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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

December

Today 18th December

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 - 14.00

Nutrition course

Nutrition course

11.00 - 14.00
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.

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. 

14.30 - 16.00

Tai Chi (drop-in)

Tai Chi (drop-in)

14.30 - 16.00
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.

Tue
19

December

Tue 19th December

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

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

Gentle exercise

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.

Wed
20

December

Wed 20th December

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 - 12.00

Advanced cancer group

Advanced cancer group

10.30 - 12.00
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.

12.30 - 14.00

Bladder cancer support group

Bladder cancer support group

12.30 - 14.00
Individual
One Off
Pre book

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.

15.00 - 16.15

Mindfulness practice

Mindfulness practice

15.00 - 16.15
Group session
Monthly
Drop in

Mindfulness is a way of helping you develop your skills in concentration and focusing on the here and now. It aims to increase your awareness of how you think, feel and cope in life. When developing this skill an opening can be created to learn to deal with stress differently.

Our mindfulness practice sessions usually run the third Wednesday of each month.

15.30 - 16.30

Finding your voice - Choir group

Finding your voice - Choir group

15.30 - 16.30
Group session
Weekly
Drop in

Maggie's is promoting health and wellbeing by introducing an opportunity to sing together. Led by Singingworks, the choir will run for an hour every Wednesday and everyone is welcome.

No previous experience is necessary.

 

Thu
21

December

Thu 21st December

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
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

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.

17.30 - 20.00

CLIC @ Maggie's Young Persons' Support Group

CLIC @ Maggie's Young Persons' Support Group

17.30 - 20.00
Individual
Monthly
Drop in

This support group provides an opportunity to talk to other people who are in a similar situation to you, and to share experiences.

It offers 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.

Fri
22

December

Fri 22nd December

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.