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Maggie's Nottingham

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
15

October

Today 15th October

09.30 - 16.30

Cancer support – drop-in

Cancer support – drop-in

09.30 - 16.30
Individual
Weekly
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 - 16.30

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.30 - 16.30
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

At Maggie’s you can speak to a specialist Benefits Advisor to get advice on receiving all the benefits to which you're entitled.

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 - 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 more than six 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.

14.30 - 17.30

Where Now? Support beyond treatment

Where Now? Support beyond treatment

14.30 - 17.30
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

Tue
16

October

Tue 16th October

09.30 - 16.30

Cancer support – drop-in

Cancer support – drop-in

09.30 - 16.30
Individual
Weekly
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 - 16.30

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.30 - 16.30
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

At Maggie’s you can speak to a specialist Benefits Advisor to get advice on receiving all the benefits to which you're entitled.

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

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.

13.45 - 16.00

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better

13.45 - 16.00
Group session
Fortnightly
Pre book

Look Good Feel Better is a one-off workshop 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. Find out more about the  Look Good Feel Better organisation.

Wed
17

October

Wed 17th October

09.30 - 16.30

Cancer support – drop-in

Cancer support – drop-in

09.30 - 16.30
Individual
Weekly
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 - 12.00

Mindfulness Course

Mindfulness Course

09.30 - 12.00
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy is a group programme that combines meditation and cognitive behavioural therapy in order to help manage problems such as depression and stress that are often present following a diagnosis of and teatment for cancer.

Classes include meditation and other similar practices and then involve some reflection about this experience. Sometimes we break into small groups to discuss the practice and sometimes we stay in the larger group (you only have to give feedback if you want to).

Cognitive behavioural therapy exercises are included in the classes.

This course is facilitated by Notts Healthcare Practitioners here at Maggie's.

Please contact the Centre for information and to book a place on: 0115 9246210.

09.30 - 16.30

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.30 - 16.30
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

At Maggie’s you can speak to a specialist Benefits Advisor to get advice on receiving all the benefits to which you're entitled.

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

Mindfulness drop-in

Mindfulness drop-in

11.00 - 12.00
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 and you're most welcome, whether you're going through cancer yourself or supporting someone who is. 

Please come and join this friendly group, whether you've practiced mindfulness before or not, because you're more than 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 to 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. 

14.30 - 16.00

Friends and Family Support

Friends and Family Support

14.30 - 16.00
Individual
Monthly
Pre book

The Friends and Family Group is for anyone caring for a person with cancer.

The Friends and Family Group helps you learn more about cancer, its treatment and likely side effects. You can also learn about your role as a carer, and the impact cancer might have on your life.

The group covers practical things like eating well and how to take care of yourself and the person you’re caring for, as well as the emotional effects cancer might have on you. The group also explores relaxation techniques that can help you manage stress.

18.00 - 20.00

MPN Support Group

MPN Support Group

18.00 - 20.00
Individual
Monthly
Drop in

This networking group is for anyone diagnosed with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) and their family and friends. It is facilitated by a clinical nurse specialist and a cancer support specialist from Maggie's Nottingham.

The group meets every third Wednesday of the month from 6-8pm.

Contact the Centre for more details.

Thu
18

October

Thu 18th October

09.00 - 11.00

Healthy Eating/Nutrition Workshop

Healthy Eating/Nutrition Workshop

09.00 - 11.00
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

Eating well during and after cancer treatment can make a real difference to the way you feel. Our healthy eating/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.

The workshops are open to people with cancer and their families and friends.

09.30 - 16.30

Cancer support – drop-in

Cancer support – drop-in

09.30 - 16.30
Individual
Weekly
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 - 16.30

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.30 - 16.30
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

At Maggie’s you can speak to a specialist Benefits Advisor to get advice on receiving all the benefits to which you're entitled.

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

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 six years.

13.00 - 15.00

Upper GI Networking Group

Upper GI Networking Group

13.00 - 15.00
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

This Group provides support for people with oesophageal or gastric cancer and their carers, friends and families: before, during or after treatment.

Every group provides an opportunity to talk to other people who are in a similar situation, and to share experiences. Groups offer a safe space to express emotions you might only want to share with fellow patients and carers. You might learn from those a little way ahead of you in their journey and develop your own strategies for coping. We also have periodic sessions which feature a speaker on various topics of interest.

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
19

October

Fri 19th October

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.

09.30 - 16.30

Cancer support – drop-in

Cancer support – drop-in

09.30 - 16.30
Individual
Weekly
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 - 16.30

Benefits advice

Benefits advice

09.30 - 16.30
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

At Maggie’s you can speak to a specialist Benefits Advisor to get advice on receiving all the benefits to which you're entitled.

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

Expressive Art Group

Expressive Art Group

11.00 - 12.30
Group session
Fortnightly
Drop in

The Expressive Art Group is open to everyone, with no skill or experience 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.

11.30 - 13.00

Secondary Breast Cancer Support Group

Secondary Breast Cancer Support Group

11.30 - 13.00
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, 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.

15.30 - 16.30

Fundraising Volunteer Meet Up

Fundraising Volunteer Meet Up

15.30 - 16.30
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

If you would like to support Maggie’s Nottingham, please join us for a fun few hours to find out how you can get involved. Everyone is welcome.