"It was a definite confidence booster."

Look Good Feel Better for Women

Free Feel Better Classes cover simple techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind so that you can feel stronger and face cancer with confidence. For anyone with a diagnosis for any type of cancer at any stage.

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Feel Better classes are free for women with any type of cancer at any stage. They are held in over 40 community centres nationwide. These free classes provide an opportunity to do something practical and to connect with others who may be experiencing something similar away from the world of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

What the Class Covers

Throughout the relaxed 2 ½ hours at your Feel Better Class trained volunteers will guide you. You will be shown simple techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind so that you can feel
stronger and face cancer with confidence.

During your Feel Better Classes (normally 10-12 participants) your volunteer will guide you through a 12 step skincare and makeup regime, with great hints and tips on how best to apply each product. Particular care is taken with key ‘problem’ areas resulting from cancer treatment. You will receive a Feel Better makeup pack filled with a specially selected range of donated skincare and makeup products suited to your skin tone, which is packed based on the information in your registration form.

The Feel Better Class is about having fun in an informal, relaxed and informative environment to give you a chance to meet others in a similar situation. It is a non-medical appointment day for you to focus on yourself and not your cancer.

Locations

Feel Better Classes are held in over 40 community centres across New Zealand. Find the nearest location to you in the class schedule.

No class in your area? Please let LGFB know where you would like to see a class. Contact us.

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Women's FAQs

plus minus Who can attend a Feel Better class?

Free Feel Better Classes are free for any women in New Zealand who have a cancer diagnosis for any type of cancer at any stage. 

plus minus Can a makeup class really change how someone feels?

Finding out you have cancer can be daunting and life-changing. The added stress of the physical side effects of treatment can be hard to cope with. This can impact self-esteem and confidence at a time when a positive attitude is very important. The emphasis in all our classes is to relax and have fun. It’s a chance to do something practical, proactive and positive and to meet people in a similar situation. Many participants say that Look Good Feel Better helped them regain a sense of control and normality at a time when diagnosis and treatment make everything feel overwhelming.

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plus minus How long does the Feel Better Class take?

Feel Better Classes are 2 ½ hours. See the class schedule for exact timings for each location.

plus minus What will I learn by going to a class that I can’t learn at home?

Classes are a step by step learning sessions led by trained cosmetic and beauty professionals. You’ll be able to get answers to any questions you have such as how to fill in or draw your eyebrows or how to camouflage particular types of pigmentation. You’ll receive a personalised makeup kit to use during the session. This is yours to keep and take home with you. You will also receive the support of others coping with cancer treatment, those about to go through it, and those that have been there. Put these factors together and you have lots of reasons to sign up for a class.

plus minus Do you recommend any particular cosmetic or skin care brands to use during cancer treatment?

We do not recommend products by brand, but we do believe that mild products are best. Before adopting any skin care regimen, be sure to have your physician’s OK.

plus minus I have never used make up, will I be expected to know what to do?

Do not worry, our qualified beauty volunteers will guide you through every step of the session and make sure you are comfortable.

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Upcoming Womens Classes

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Class Schedule › Women

November 2019

Womens – Christchurch 19/11

Tuesday, 19 November — 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Papanui Club, 302-310 Sawyers Arms Road
Bishopdale, Christchurch 8053 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Hamilton 20/11

Wednesday, 20 November — 9:30 am
Cancer Society Lions Lodge, 32 Tainui St
Hamilton, Hamilton 3204 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Auckland Central 20/11

Wednesday, 20 November — 9:45 am - 12:30 pm
Mercy Spirituality Centre, 104 The Drive
Epsom, Auckland 1023 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Hawke’s Bay 20/11

Wednesday, 20 November — 10:00 am
Little Elms, 310 Orchard Rd, Camberley
Hastings, Hawke's Bay 4120 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Invercargill 20/11

Wednesday, 20 November — 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Cancer Society Invercargill, 149 Spey St
Invercargill, Invercargill 9840 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Auckland Central 22/11

Friday, 22 November — 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Dove House, 207A Riddell Road
Glendowie, Auckland 1071 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Auckland South 23/11

