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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April

Mon 22nd April

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Tue
23

April

Tue 23rd April

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 - 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.

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April

Wed 24th April

11.00 - 12.00

Tai Chi & Qi Gong

Tai Chi & Qi Gong

11.00 - 12.00
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 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.

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April

Thu 25th April

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.

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.

13.30 - 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
26

April

Fri 26th April

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.