What's on at
Maggie's Oxford

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 glace 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. 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.

14.00 - 16.00

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better

14.00 - 16.00
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.

18.00 - 20.00

Ovarian Cancer Support Group

Ovarian Cancer Support Group

18.00 - 20.00
Group session
One Off
Drop in

Oxford Churchill Hospital Ovarian Cancer Support Group (OXCHOCS) meets every three months at Maggie's Oxford.

The group provides a safe and friendly environment in which women can share information, concerns and support, patient to patient in a confidential setting.

 

18.30 - 20.00

Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Group

18.30 - 20.00
Group session
Fortnightly
Pre book

A fortnightly facilitated support group open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one through cancer.

If you are interested in joining this group, please speak to a member of the Maggie’s team.

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.

10.30 - 11.30

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

10.30 - 11.30
Individual
Weekly
Pre book

Our instructor will lead you through gentle sequences of Tai Chi movements to movements to improve relaxation and enhance wellbeing.

A seven week Tai Chi course will run on Thursdays from 10.30–11.30am. 

15.00 - 16.00

Getting Started with Cancer Treatment Workshop

Getting Started with Cancer Treatment Workshop

15.00 - 16.00
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

While a diagnosis of cancer can be very complex and challenging, there are many things a person can do to improve their general wellbeing and to help them regain a sense of control.

The workshop aims to help people understand cancer and the treatments available, as well as potential side effects, how to manage them and how to look after themselves. Knowing what is ahead can often help to reduce anxiety and uncertainty.

Getting Started with Cancer Treatment can help people take an active role in their treatment and recovery, and give them a chance to ask questions and share experiences with people who understand what they’re going through. There will be an opportunity to learn about managing stress, staying active, eating well and finding support. In addition, it is also a chance to hear about the rest of the programme of support available at Maggie’s Oxford.

The workshop will be facilitated by a medical professional from the hospital along with one of our Cancer Support Specialists.

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.

14.00 - 15.30

Yoga

Yoga

14.00 - 15.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

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.

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.

10.00 - 13.00

Where Now? Support beyond treatment

Where Now? Support beyond treatment

10.00 - 13.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Where Now? is a seven-week course for anyone who has finished their cancer treatment, as well as their friends and family. 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 Cancer Support Specialist and a Clinical 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
13.00 - 15.00

Bladder Cancer Support Group

Bladder Cancer Support Group

13.00 - 15.00
Group session
One Off
Drop in

This friendly and informal support group offers those who have experienced bladder cancer, or are living with bladder cancer, the opportunity to meet others. Family and friends also welcome. Occasional guest speaker. This group is facilitated by Uro-oncology Specialist nurses.

People are advised to contact the Uro-Oncology Specialist nurses before attending.

14.00 - 15.00

Relaxation and Visualisation

Relaxation and Visualisation

14.00 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

These sessions are designed to make space to help you find some peace and calmness as well as manage stress and improve well-being.

Relaxation will be guided by talking you through focusing on the breath, connecting with the body and then continuing with a beautiful visualisation.

18.30 - 20.00

Networking Group - Friends of renal oncology group (FROG)

Networking Group - Friends of renal oncology group (FROG)

18.30 - 20.00
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.

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 - 12.00

Craft Group

Craft Group

10.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Can you knit, stick, unpick or crochet?

We are a drop-in CRAFT group which meets every Tuesday 10am – 12 noon

The group is for anyone affected by cancer, plus friends & family, volunteers and fundraisers – anyone with an interest in craft.

10.00 - 11.30

Managing Stress Sessions

Managing Stress Sessions

10.00 - 11.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

On Tuesday mornings we’re holding new Managing Stress drop-in sessions, where anyone affected by cancer can drop-in and take part.

You will be given the opportunity to try out various methods of relaxation including: controlling anxious thoughts, meditation and visualisation.

One of our Cancer Support Specialists will guide you through techniques that can then be tried at home, when you need to unwind and relax.

12.00 - 15.00

Art for all

Art for all

12.00 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

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 about what you’re feeling, which can help to build your confidence.