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
27

April

Today 27th April

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
28

April

Fri 28th April

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.

Mon
1

May

Mon 1st May

The Centre is closed today

Have you visited Maggie's Online Centre? It's open 24/7 for information and support from our online community.

Visit Maggie's Online Centre

Tue
2

May

Tue 2nd May

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.

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
3

May

Wed 3rd May

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
17.30 - 19.00

Haematology networking group

Haematology networking group

17.30 - 19.00
Group session
Monthly
Drop in