At Look Good Feel Better our confidence-boosting workshops are part of our DNA – that’s what we do. Now, because of the current worldwide crisis, we know that our support is even more vital so we’ve trialled and launched virtual workshops to enable us to reach out to people living with cancer in their own homes.
Wellbeing workshops and classes for people living with cancer
We understand how emotionally challenging living with cancer can be. This is why we run wellbeing workshops and classes virtually and at hospitals and cancer care centres across the UK; led by beauty and health expert volunteers to help people feel good, look better and more like themselves again.
Support for Women
Book onto an enjoyable and informative two hour online workshop. As part of a small group you’ll have a chance to learn new skills and techniques and have the opportunity to chat to our expert as well as others in a similar situation to yourself.
Support for Men
Our men’s sessions are hosted by barbering experts and cover issues over shaving, uncomfortable skin, scarring and other challenges. It’s a chance to ask questions and learn something new.
“It shows that it really is worth making a bit of an effort to make yourself feel better. After the workshop all the ladies looked so beautiful and radiant.”
Laura, from Gloucestershire, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma earlier this year. Laura has just finished her last chemotherapy session. Laura Pardoe explains: “The skincare and make-up workshop was absolutely brilliant. Although I am quite used to applying make-up, I did learn a lot during the workshop. After cancer treatment, you do look different and learning... View ArticleRead the story
“I would absolutely say GO! if you can. It was so good to do something different and something just for me.”
Chris, from Lancashire, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2022 after a visit to her local GP on an unrelated matter. A blood test was taken which revealed the cancer, which Chris would otherwise not have known was there. Medical support services followed quickly and timely, and Chris soon received the necessary treatments, with a... View ArticleRead the story
“The effects of the workshop are so far-reaching, It was such an uplifting experience.”
“The effects of the workshop are so far-reaching,” says Sharmila, from Chertsey. “It is not only about learning how to treat your skin properly and how to apply make-up correctly, but it is also about being able to look in the mirror and not just see what you have lost. You can look at yourself... View ArticleRead the story
“The class made me feel so much better. The ladies who were leading the workshop were lovely and the advice was really helpful”
Louise, from Scotland, has a remarkable story to share. After having a mammogram and a biopsy, Louise was told that the news wasn’t good. She had breast cancer. Devastated, Louise and her family, including children, grandchildren and great grandchildren tried to process this information, only to be informed a few weeks down the line that... View ArticleRead the story
“Cancer is so isolating and it can be a very lonely place, so the warm welcome and smiling faces were so nice. You could see people’s faces light up as they applied the make-up”
Anne describes her experience as wholly enjoyable: “It was so positive and I loved the connections that were created with others going through a similar situation. Cancer is so isolating and it can be a very lonely place, so the warm welcome and smiling faces were so nice. “You could see people’s faces light up... View ArticleRead the story
“It is so important to take the time to look after yourself and this felt like a real treat. Being surrounded by people who could understand what you were going through felt incredibly comforting”
If you have ever flown out of Manchester on Easyjet, you may have met Rebecca M., a hugely friendly and positive lady, who worked as cabin crew for the airline before being diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in May 2022. With a ready smile and an infectious laugh, Rebecca, 46, has done her best to... View ArticleRead the story
“The charity really does what it says on the tin. You share experiences and make friends with others in the same position”
Ann Chandler first attended a facecare and makeup workshop five years ago, in 2018. Earlier this year, she turned to Look Good Feel Better again, as she felt that a workshop could help at a time when she really needed a confidence boost. Her treatments and ongoing medication had impacted her appearance and weight, and... View ArticleRead the story
“It was so good to meet other people with cancer. I just felt really special and well-treated and it was a real pick-me-up after a very difficult time”
Lorraine Wilson, a bubbly 59 year old, has two grown-up daughters who mean the world to her. If you didn’t know her, you wouldn’t guess that she has been through an extremely tough time over the last couple of years. In March 2021, after suffering with persistent back ache, her family convinced her to visit... View ArticleRead the story