The Being You Centre

We’re here to help you get back to feeling like yourself again.

When you’re living with a life-limiting illness, you can experience physical, psychological, emotional or social issues which mean that you don’t quite feel like you. We can help.
We’ll always treat you as an individual. We’ll take the time to listen to you and your concerns, and work with you to help you overcome them. Everyone’s needs are different, and we’ll tailor your care to your own individual needs.

What happens at The Being You Centre?

We understand that you may feel worried about what to expect. The centre is a warm and friendly place full of people who are committed to giving you the best care and support possible, whatever that means for you. On your first visit to the centre, you’ll have an appointment discuss your condition and any concerns you have within a safe, confidential environment. Following this assessment, you may be referred to some of our specialist services, depending on your needs, wishes and goals.

What services does the centre offer?

The services we provide for you will depend on your own individual needs, and may include:

❀ The Supporting You Programme
❀ Pain and symptom control
❀ Physiotherapy
❀ Occupational therapy
❀ Lymphoedema care
❀ Breathlessness groups
❀ Relaxation groups
❀ Dietary advice
❀ Complementary therapies
❀ Counselling
❀ Creative therapies
❀ Financial advice
❀ Hairdressing
❀ Spiritual support

Who is the Being You Centre for?

We’re here for people aged 18 and above who have a cancer or non-cancer life-limiting illness, whose needs cannot be fully met by other health and social care professionals.

We provide specialist palliative care for patients at all stages of their illness. The sooner we’re involved, the more we can help.

Our services are for people in the Greater Manchester area, and our Being You Centres are in Heald Green and Little Hulton.

All our services are free of charge.

How can I find out more?

We offer a drop-in service for people who’d like to find out more about us, have a look round and see what we do. Drop in sessions are run throughout the week, please call us first to book in.

Dementia Friendly Cafe

We hold a monthly Dementia Friendly Cafe at our Being You Centre in Heald Green. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, 1pm – 3pm. Drop in and join us for refreshments. Take part in a variety of arts and crafts, or enjoy a relaxing massage. For more information please call us on 0161 498 3612.

Brian Hughes is 65 and has been living with chronic heart disease for around 22 years. He’s recently been referred to The Being You Centre.

I’ve enjoyed it so much and I’ve met lots of people in the same boat as me. The Creative Therapist, Ruth, encouraged me to try some crafts. It’s very relaxing and you can’t help but have a laugh. I see the hospice doctors when I’m here, and I find it helpful to get their advice and opinions on my treatment. I also see the Occupational Therapist who helps me with advice for when I’m at home, and I take part in the Energise exercise group. If you’re referred to The Being You Centre, don’t worry, it’s a perfectly relaxed environment. It’s not a frightening experience, not by a long way. You’re the main person to them, it’s what you want that counts and your family are made to feel just as important. I’ve enjoyed it very much. Brian Hughes, Patient at The Being You Centre

Making a referral

If you feel someone may benefit from the services provided by St Ann’s, this page will give you a quick guide to referring them to us.