What's on at
Maggie's Highlands

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
24

March

Today 24th March

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.

09.00 - 17.00

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.00 - 17.00
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.

10.00 - 12.00

Expressive Art

Expressive Art

10.00 - 12.00
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
25

March

Sat 25th March

13.00 - 15.00

Lymphoedema Network Group

Lymphoedema Network Group

13.00 - 15.00
Group session
One Off
Drop in

The Lymphoedema Network Group an opportunity to meet others in the Highlands who live with lymphoedema and hear from speakers on many different aspects of living with lymphoedema. It is a great opportunity to share experiences and learn and swap tips with those in similar situations.

This group has been established for a while, but very welcoming to newcomers. Come along and play a part in shaping future groups.

Mon
27

March

Mon 27th March

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.

11.00 - 12.00

Relaxation

Relaxation

11.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

The group 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.

12.00 - 13.00

Yoga for beginners

Yoga for beginners

12.00 - 13.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

For anyone who has cancer or is caring for someone with cancer.

Yoga is a very enjoyable way of helping us return to good natural posture and good natural breathing. It can help recharge our batteries as we release tension and allow ourselves to come to a more balanced state.

These yoga sessions are suitable for everyone regardless of age, flexibility or fitness.

We will be practicing gentle yoga movements either lying down or sitting on the sofa and moving slowly and safely with awareness.

14.00 - 16.00

Living with Less Stress

Living with Less Stress

14.00 - 16.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

A six week course for anyone who has had a cancer diagnosis or who is living with or supporting someone with cancer.

On this course you will be introduced to a variety of relaxation methods including:

 - Breathing techniques
 - Mindfulness
 - Quick or emergency relaxation skills
 - Controlling anxious thoughts
 - Visualisation

For more inforamtion or to book a place, give us a call on 01463 706306, email us: highlands@maggiescentres.org, or dro into the centre and speak to a member of the team.

Tue
28

March

Tue 28th March

09.00 - 17.00

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.00 - 17.00
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.

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 - 11.30

Haematology Cancer Network group

Haematology Cancer Network group

10.30 - 11.30
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.

Networking Groups, which bring together groups of people with the same type of cancer. These groups are tailored to a specific cancer and provide information on treatment options and techniques to improve wellbeing.

11.00 - 12.30

Wellbeing Group

Wellbeing Group

11.00 - 12.30
Group session
Fortnightly
Pre book

Steps and guidelines to a progressive well-being growth.

A fortnightly 8-week course for anyone who has had a cancer diagnosis or who is living with or supporting someone with cancer

In this course we will:

- Explore positive thoughts and emotions
- Focus on human potential
- Increase quality of life
- Monitor well-being and look and what interupts it
- Explore life purpose

13.00 - 15.30

Living with and Beyond Prostate Cancer Course

Living with and Beyond Prostate Cancer Course

13.00 - 15.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

The Living with and Beyond Prostate Cancer course will provide men and their families with information and practical support to help them adjust to living with prostate cancer. 

The course will cover areas such as:

- understanding fatigue and ways to manage it
- continence problems and how to deal with them
- dealing with loss of confidence and managing stress

Men and their families will also have the opportunity to share advice and provide support to others who have been through similar experiences.

The course starts on Thursday 15 January 3.00 – 5.00pm and will run for eight weeks.  Those who live long distances from the Centre are welcome to take advantage of doing some of the sessions within the course; just contact Carole on 01463 706306 or highlands@maggiescentres.org and book your place on the course.

Wed
29

March

Wed 29th March

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.

09.30 - 10.30

Tai Chi & Qi Gong

Tai Chi & Qi Gong

09.30 - 10.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

For anyone who has cancer, or is caring for someone with cancer.

Stress prevention through Tai Chi & Qi Gong

  • Tai Chi and Qi Gong exercises help relaxation.
  • To relax is to conserve energy.
  • Tai Chi and Qi Gong use a well balanced interplay of tension and release that is usually associated with general well-being and emotional stability.
  • From motion you obtain serenity and stability by the release of tension through the continuous shifting of weight from one foot to the other.
  • Traditional Chinese medical theory is the basis of the specific Qi Gong exercises.

A typical session starts with practicing the routine (either seated or standing depending upon the individual physical condition) to soft music which takes approximately 10 minutes. The bulk of the session is spent explaining the movements of the routine along with how and why they are helpful and then the session is normally closed by performing the exercise routine once more.

10.30 - 11.30

Walking Group

Walking Group

10.30 - 11.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

A weekly walking group in conjunction with Step It Up Highland. All sessions are tailored to people affected by cancer and are flexible to suit your own needs. They can also provide a chance to talk to people going through a similar experience.

All our walks will be facilitated by experienced walk leaders, and everyone is invited back to Maggie’s for refreshments following the walk.

We will only do gentle walking, and tailor each walk to suit whoever joins us. So no need to feel that it is difficult –come along and have a go!

If you would like to have a chat with one of the team just give us a call on 01463 706306 or highlands@maggiescentres.org

10.30 - 11.30

Friends and Family Group

Friends and Family Group

10.30 - 11.30
Group session
Fortnightly
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.

14.00 - 17.00

Where Now? Support beyond treatment

Where Now? Support beyond treatment

14.00 - 17.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Where Now? is a seven-week course for anyone who has finished their cancer treatment. 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

Lunch is also provided.

Call the team to book a place on 01463 706306.

Thu
30

March

Thu 30th March

09.00 - 17.00

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.00 - 17.00
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.

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.

12.00 - 13.00

Relaxation

Relaxation

12.00 - 13.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

The group 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.

13.00 - 15.00

Creative writing

Creative writing

13.00 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

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.

17.00 - 18.00

Prostate Cancer Network Group

Prostate Cancer Network Group

17.00 - 18.00
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

For men and their partners who have or have had prostate cancer. Meets on the last Thursday of each month at 5pm.