Look Good Feel Better

Workshops for Cancer Nurse Specialists

Look Good Feel Better has held the first in a series of Skincare and Makeup Makeover events for nurses and medical staff at their partner hospitals. The events were attended by over 100 members of the oncology teams at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth (pictured), Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Barnsley Hospital and University Hospital, Coventry.

These exclusive events were a chance for the charity to thank the staff for everything they have done over the past year to support cancer patients during the pandemic. The charity has been delivering free workshops to people living with cancer for over 26 years and this was an opportunity for medical staff to experience first-hand the fun, laughter and huge confidence boost that occurs at a Look Good Feel Better workshop. Each participant was gifted a goodie bag of donated skincare and makeup products by the charity, to use during the event.

The makeover itself allowed the group of oncology staff to have a moment for themselves and to take their minds off work for a couple of hours. The session took them through a twelve-step programme of expert-led tuition on various skincare and makeup techniques. “It was a really uplifting and fun experience to see all your colleagues and to experiment with different looks and try makeup you wouldn’t normally,” said Shelly Wilkinson, Macmillan Centre Coordinator, Portsmouth.

“I really enjoyed the session; it had a lot of useful tips and the products provided were amazing – such a treat! I can really see how this will help our patients during their cancer journey, improving their self-esteem and promoting self-care and wellbeing,” said Victoria Nunn, Upper GI Clinical Nurse Specialist, University Hospital, Coventry.

Sarahjane Robertson, CEO of Look Good Feel Better, said: “The pandemic has been an incredibly challenging time for all but especially for those going through cancer treatment alongside the teams of wonderful doctors and nurses who have continued to support them throughout this time. This event was our way of giving something back to the hospital teams who have been working tirelessly to support those most in need. We are all looking forward to bringing our group workshops back to the hospitals and cancer support centres later in the year.”