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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
18

February

Today 18th 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 - 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.

16.30 - 19.00

Where Now?

Where Now?

16.30 - 19.00
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.

17.30 - 18.30

20s - 30s Yoga

20s - 30s Yoga

17.30 - 18.30
Group session
Fortnightly
Drop in

Our yoga sessions offer the opportunity for gentle restoritve exercise and stretching to help build general fitness and resilliance. 

These sessions are suitable for beginners, no previous experience is needed and all equipment is provided.

This yoga session is specifically for people affected by cancer in their 20s & 30s. 

Tue
19

February

Tue 19th 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

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.

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.

11.00 - 13.00

Stress Management

Stress Management

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.

13.30 - 14.30

Nordic Walking for beginners

Nordic Walking for beginners

13.30 - 14.30
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.

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.

 

15.00 - 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
20

February

Wed 20th 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 - 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.

Thu
21

February

Thu 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

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.

 

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

Cancer Networking Group for Chinese Speakers

Cancer Networking Group for Chinese Speakers

11.00 - 13.00
Group session
Monthly
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 - 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.

Fri
22

February

Fri 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 - 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.

12.00 - 15.00

Men at Maggie's

Men at Maggie's

12.00 - 15.00
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

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.

 * Note: There will be no relaxation on December 21st* 

 

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.