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Feel Better signature skincare and make-up classes are held in centres throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, and are free for anyone with any cancer at any stage. They 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.

The two-hour sessions include simple, easy-to-follow make-up techniques and provide a feel-better moment in a session that is about you the person, not a patient. You will receive a Feel Better Confidence Kit made up of donated skincare and cosmetics specifically selected to best match your skin tone, based on the information in your registration form.

What the class covers

Focused on skincare and makeup, our trained facilitator provides step-by-step techniques and advice aimed at helping you deal with navigating the impact of cancer and help you feel like you again.

The Feel Better session is about having fun in an informal, relaxed and informative environment and is a chance to meet others in a similar situation.

Where you can attend a community class

Community classes are held in 40+ locations across Aotearoa New Zealand

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I remember thinking, ‘no one can make me look good after going through this’. They did make me look good and feel better. When I walked out smiling I saw my husband smiling, and my kids smiling. I understood what those words mean – Look Good Feel Better – and how they can change your life.

Melany, LGFB participant

Community class FAQs

plus minus How can I attend a community class?

Feel Better classes are for anyone with any stage at any stage – from diagnosis to post-treatment. There are regular women’s classes in 40+ centres in New Zealand, as well as bi-monthly teens sessions. We are looking to introduce sessions for men, in local communities in the near future.

plus minus Can a make-up 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?

Our signature skincare and make-up sessions are two 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 online.?

Which is better – a community class or online session – is about personal preference, and what stage of treatment. The programme composition is the same in both, however some people prefer to be with others going through a similar journey, while some prefer to be at home is they are feeling more vulnerable. Your safety and comfort is a priority, so we ask that anyone attending a community session has no symptoms of a cold or virus

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

The sessions provide skincare tips as well as make-up advice. Our class facilitator will guide you through every step, and will demonstrate some basic techniques intended to give you a boost.

Upcoming community classes

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May 2024

Community – Auckland West 14/05

Tuesday, 14 May — 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
West Lynn Garden and Butterfly House, 73 Parker Avenue, New Lynn
Auckland West, 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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Community – Dunedin 15/05

Wednesday, 15 May — 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Cancer Society Dunedin, 283 Great King St
Dunedin, Otago 9059 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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Community – Paihia 15/05

Wednesday, 15 May — 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Kingsgate Autolodge Hotel, 104 Marsden Rd
Paihia, Northland 0247 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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Community- Christchurch 16/05

Thursday, 16 May — 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cancer Society North Canterbury, 43 Church Street, Rangiora
Christchurch, Canterbury 7440 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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Community – Auckland North Shore 16/05

Thursday, 16 May — 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sunnynook Community Centre, 148 Sycamore Drive, Sunnynook
Auckland North Shore, Auckland 0620 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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Community – Kapiti Coast 17/05

Friday, 17 May — 9:45 am - 12:30 pm
Seven Oaks Community Centre, Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu
Kapiti Coast, Wellington 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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Community – Wellington 18/05

Saturday, 18 May — 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cancer Society Wellington, 52 Riddiford Street, Newtown
Wellington, 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 – Palmerston North 21/05

Tuesday, 21 May — 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cancer Society Central – Addis House, 135 Ruahine Street
Palmerston North, Manawatu 4441 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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Community – Hamilton 22/05

Wednesday, 22 May — 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cancer Society Lions Lodge, 32 Tainui St
Hamilton, Waikato 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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Community – Kaikohe 22/05

Wednesday, 22 May — 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi, 16 Mangakahia Road
Kaikohe, Northland 0405 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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Community – Kaitaia 23/05

Thursday, 23 May — 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Te Hiku Hauora – Community Health Services, 49 Redan Road
Kaitaia, Northland 0410 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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Community – Nelson 23/05

Thursday, 23 May — 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre, Corner of Main road Stoke and Songer
Nelson, Tasman 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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Community – Invercargill 29/05

Wednesday, 29 May — 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Cancer Society Invercargill, 149 Spey St
Invercargill, Southland 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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Community – Auckland South 30/05

Thursday, 30 May — 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Rd, The Gardens
Auckland South, Auckland 2105 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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Community – Christchurch 31/05

Friday, 31 May — 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cancer Society Christchurch Centre, 74 Langdons Road
Christchurch, Canterbury 8141 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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June 2024

Community – Whanganui 11/06

Tuesday, 11 June — 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cancer Society – Whanganui, 3 Koromiko Road
Whanganui, Manawatu 4501 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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Community – Wellington 20/06

Thursday, 20 June — 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Walter Nash Centre, 20/22 Taine Street, Taita, Lower Hutt
Wellington, Wellington 5011 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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September 2024

Community – Whanganui 03/09

Tuesday, 3 September — 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cancer Society – Whanganui, 3 Koromiko Road
Whanganui, Manawatu 4501 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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November 2024

Community – Christchurch 02/11

Saturday, 2 November — 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cancer Society North Canterbury, 43 Church Street, Rangiora
Christchurch, Canterbury 7440 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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Community – Balclutha 16/10

Saturday, 16 November — 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Te Pou ō Mata-Au – Clutha District Memorial & Community Centre, 4 Clyde Street
Balclutha, Otago 9239 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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Community – West Coast Greymouth 23/11

Saturday, 23 November — 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cancer Society West Coast, 98 High Street
Greymouth, West Coast 7805 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 2024

Community – Whanganui 10/12

Tuesday, 10 December — 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cancer Society – Whanganui, 3 Koromiko Road
Whanganui, Manawatu 4501 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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