What's on at
Maggie's Glasgow

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
23

September

Today 23rd September

09.30 - 14.00

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.30 - 14.00
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

If you or someone you care for is living with cancer our Benefits Advisors can access help and grants you are entitled to, 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 - 11.30

Relaxation

Relaxation

10.30 - 11.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

These mindful relaxation classes are for anyone who wants to experience a greater sense of relaxation and well-being in their every day lives. The classes take place in an informal setting and are not aligned to any particular religion.

Mindful relaxation is a process of self-discovery; a process of diving within yourself to find a greater inner strength, greater self awareness and self-confidence, better health, emotional and mental harmony.

It is a form of stress management, a process of recognising and transforming negative thoughts via various relaxation and breathing techniques, meditation and mindfulness exercises.

You don't need to book to join this class – just come in.

11.45 - 13.15

Talking Heads - managing hair-loss

Talking Heads - managing hair-loss

11.45 - 13.15
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Our Talking Heads workshops are an opportunity for both men and woman to come along and discuss treatment-related hair loss.

If you are already experiencing hair loss or anticipating this side-effect of your treatment, you can come along to discuss the practicalities of hair loss, as well as, to receive support for the emotional impact this can have. You will learn all about hair and scalp care as well as having your questions answered; there is also an opportunity within the Talking Heads workshop to learn about wig buying, scarf tying and what happens when your own hair grows back.

Talking Heads is run as a one-off workshop, however support is always on offer within the Centre.

14.00 - 16.00

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better

14.00 - 16.00
Group session
Weekly
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.

Tue
24

September

Tue 24th September

11.00 - 13.00

Living With Less Stress (Six week course)

Living With Less Stress (Six week course)

11.00 - 13.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Living with Less 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.

For more information and to enquire about future course dates, please get in touch.

13.30 - 16.00

Where Now? When treatment ends (7 week course)

Where Now? When treatment ends (7 week course)

13.30 - 16.00
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.

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

For more information and to enquire about future course dates, please get in touch.

14.00 - 15.00

Relaxation

Relaxation

14.00 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

These mindful relaxation classes are for anyone who wants to experience a greater sense of relaxation and well-being in their every day lives. The classes take place in an informal setting and are not aligned to any particular religion.

Mindful relaxation is a process of self-discovery; a process of diving within yourself to find a greater inner strength, greater self awareness and self-confidence, better health, emotional and mental harmony. It is a form of stress management, a process of recognising and transforming negative thoughts via various relaxation and breathing techniques, meditation and mindfulness exercises.

17.00 - 18.00

Singing

Singing

17.00 - 18.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

We know that singing as a group can be great fun, but there is also evidence to suggest that singing has a range of physical and emotional health benefits.

With this in mind, the Maggie’s Glasgow singing group was born. The choir meet weekly, bringing together people affected by cancer in a warm, relaxed and safe environment. One of our regular attendees described the sessions, saying:

"The music and the singing is therapeutic and has helped me with my recovery – you look around, everyone is happy."

No audtions are held and no previous choral experience is required - all you need is enthusiasm! 

Wed
25

September

Wed 25th September

09.30 - 16.00

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.30 - 16.00
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

If you or someone you care for is living with cancer our Benefits Advisors can access help and grants you are entitled to, 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 - 11.30

Meditation

Meditation

10.30 - 11.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Meditation is a way of helping you develop your skills in concentration and focusing on the here and now. It is aimed to increase your awareness of how you think, feel and cope in life. When developing this skill an opening can be created to learn to deal with stress differently.

These sessions are suitable for everyone, regardless of experience in meditation. It will be an opportunity to meditate together and learn from each other. In the sessions we will meditate together, through guided meditation. 

Come and join us to try mindful meditation, a lovely peaceful opportunity to lose yourself in the moment.

10.30 - 12.00

Prostate cancer support group

Prostate cancer support group

10.30 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

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.

Our Prostate Support Group is very much about peer support and is a great opportunity to speak with others at similar, and different, stages on their journey.

11.45 - 14.45

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter

11.45 - 14.45
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Our Knit and Natter group is open to everyone affected by cancer and is an opportunity to relax and simply have a chat and knit away! Our Knit and Natter group also showcase their creations with Easter and Christmas stalls within Gartnavel Hospital.

12.00 - 14.00

Getting started with cancer treatment

Getting started with cancer treatment

12.00 - 14.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Getting started with cancer treatment is a workshop for anyone recently diagnosed with cancer and their family and friends.

The workshop will help you understand cancer and the treatments available, as well as potential side effects, how to manage them and how to look after yourself.

Getting Started with Cancer Treatment can help you take an active role in your treatment and recovery, and give you a chance to ask questions and share your experiences with people who understand what you’re going through.

13.30 - 15.30

Mindfulness (8-week course)

Mindfulness (8-week course)

13.30 - 15.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Our 8-week Mindfulness course is a way of helping you develop your skills in concentration and focusing on the here and now. It aims to increase your awareness of how you think, feel and cope in life. 

Please note that you'll need to have finished our Living with less stress course before joining Mindfulness.

For more information or to enquire about future course dates please get in touch.

14.00 - 15.00

Health walk

Health walk

14.00 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Thu
26

September

Thu 26th September

10.00 - 11.30

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

10.00 - 11.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

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.

11.45 - 13.30

Expressive Writing (6 week course)

Expressive Writing (6 week course)

11.45 - 13.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

As a process, writing can help you to learn to understand your feelings, which may help to build your confidence. Our weekly Expressive Writing group provides a way to explore thoughts, ideas and emotions related to, or completely separate from, your cancer journey.

This course is open to everyone affected by cancer; whether you are an experienced writer or have never written before, it gives time and space to develop expressive writing skills as a tool to improve personal wellbeing. 

Passages and poems are read, and listening skills developed. Visual images, music, ‘flow-writing’ and writing in Maggie’s garden are some of the prompts that encourage and inspire participants to write in the genres of their choice – fiction, non-fiction or poetry.

“The expressive writing group has been brilliant, I’ve not really spoken about my feelings but it’s like I’ve got a diary now which helps me through the bad days”. Group member

 

 

 

12.30 - 13.30

Fun functional fitness

Fun functional fitness

12.30 - 13.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in
14.00 - 16.00

Living with Less Stress (Six week course)

Living with Less Stress (Six week course)

14.00 - 16.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Living with Less 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.

For more information and to enquire about future course dates, please get in touch.

Fri
27

September

Fri 27th September

10.30 - 12.30

Nutrition (8-week course)

Nutrition (8-week course)

10.30 - 12.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Eating well during and after cancer treatment can make a real difference to the way you feel.

Our 8-week nutrition course introduce you to types of food that are particularly good for you as well as the tastiest ways to enjoy them. 

The sessions also cover treatment-related eating challenges offering the chance to ask questions about your own diet, taking the format of both theory and practical weeks encompassing learning and cooking in our kitchen.

You will be given a booklet on eating well, a selection of inspiring recipes and recommendations for websites to help you eat healthy, delicious meals.

The workshops are open to people with cancer and their families and friends.

11.30 - 12.30

Yoga

Yoga

11.30 - 12.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

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.

14.00 - 15.00

Older person's support group

Older person's support group

14.00 - 15.00
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

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.