Our core mission is to improve the lives of anyone affected by cancer, including those with a diagnosis, carers, family members and bereaved relatives, by enhancing emotional, psychological and physical well-being.
Who we are and our values
Staff and volunteers at The Mulberry Centre are caring and experienced professionals, dedicated to supporting others in a relaxing and welcoming environment. We are:
● Inclusive, welcoming anyone affected by cancer, irrespective of who they are;
● Responsive, tailoring our support to individual needs;
● Caring, acting in a gentle and compassionate manner out of genuine concern;
● Positive, having a real optimism that what we do will improve peoples’ wellbeing;
● Professional, collaborating to deliver a professional service in which people can have confidence, and;
● Respectful of our users and fellow colleagues’ needs.
Since it first opened its doors in 2001, The Mulberry Centre has grown and adapted its services to meet the needs of the people we aim to serve. As people are living longer with a cancer diagnosis, we recognise that their needs may change over time. It is not just the physical manifestation of the disease, but the emotional and practical impacts that we are able to respond to.
We aim to deliver a range of information and support services to all people affected by a diagnosis of cancer: to the cancer patient, friends and family, carers and those bereaved by cancer. Services include complementary and relaxation therapies, ongoing one to one support on a drop-in basis, counselling sessions and support groups, plus a wide range of workshops. The combination of information, support, self-management and relaxation helps people feel in control; it helps them to make the right decisions to manage both the physical and mental trauma of a cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Our outreach activities forge links with a broad range of relevant health and community organisations and targeting and approaching sections of the community who have tended not to be active users of The Mulberry Centre.
Longstanding relationships with a wide range of health professionals, public bodies and voluntary organisations also help us to achieve and sustain our aims.