nordic Walk!

More more information or to sign up please call 0131 537 3135.

13.30 - 14.30

Nordic Walking Afternoon Session

Nordic Walking Afternoon Session

13.30 - 14.30
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Nordic Walking is a unique form of exercise which uses more than 90% of the body’s muscles. It began in Finland, where skiers were looking for a summertime version of cross-country skiing, but has grown in popularity and now has more than 10 million participants across the world.

What is it that makes it so perfect for Maggie’s visitors? 

  • Rebuild your confidence and stamina after cancer treatment
  • Reduce fatigue during and after treatment
  • Combat weight gain
  • Help with low mood and depression
  • Be sociable and exercise at the same time

Nordic walking is a physical exercise suitable for all, irrespective of age, or physical condition. If you can walk, you can Nordic Walk!

For more information or to sign up please call 0131 537 3135.

14.00 - 16.00

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better

14.00 - 16.00
Group session
Fortnightly
Pre book

Look Good Feel Better is a one-off 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.

Wed
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February

Wed 20th February

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 in to the Centre to speak to a Cancer Support Specialist. Our team are here to listen and to guide you to the information you need.

14.30 - 18.00

Where Now?

Where Now?

14.30 - 18.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Where Now? is a six-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

Thu
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February

Thu 21st February

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 in to 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 - 12.00

Support group

Support group

10.30 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

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.

12.30 - 13.30

Stress reduction and relaxation

Stress reduction and relaxation

12.30 - 13.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

This is for anyone who has or has had cancer and their families and friends. It includes various methods of relaxation including meditaion and visualisation and teaches you how to use these methods in everyday life.

13.30 - 15.30

Managing stress, learning relaxation and visualisation

Managing stress, learning relaxation and visualisation

13.30 - 15.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Managing Stress 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 and a relaxation CD 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.

Fri
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February

Fri 22nd February

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 in to the Centre to speak to a Cancer Support Specialist. Our team are here to listen and to guide you to the information you need.

10.00 - 12.00

Managing stress, learning relaxation and visualisation

Managing stress, learning relaxation and visualisation

10.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Managing Stress 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 and a relaxation CD 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.

13.45 - 15.45

Expressive art group

Expressive art group

13.45 - 15.45
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Expressive art is a way to explore your feelings – particularly those which can be difficult to put into words – with no skill or experience required.

Concentrating on creating art can help you slow down, relax and process your thoughts. Your unconscious mind can express feelings through pictures, colours and shapes that you might struggle to put into words. And by doing that you may begin to understand more what you’re feeling, which can help to build your confidence.

Sat
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February

Sat 23rd February

10.00 - 13.00

Tai Chi taster session

Tai Chi taster session

10.00 - 13.00
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

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 once a month taster session - please contact the Centre for details