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
15

October

Today 15th October

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.

Tue
16

October

Tue 16th 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.

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

10.00 - 11.30

Emotions Group

Emotions Group

10.00 - 11.30
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

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

11.30 - 12.30

Exercise class

Exercise class

11.30 - 12.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Come along and take part in our drop-in exercise session. 

The session can be tailored to all abilities. No booking required.

13.00 - 14.00

Young Women's Support Group

Young Women's Support Group

13.00 - 14.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

A group for women with any type of cancer before, during or after treatment.

This support group provides an opportunity to talk to other people who are in a similar situation to you, and to share experiences. It offers 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.

This group is led by a psychologist and focus on the emotional impact of cancer.

14.30 - 16.30

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better

14.30 - 16.30
Group session
Monthly
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.

Wed
17

October

Wed 17th October

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.

17.00 - 18.00

Gynae cancer network group

Gynae cancer network group

17.00 - 18.00
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

This group is for ladies who have, or who have had a gynaecological cancer.   

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.

Support Groups are led by a Cancer Support Specialist and focus on the emotional impact of cancer.

Thu
18

October

Thu 18th 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.

10.30 - 11.30

Head and neck cancer network group

Head and neck 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.

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.

Fri
19

October

Fri 19th 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.

11.00 - 15.00

Free Will Writing Sessions with McClures Solicitors

Free Will Writing Sessions with McClures Solicitors

11.00 - 15.00
Individual
Monthly
Pre book

Will Writing is maybe something on your "To Do" list which keeps getting pushed to the back.


Maybe you are not sure of the process, you're worried you might find it a very emotional experience, or that it would be too expensive or to much hassle?


McClure Solicitors will be in Maggie's Highlands monthly with the first session on Friday 14 July.

 

They will be offering FREE Will Writing and half price Power of Attorney services. Booking is essential, so please call one of our members of staff to book your place 01463 706306

12.15 - 15.00

Men at Maggie’s

Men at Maggie’s

12.15 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

12:15 – 1:30 Mens Exercise Class (weekly) (drop in)

1:30 – 2:00  Mens Healthy Lunch (weekly) (drop in)

2:00 – 3:00 Mens Support Group (weekly)(drop in)

Exercise, a light lunch, and a support group