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. 

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Today
23

March

Today 23rd March

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

March

Fri 24th March

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

March

Mon 27th March

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.

11.00 - 13.00

Nutrition course

Nutrition course

11.00 - 13.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Due to high popularity, this course is currently full.

If you're interested in attending one of the future courses please register your interest by phoning the West London Team on 0207 386 1750.

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

You will be given a booklet on eating well, a selection of inspiring recipes and recommendations for websites to help you eat healthy, delicious meals.

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

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.

16.00 - 18.30

Living with and beyond prostate cancer course

Living with and beyond prostate cancer course

16.00 - 18.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

An eight-week course designed specifically for men living with prostate cancer and the side effects of treatment.

The aim is to provide a practical, information based course that men can relate to, with an opportunity to get to know other men in similar circumstances, within a safe environment where difficult issues like emotions, relationships and continence issues can be more frankly and easily discussed. 

If you are interested in joining the course please let a member of the Centre team know.

Tue
28

March

Tue 28th March

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.

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.

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. Find out more about the  Look Good Feel Better organisation.

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.

 

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
Pre book

These sessions are regularly 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 provide an update on current research in immunotherapy and cancer, with Professor Michael Seckl. 

Wed
29

March

Wed 29th March

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.

13.00 - 15.00

Carers' course

Carers' course

13.00 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Join us for a two-part series to explore the challenges of caring for someone with cancer.

Whether you are a partner, relative or friend, this course will give you an opportunity to share your experiences, including practical advice and emotional support.