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What is a Maggie's Centre?

A Maggie’s Centre is a place to turn to for help with any of the problems, small or large, associated with cancer.

Under one roof you can access help with information, benefits advice, psychological support both individually and in groups, courses and stress reducing strategies.  You don’t have to make an appointment, or be referred and everything we offer is free of charge. 

It is there for anybody who feels the need for help, which includes those who love and look after someone with cancer, who often feel as frightened and vulnerable as those who actually have the disease.

A Maggie’s Centre will be many things to many people.  It is there for anybody to use in the way they want to. There isn’t a one size fits all recipe for how you live with cancer. Everybody needs to find their own way.

The job of the professionals at Maggie’s is to listen to you, to help you find out what you want and give you the tools to help yourself.

Who works in a Maggie's Centre?

"The people you meet at Maggie's help to guide you through - they show you the routes you can take to make living with cancer more comfortable. It reinforces your faith in yourself and others." Dennis Ping

 

In a Maggie’s Centre you will find a centre head, a benefits adviser, a chartered psychologist and cancer support specialists. 

The Centre staff are cancer professionals with the skills and experience to help in the search for knowledge, understanding and psychological support.
 

They are experts through their training, through their prior experience and through working at Maggie’s.

At the heart of the Maggie’s philosophy is the recognition that you are ‘in charge’ of your own disease as you are of your own life.  You may want to take an active role in your treatment and this may help you to feel better but you may also feel more comfortable with a passive role. The professionals at Maggie’s recognise that different people will use the centres in different ways. 
 

Our staff are there to help you to help yourself. They do not hold the ‘answers’ but they do know how to support you.
 

 

There are many ways you can help Maggie's support more people living with cancer.

Maggie's essential services for people affected by cancer are dependent on money raised by people like you, through events, activities and donations.

We run major fundraising events throughout the UK and throughout the  year.  If you fancy a challenge you can
 register for an event online

You can find out more about the challenge events or get in touch with the events team.

We can help you to hold your own fundraising event for Maggie's.


 

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