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Maggie's Highlands

See our current groups, classes and workshops below. All of these groups and sessions are offered free of charge.

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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.

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.

13.00 - 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.

 

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.

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.

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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.

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 - 12.30

Emotions Group

Emotions Group

11.00 - 12.30
Group session
Fortnightly
Drop in

A path to an emotional rediscovery.

An open ended course for anyone who has had a cancer diagnosis or who is living with or supporting someone with cancer. No need to book, drop in to any session.

In this course we will:

- Explore thoughts, emotions and feelings
- Learn to express letting go of emotions
- Accept the present moment
- Be kindness and compassion

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.

14.00 - 16.00

Therapeutic Gardening

Therapeutic Gardening

14.00 - 16.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

This is an opportunity for people affected by cancer to enjoy our outdoor space and take part in a creative activity with other people who are going through a similar experience.

Being in a natural environment, like our garden, has been shown to have a positive effect on wellbeing, improving mindfulness and reducing stress levels.

If you are interested in joining us, please come and chat to one of the team, telephone 01463 706306 or email highlands@maggiescentres.org

 

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.

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

Friends and Family Group

Friends and Family 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.

14.30 - 16.30

Talking Heads – hair loss support

Talking Heads – hair loss support

14.30 - 16.30
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

This is 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 scarf tying and what happens when your own hair grows back.

Talking Heads is run as a one-off workshop, but you can always get support around hair loss from our Cancer Support Specialists in the Centre.