What's on at
Maggie's Nottingham

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
28

June

Today 28th June

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.

11.30 - 12.30

Mindfulness drop-in

Mindfulness drop-in

11.30 - 12.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Mindfulness is a way of helping you develop your skills in concentration and focusing on the here and now. It aims to increase your awareness of how you think, feel and cope in life. When developing this skill an opening can be created to learn to deal with stress differently.

This session gives you the opportunity to practice mindfulness with other Centre Visitors, you are most welcome whether you are going through cancer yourself or supporting someone who is. 

Please come and join this friendly group, whether you have practiced mindfulness before or not, all welcome.

12.30 - 16.30

Gardening Group

Gardening Group

12.30 - 16.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

A weekly drop-in group for those who would like to help care for our beautiful garden.

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

Our gardening group offers the chance to enjoy the gardens at Maggie’s Nottingham and take part in a creative activity with other people who are going through a similar experience.

If you’re unsure of how much you'll be able to do, just drop-in within the course times and take a look at our garden and meet Joolz our gardener. Joolz will show you around and discuss the group so you can decide if it’s right for you.

13.00 - 15.00

Wig Clinic drop-in

Wig Clinic drop-in

13.00 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

This drop-in clinic allows you too view a small selection of wigs, with various colour options and the opportunity to look through a catalogue. You can also get advice from an expert. 

13.30 - 16.30

Where Now? Support beyond treatment

Where Now? Support beyond treatment

13.30 - 16.30
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 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

Thu
29

June

Thu 29th June

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 drop-in

Relaxation drop-in

11.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Mindful relaxation is a process of self-discovery; a process of diving within yourself to find a greater inner strength, greater self awareness and self-confidence, better health, emotional and mental harmony. It is a form of stress management, a process of recognising and transforming negative thoughts via various relaxation and breathing techniques, meditation and mindfulness exercises.

The mindful relaxation classes are suitable for anyone who wants to experience a greater sense of relaxation and well-being in their every day lives. The classes take place in an informal setting and are not aligned to any particular religion. They are led by Marie Krnakova who has been involved in the field of mediation, mindfulness and relaxation for over 6 years.

15.30 - 16.30

Mindful Yoga Drop-in

Mindful Yoga Drop-in

15.30 - 16.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Reported clinical benefits of Yoga include reduced levels of anxiety, depression, fatigue and stress, improving quality of sleep, mood and general wellbeing. 

The classes are run by Chris Taylor (RYT500).

Fri
30

June

Fri 30th June

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 - 11.00

Women's Cancer Support Group

Women's Cancer Support Group

09.30 - 11.00
Individual
Fortnightly
Pre book

The women's group provides an opportunity to talk to other people in the same boat and 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 - 12.30

Expressive Art Group

Expressive Art Group

11.00 - 12.30
Group session
Fortnightly
Drop in

The Expressive Art Group is open to everyone. No skill or experience is required.

Your unconscious mind can express feelings through pictures, colours and shapes that you might find hard to put into words and art can help you learn to understand what you are feeling, which may give you more confidence.

11.00 - 12.30

Secondary breast cancer support group

Secondary breast cancer support group

11.00 - 12.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

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 psychologist and focus on the emotional impact of cancer.

13.30 - 15.30

Creative Writing Group

Creative Writing Group

13.30 - 15.30
Group session
Fortnightly
Pre book

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.

This is a patient led group co-facilitated by a member of the Maggie's team.

Mon
3

July

Mon 3rd July

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 - 12.30

Living with less stress

Living with less stress

10.30 - 12.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Managing Stress is a six-week course for anyone who has, or has had, cancer, and their families and friends.

The course 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.

11.00 - 12.00

Walking group

Walking group

11.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

All sessions are tailored to people with cancer and are flexible to suit your own needs. They can also provide a chance to talk to people going through a similar experience to you.

Evidence shows that exercise offers many benefits, from reducing fatigue and improving your wellness and physical fitness, to building your confidence during and after cancer treatment.

13.00 - 14.00

Relaxation drop-in

Relaxation drop-in

13.00 - 14.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Mindful relaxation is a process of self-discovery; a process of diving within yourself to find a greater inner strength, greater self awareness and self-confidence, better health, emotional and mental harmony. It is a form of stress management, a process of recognising and transforming negative thoughts via various relaxation and breathing techniques, meditation and mindfulness exercises.

The mindful relaxation classes are suitable for anyone who wants to experience a greater sense of relaxation and well-being in their every day lives. The classes take place in an informal setting and are not aligned to any particular religion. They are led by Marie Krnakova who has been involved in the field of mediation, mindfulness and relaxation for over 6 years.

14.00 - 15.30

Singing For Wellbeing

Singing For Wellbeing

14.00 - 15.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

This group is for anyone affected by cancer. Please feel free to join us regardless of ability and experience.

14.00 - 15.30

Carer's Support Group

Carer's Support Group

14.00 - 15.30
Group session
Fortnightly
Pre book

The Carer's Support Group is a group for people who are caring for someone with cancer. It can help you learn more about cancer, its treatments and likely side effects, your role as a carer, and the impact cancer might have on your life. 

Tue
4

July

Tue 4th July

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 - 11.30

Getting Started

Getting Started

10.00 - 11.30
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

Getting Started is a one-off workshop for anyone recently diagnosed with cancer and their family and friends.

The workshop will help you understand cancer and the treatments available, as well as potential side effects, how to manage them and how to look after yourself.

Getting Started can help you take an active role in your treatment and recovery, and give you a chance to ask questions and share your experiences with people who understand what you’re going through.

10.00 - 12.00

Talking Heads - hair loss support

Talking Heads - hair loss support

10.00 - 12.00
Group session
Fortnightly
Pre book

Talking Heads is our hair loss support workshop. Designed for anyone who is anticipating or experiencing hair loss (both men and women), these sessions cover the practicalities of hair loss as well as offering support with its emotional impact.

Share your concerns about hair loss and learn about alternatives such as buying a wig and tying a head-scarf, as well as what happens when your hair grows back.

10.00 - 12.00

Taking Heads - Hair Loss Workshop

Taking Heads - Hair Loss Workshop

10.00 - 12.00
Group session
Fortnightly
Pre book

Talking Heads is a workshop for anyone who is anticipating or experiencing hair loss - both men and women.

The sessions are a way to share your experiences and anxieties about losing your hair and what happens when it grows back. And they offer practical advice too; from where to get a wig and how to get it cut to suit you, to looking after your scalp and how to tie a scarf.

11.00 - 12.00

Tai chi (drop-in)

Tai chi (drop-in)

11.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

All sessions are tailored to people with cancer and are flexible to suit your own needs. They can also provide a chance to talk to people going through a similar experience to you.

Evidence shows that exercise offers many benefits, from reducing fatigue and improving your wellness and physical fitness, to building your confidence during and after cancer treatment.

14.00 - 15.30

Expressive Art Group

Expressive Art Group

14.00 - 15.30
Group session
Fortnightly
Drop in

The Expressive Art Group is open to everyone. No skill or experience is required. The aim is for you to get a better idea of what you are going through.

Your unconscious mind can express feelings through pictures, colours and shapes that you might find hard to put into words.

You can learn to understand what you are feeling which may give you more confidence.