Look Good Feel Better

Looking good, in spite of the knowledge you have cancer, gives you control at a time in your life when you need it most.

Look Good Feel Better is a free programme dedicated to showing women (and men) with cancer how to restore their appearance and self-image during cancer treatment or after surgery. Using hands-on experience and techniques, volunteer cosmetic experts conduct Look Good Feel Better sessions with small, informal groups. Topics for women include loss of hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, and changes in skin tone and texture. A professional demonstration of wigs, hats and turbans is also presented at each workshop.

Time and time again, women who thought they would rather just stay home, tell us later how glad they are they attended a Look Good Feel Better workshop. They talk about the positive impact on their appearance and their outlook.

Look Good Feel Better is run regularly in Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, Thames, Taupo and Whakatane.

In November the first Look Good Feel Better programme for men in Hamilton was held at the Cancer Society's Lions Lodge and facilitated by Look Good Feel Better's Robyn Creighton and the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society's Wayne Borrell. The programme covered four areas: skincare, hair loss, nutrition and healthy lifestyle/exercise.

Eleven men participated in the pilot programme and all of them provided positive feedback. More Look Good Feel Better programmes for men are being held this year.

Look Good Feel Better is a registered charity supported by the Cancer Society. The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association of New Zealand donates more than $1.5 million worth of products annually for these workshops.

To find a Look Good Feel Better workshop near you, contact us.