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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
21

October

Today 21st October

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

Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support

09.30 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

This six-week course is intended for those who have lost a loved one to cancer. In order to fully engage with and benefit from the course, we would advise to join this course if your bereavement has occurred more than three months ago. 

The course aims to explore emotional responses to bereavement, as well as discussing different ideas for coping at this difficult time. 

The course will run over six sessions with a break between session 4 & 5 (no session on April 9th).

Please speak to a member of the Maggie;s team about joining the course. You can contact us by email 

londonmaggies@maggiescentres.org, phone; 020 7386 1750 or by dropping  in to the centre. 


11.00 - 13.00

Hair loss support with Headwrappers

Hair loss support with Headwrappers

11.00 - 13.00
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

Join us for a free practical session to learn about caring for your hair and scalp before, during and after treatment. Pick up scarf-tying techniques and try on different headwear. Visit www.headwrappers.org for more information. 

11.00 - 15.00

Benefits Advice drop in

Benefits Advice drop in

11.00 - 15.00
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

Cancer affects more than just your health. There are also financial implications, such as lost income and increased costs for things like heating and travel.

Our Benefits Advisor is here for anyone with cancer and their carers, to help you find out which benefits and other forms of practical help, like parking permits, you're entitled to.

They can even help you to navigate the processes and fill out the necessary forms.

Drop into the Centre on Monday and Tuesday between 11am and 3pm to see our Benefits Advisor, or call an book an appointment.

15.00 - 16.00

Nordic Walking for beginners

Nordic Walking for beginners

15.00 - 16.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

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.

Tue
22

October

Tue 22nd October

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

Drop-In Yoga

Drop-In Yoga

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

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.

Wear casual comfy clothing.

10.00 - 11.00

Drop-In Relaxation

Drop-In Relaxation

10.00 - 11.00
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.

 

11.00 - 15.00

Benefits Advice drop in

Benefits Advice drop in

11.00 - 15.00
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

Cancer affects more than just your health. There are also financial implications, such as lost income and increased costs for things like heating and travel.

Our Benefits Advisor is here for anyone with cancer and their carers, to help you find out which benefits and other forms of practical help, like parking permits, you're entitled to.

They can even help you to navigate the processes and fill out the necessary forms.

Drop into the Centre on Monday and Tuesday between 11am and 3pm to see our Benefits Advisor, or call an book an appointment.

13.30 - 15.30

Stress Management

Stress Management

13.30 - 15.30
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.

15.00 - 15.45

Gentle Exercise

Gentle Exercise

15.00 - 15.45
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

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

Wed
23

October

Wed 23rd October

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 - 13.30

Mindfulness 8-week Course

Mindfulness 8-week Course

10.30 - 13.30
Group session
Weekly
Pre book

Mindfulness is increasingly used in healthcare as an effective mind-body based approach to help people manage physical and psychological challenges. Many research studies suggest that people who have learnt to practice mindfulness discover that their wellbeing improves, they have greater management of their emotions and a better quality of life.

This Mindfulness course is only available once you have completed the Introduction to Mindfulness course.

Please speak to a member of the team if you are interested in Mindfulness.

11.00 - 13.00

Benefits Advice drop in

Benefits Advice drop in

11.00 - 13.00
Individual
Weekly
Drop in

Cancer affects more than just your health. There are also financial implications, such as lost income and increased costs for things like heating and travel.

Our Benefits Advisor is here for anyone with cancer and their carers, to help you find out which benefits and other forms of practical help, like parking permits, you're entitled to.

They can even help you to navigate the processes and fill out the necessary forms.

Drop into the Centre on Wednesday and Thursday between 11am and 1pm to see our Benefits Advisor, or call and book an appointment.

11.00 - 13.00

Men's Group

Men's Group

11.00 - 13.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

This group is for men who have been diagnosed with cancer. The group will involve 60 minutes of facilitated group support with our psychologist, Mark, followed by a 60 minute exercise session with our personal trainer, Carolyn. 

This group is suitable for those who are newly diagnosed, going through treatment and those who have completed treatment. This is a drop-in group so you do not need to book to attend. 

13.00 - 15.00

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better

13.00 - 15.00
Group session
Monthly
Pre book

Look Good Feel Better is a one-off 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 - 15.15

Bladder Cancer Support Group

Bladder Cancer Support Group

14.00 - 15.15
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

A networking group for anyone affected by bladder cancer who has had, or has been told they may need a cystectomy or formation of a new bladder.

The group offers a space to share experiences with others in a similar situation and access to professional expertise as necessary.

Thu
24

October

Thu 24th October

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

Drop-In Yoga

Drop-In Yoga

10.00 - 11.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

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.

Wear casual comfy clothing.

 

12.00 - 13.30

Advanced cancer group

Advanced cancer group

12.00 - 13.30
Group session
Fortnightly
Pre book

A support group for those living with advanced or secondary cancer. It offers a safe environment to disuss feelings and experiences with others in similar circumstances.

This group is facilitated by a psychologist. 

Please discuss with a member of staff if you think this group may be relevent for you.

14.00 - 15.00

Nordic walking - Advanced

Nordic walking - Advanced

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.

17.30 - 19.00

Preparing for Radiotherapy

Preparing for Radiotherapy

17.30 - 19.00
Group session
Fortnightly
Pre book

Are you starting Radiotherapy and feeling anxious or do you have questions about what to expect?

Join us at Maggie’s for our radiotherapy information evening.

The evening will include:

  • Opportunity to meet Radiotherapists and ask questions
  • A tour of the radiotherapy department
  • Demonstration of a treatment machine and how it works
  • 3D representation of a treatment plan

 

For more information or to book your place speak to a member of the Maggie’s team on 020 7386 1750.

Fri
25

October

Fri 25th October

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.

10.30 - 12.00

Tai-Chi (Drop in)

Tai-Chi (Drop in)

10.30 - 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 - 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.