What's on at
Maggie's West London

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.

Looking for ways to support the Centre? Take a look at our Fundraising and events section for ideas. 

  • Tue
    21
  • Wed
    22
  • Thu
    23
  • Fri
    24
  • Sat
    25
  • Sun
    26
  • Mon
    27
Previous December Next
S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Previous January Next
S M T W T F S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
Previous February Next
S M T W T F S
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
1
2
3
4
Previous March Next
S M T W T F S
26
27
28
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
Previous April Next
S M T W T F S
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
Previous May Next
S M T W T F S
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
Previous June Next
S M T W T F S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
Previous July Next
S M T W T F S
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
Previous August Next
S M T W T F S
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
Previous September Next
S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Previous October Next
S M T W T F S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
Previous November Next
S M T W T F S
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
Previous December Next
S M T W T F S
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6

Today
21

February

Today 21st February

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 - 11.00

Yoga

Yoga

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Our yoga sessions offer the opportunity for gentle restorative exercise and stretching to help build general fitness and resilience. No previous experience is necessary and equipment is provided.

You will be registered for a three month course of weekly classes, followed by a catch-up with a Cancer Support Specialist to support you in continuing yoga beyond Maggie's. 

Wear casual comfy clothing.

11.00 - 13.00

Stress management Course

Stress management Course

11.00 - 13.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

A six-week Stress Management course.

Sometimes we only notice we are stressed when we explode or panic, or see that our family and friends worry about us. Or we may notice that we have changed. Perhaps we see ourselves being more tired, tense or irritable with others. We may experience unpleasant physical sensations, for example a knotted stomach, cold sweats or a racing heart.

These sessions will introduce you to some of the relaxation and stress management techniques that research has shown can help people affected by cancer. You will have the opportunity to experience various methods of relaxation and stress management including controlling anxious thinking, meditation, visualisation and ‘quick’ or emergency relaxation.

14.00 - 15.00

Drop in relaxation group

Drop in relaxation group

14.00 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Relaxation exercises are helpful in managing stress and anxiety. This session offers the oportunity for guided relaxation with no experience needed.

 

14.00 - 15.00

Nordic walking for beginners

Nordic walking for beginners

14.00 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Nordic Walking is a great way for people to get their entire body moving and it helps to improve overall fitness. It is particularly good for upper body strength.

With the Thames Path so close to the Centre our Nordic Walkers head there for the hour-long class. Walkers have found it a really enjoyable experience, both for health and wellbeing but also as an informal peer support session.

This session is for beginners, no experience is needed, wear comfortable walking shoes/trainers, poles are provided.

15.15 - 16.00

Gentle exercise session

Gentle exercise session

15.15 - 16.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Gentle, seated exercise session, for those experiencing reduced mobility. You'll build strength using resistance bands and stimulate circulation with gentle movements.

18.30 - 19.30

Science Cafe - Research and Practice

Science Cafe - Research and Practice

18.30 - 19.30
Group session
One Off
Drop in

These sessions are reguarly held at Maggie's West London and are an opportunity to hear experts speak and ask them questions on a variety of topics.

This session will give an update of Breast Cancer research studies currently running at Imperial, with Professor Charles Coombes.

 

Wed
22

February

Wed 22nd February

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

Benefits and debt advice

Benefits and debt advice

10.00 - 13.00
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.

Thu
23

February

Thu 23rd February

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 - 11.00

Yoga

Yoga

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Our yoga sessions offer the opportunity for gentle restorative exercise and stretching to help build general fitness and resilience. No previous experience is necessary and equipment is provided.

You will be registered for a three month course of weekly classes, followed by a catch-up with a Cancer Support Specialist to support you in continuing yoga beyond Maggie's. 

Wear casual comfy clothing.

11.00 - 13.00

Cancer Networking Group for Chinese Speakers

Cancer Networking Group for Chinese Speakers

11.00 - 13.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

This group is run in conjunction with the Chinese Cancer Association. It provides an opportunity for Chinese speaking individuals to talk to others in a similar situation to themselves, and to help each other understand the impact of a cancer diagnosis.

14.00 - 15.00

Nordic walking

Nordic walking

14.00 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Nordic Walking is a great way for people to get their entire body moving and it helps to improve overall fitness. It is particularly good for upper body strength.

With the Thames Path so close to the Centre our Nordic Walkers head there for the hour-long class. Walkers have found it a really enjoyable experience, both for health and wellbeing but also as an informal peer support session.

Fri
24

February

Fri 24th February

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

Expressive Art Group

Expressive Art Group

10.00 - 12.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

The expressive art  group offers a way to  explore your feelings – particularly those which can be difficult to put into words – no skill  in art or experience is 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.

12.00 - 15.00

Men at Maggie's

Men at Maggie's

12.00 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Our Men at Maggie’s group gives you a range of opportunities to connect with other men who are in a similar situation to you. 

You'll attend an hour of exercise at the Charing Cross Hospital gym, working with a personal trainer to benefit from tailored exercise advice to suit all fitness levels. Group members are invited to sit down to lunch together. You might learn from those a little way ahead of you in their journey and develop your own strategies for coping.

You are also invited to join a relaxation session before heading out for the weekend.

 

 

13.00 - 15.00

Expressive Art Group

Expressive Art Group

13.00 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

This expressive art group offers those who have already taken part in our drop in expressive art group an opportunity to explore further the potential of expressing feelings through art.

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.

Mon
27

February

Mon 27th February

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 - 15.00

Benefits and debt advice

Benefits and debt advice

11.00 - 15.00
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.

14.30 - 16.00

Tai Chi (drop-in)

Tai Chi (drop-in)

14.30 - 16.00
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.

18.30 - 21.00

Where Now?

Where Now?

18.30 - 21.00
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.