The Being You Centre

In person and online support if you’re living with a life-limiting illness in Greater Manchester.

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

We support people aged 18 and above who have a cancer or non-cancer life-limiting illness. We provide specialist palliative care for patients at all stages of their illness. The sooner we’re involved, the more we can help.

We’re here for you

The Being You Centre at Heald Green and Little Hulton offer services face to face, online and over the phone. All our services are free of charge for patients, carers and their families.

Everyone’s goals are different, so we tailor our services to your individual needs. We’ll take the time to listen to you and your concerns, and work with you to help you overcome them.

Support tailored to you

We have a range of specialist services that we can recommend, depending on your needs and goals:

❀ Breathlessness support
❀ Complementary therapies and relaxation
❀ Counselling and emotional support
❀ Creative therapy (watch our video tutorials on YouTube here)
❀ Dietary advice
❀ Physical activity
❀ Lymphoedema care
❀ Music therapy
❀ Support with activities of daily living
❀ Pain and symptom control
❀ Physiotherapy
❀ Anxiety management
❀ Social work support: advice and signposting
❀ Spiritual support

Making a referral and next steps

Our services are for people in the Greater Manchester area. You can refer yourself directly, or speak to a healthcare professional who can make a referral on your behalf.

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.

We’ve also made changes to protect patients and reduce the risk of spread of coronavirus.

After your referral, you’ll have a video, phone or face to face appointment to discuss your condition. You can share any concerns you have within a safe, confidential environment. Following this, you may be referred to some of our specialist services, depending on your needs, wishes and goals.

We can also give you some IT support to help you access our virtual services, if you need it.

Brian’s story

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. 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

Find out more

Get in touch to ask any questions about our services or discuss any concerns. We can also give you a virtual tour of The Being You Centre and the opportunity to talk to members of our teams.

Email byc-enquiries@sah.org.uk or call Heald Green: 0161 498 3612, Little Hulton: 0161 702 5418

Find out how to contact us.

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.