Maggie’s Everyone’s Home of Cancer Care
Maggie’s Leeds is a warm, welcoming place in the grounds of St James’s hospital in Leeds offering emotional and practical support for people with cancer and those affected by cancer. Maggie’s has now grown into a network of centres built beside NHS hospitals across the UK.
Our centres help people to take back control when cancer turns life upside down, with professional support for anything from treatment side effects to money worries.
Every Maggie’s is thoughtfully designed to be calming and welcoming; a place to escape from the clinical environment of the hospital. There are no reception desks and no clocks; instead, we have comfy sofas and plenty of time.
Our workshops, courses, one-to-one and group support help people to change the way they live with cancer.
We focus on the things that really make a difference, like money worries, help with stress and low mood, managing side-effects and relationship and family support. Our support has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing and to help people take control when cancer turns life upside down.
Understanding every person’s individual circumstances is central to what we do and means we can guide them to the support that will help them the most.
You don’t need an appointment and all our support is free. Get one-to-one help and information from our professional team or join groups and activities that are right for you.
You can meet people who understand what you’re going through or just take a moment to gather your thoughts.
If you or someone you love has cancer you may have lots of questions, like how your treatment may make you feel, if it will affect how you look, or what to do if you have any financial worries.
The professional staff in our centres are here to help.
Our Cancer Support Specialists are experienced oncology nurses, radiographers and other healthcare professionals. You can see one of our Psychologists in private, in a group or with your family.
Our Benefits Advisors can tell you what you’re entitled to and help with practical things like parking permits and extra money you may be able to claim.
Group support is available for people with any type of cancer and their friends and families: before, during or after treatment.
Our courses and workshops are designed to help you learn about living well with cancer and we’ll help you find what’s most appropriate for you.
Each session is run by a member of our professional teams or one of our qualified sessional staff.
For more information, you are welcome to pop into the centre, or give us a call 0113 4578364