Saturday, 23 November — 9:45 am - 12:30 pm
Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Rd, The Gardens Auckland 2105 New Zealand + Google Map

Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Nelson 25/11

Monday, 25 November — 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Nick Smith Rooms, Quarantine Road
Stoke, Nelson 7040 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Whakatane 25/11

Monday, 25 November — 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nikau Community Centre, 39 Goulstone Road Whakatane 3120 New Zealand + Google Map

Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Tauranga 26/11

Tuesday, 26 November — 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
Gospel Centre, 10 Fourteenth Ave Tauranga 3110 New Zealand + Google Map

Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Dunedin 27/11

Wednesday, 27 November — 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Cancer Society Dunedin, 283 Great King St Dunedin 9059 New Zealand + Google Map

Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Thames 27/11

Wednesday, 27 November — 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Richmond Villas, 82 Richmond Street Thames 3500 New Zealand + Google Map

Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – New Plymouth 29/11

Friday, 29 November — 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Cancer Society Taranaki Centre, 71 Lorna Street
Westown, New Plymouth 4343 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Masterton/Wairarapa 29/11

Friday, 29 November — 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cancer Society Wellington – Wairarapa Centre, 37 Te Ore Ore Road
Lansdowne, Masterton 5840 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Wellington 30/11

Saturday, 30 November — 9:45 am - 12:30 pm
Cancer Society Wellington, 52 Riddiford Street
Newtown, Wellington 6021 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Auckland North Shore 30/11

Saturday, 30 November — 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Albany Community Hub, 575A Albany Highway
Albany, Auckland 0632 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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December 2019

Womens – Rotorua 04/12

Wednesday, 4 December — 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cancer Society Rotorua, 1235 Ranolf Street Rotorua 3010 New Zealand + Google Map

Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Whangarei 04/12

Wednesday, 4 December — 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cancer Society Whangarei – Daffodil House, 73 Kamo Rd
Kensington, Whangarei 0145 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Kapiti Coast 06/12

Friday, 6 December — 9:45 am - 12:30 pm
Seven Oaks Community Centre, Kapiti Road
Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast 5032 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Christchurch 07/12

Saturday, 7 December — 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Papanui Club, 302-310 Sawyers Arms Road
Bishopdale, Christchurch 8053 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Auckland West 09/12

Monday, 9 December — 9:45 am
West Lynn Garden and Butterfly House, 73 Parker Avenue
New Lynn, Auckland 0600 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Palmerston North 10/12

Tuesday, 10 December — 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cancer Society Central – Young House, 127 Ruahine Street Palmerston North 4441 New Zealand + Google Map

Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Tauranga 10/12

Tuesday, 10 December — 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
Gospel Centre, 10 Fourteenth Ave Tauranga 3110 New Zealand + Google Map

Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Timaru 10/12

Tuesday, 10 December — 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cancer Society South Canterbury Centre, 32 Memorial Avenue Timaru 7910 New Zealand + Google Map

Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Hamilton 11/12

Wednesday, 11 December — 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cancer Society Lions Lodge, 32 Tainui St
Hamilton, Hamilton 3204 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Wellington 13/12

Friday, 13 December — 9:45 am - 12:30 pm
Johnsonville Community Centre, 30 Moorefield Road
Johnsonville, Wellington 6037 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Auckland Central 14/12

Saturday, 14 December — 9:45 am - 12:30 pm
Cancer Society Auckland – Domain Lodge Hall, 1 Boyle Crescent
Grafton, Auckland 1023 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Christchurch 17/12

Tuesday, 17 December — 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Papanui Club, 302-310 Sawyers Arms Road
Bishopdale, Christchurch 8053 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Auckland Central 18/12

Wednesday, 18 December — 9:45 am - 12:30 pm
Mercy Spirituality Centre, 104 The Drive
Epsom, Auckland 1023 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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Womens – Auckland South 19/12

Thursday, 19 December — 9:45 am - 12:30 pm
Manukau Super Clinic, 901 Great South Rd
Manukau, Auckland 2104 New Zealand
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Free Feel Better Classes cover simple tips and techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind to help you face cancer with confidence. Classes are for anyone with any cancer diagnosis at any stage of treatment.

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