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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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.

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

Nutrition workshop

Nutrition workshop

14.00 - 16.00
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

Eating well during and after cancer treatment can make a real difference to the way you feel. Our nutrition workshops introduce you to types of food that are particularly good for you – and tasty ways to enjoy them.

The workshops also cover treatment-related eating challenges, and offer the chance to ask questions about your own diet.

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.

Tue
24

October

Tue 24th October

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.

10.00 - 11.00

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Mindfulness can help with feelings of low mood and worry, and has been found to help people manage during physically and emotionally demanding times in life.

Research has shown this approach to be particularly helpful for those affected by cancer, those who have difficulty sleeping, concentrating, managing anxiety, feeling depressed or living with chronic pain.


If you would like more information about attending one of these sessions or how mindfulness may be able to help you please speak to a member of the team or call 01463 706306

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 - 13.00

Wellbeing Group

Wellbeing Group

11.00 - 13.00
Group session
Monthly
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

Wed
25

October

Wed 25th 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.

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.

17.30 - 19.00

The Faces of Loss - bereavement support

The Faces of Loss - bereavement support

17.30 - 19.00
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

A new group for people who are living with bereavement due to cancer.

This will be a drop in session held the second Wednesday of every month between 5:30pm and 7pm. You do not need to come for the full hour and a half, just come for however long you feel is right for you. The group will be supported by a Psychologist and a Cancer Support Specialist who both work in Maggie’s.

If you would like more information please contact us by phone: 01463 706306, e-mail: highlands@maggiescentres.org, or drop in to the Centre and speak to a member of the team.

17.30 - 19.00

The Faces of Loss – bereavement support

The Faces of Loss – bereavement support

17.30 - 19.00
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

A new group for people who are living with bereavement due to cancer.

This will be a drop in session held the second Wednesday of every month between 5:30pm and 7:00pm. You do not need to come for the full hour and a half, just come for however long you feel is right for you. The group will be supported by a Psychologist and a Cancer Support Specialist who both work in Maggie’s.

If you would like more information please contact us by phone: 01463 706306, e-mail: highlands@maggiescentres.org, or drop into the centre and speak to a member of the team.

Thu
26

October

Thu 26th October

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.

11.00 - 12.00

Friends and Family Group

Friends and Family Group

11.00 - 12.00
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.

11.00 - 12.00

Living with Advanced Cancer Support Group

Living with Advanced Cancer Support Group

11.00 - 12.00
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

The group is for anyone who finds themselves, or a loved one, living with the uncertainty of a diagnosis of an incurable cancer. You are very welcome to attend on your own or as a couple.

This will be a safe space to express emotions.  You might learn from those a little way ahead of you in their journey and develop your own strategies for coping.

If you are interested in this group but not sure it’s for you, speak to a member of Maggie’s team when you drop into the Centre, or you can contact us by phone: 01463 706306, or e-mail: highlands@maggiescentres.org

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 - 14.00

Lymphoedema Network Group

Lymphoedema Network Group

13.00 - 14.00
Group session
Monthly
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.

13.30 - 15.30

Creative writing

Creative writing

13.30 - 15.30
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.

 

Fri
27

October

Fri 27th October

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.

10.00 - 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.