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
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October

Today 18th October

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
19

October

Thu 19th October

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.

Fri
20

October

Fri 20th October

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.

Mon
23

October

Mon 23rd October

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.

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.

15.00 - 16.30

Men's group

Men's group

15.00 - 16.30
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.

Tue
24

October

Tue 24th October

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.

11.30 - 13.30

Gardening with Karen

Gardening with Karen

11.30 - 13.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Being in a natural environment has been shown to have a positive effect on wellbeing, improving mindfulness and reducing stress levels. Our gardening groups offer the chance to enjoy the gardens at Maggie’s and take part in a creative activity with other people who are going through a similar experience.

The groups are run by Karen, an experienced gardener and are open to anyone with cancer and their families and friends.

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

Talking Heads

Talking Heads

14.00 - 16.00
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

Talking Heads is our hair loss support workshop. Designed for anyone who is anticipating or experiencing hair loss (both men and women), these sessions cover the practicalities of hair loss as well as offering support with its emotional impact.

Share your concerns about hair loss and learn about alternatives such as buying a wig and tying a head-scarf, as well as what happens when your hair grows back.