Online classes

Look Good Feel Better provides a range of online virtual sessions that you can join from the comfort and privacy of your own home

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The online programme is made up of weekly, monthly and bi-monthly classes, focussing on core themes – skin, hair, body and mind. You can join from wherever you are and will be shown tools and tips to help people feel stronger and face cancer with confidence. The virtual sessions usually have six to ten people. You are welcome to ask questions and the sessions also provide a way to connect with others going through a similar experience. Held via a link to a live Zoom session, you may have your camera off if you prefer. You are welcome to attend as many classes as you wish – during and after treatment.

Online class topics

Our classes cover a variety of different topics. You are welcome to join us as needed before, during and after your treatment, so that you can feel stronger and face cancer with confidence. You can sign up and join as many online video classes as you like. We regularly add new classes, and new class times, so please check back for the latest schedule.

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What equipment do I need?

Participants will need:

  • A computer / laptop / tablet with camera/webcam & speaker (mobiles can be used however the smaller screen can impact your experience)
  • Good internet connection
  • For skincare and make-up sessions: A mirror and applicators/brushes/sponges/cotton wool.

 

Once you have registered for a class, you will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions on how to attend and what you need for your chosen session.
For the skincare & make-up class, please have your Feel Better Confidence Kit with a range of donated skincare and make-up products ready.

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I didn't realise how much it was going to hit me. I didn’t like looking in the mirror, I had no eyebrows and hair like a baby chimpanzee. I did the online class to see if I could go out in public. You get a sense of community doing it online. It was really nice having other women who understood what I was going through.

Gillian, Online participant

Online class FAQs

plus minus Who can attend a live online video Feel Better class?

Feel Better classes are free for anyone with any cancer at any stage from diagnosis to post-treatment.

plus minus Do I have to be still undergoing treatment to take part?

Feel Better classes are free for anyone with any cancer at any stage from diagnosis to post-treatment.

plus minus How long does the online Feel Better class take?

Each class is one hour, and will start promptly on time as there are so many online classes.

plus minus I have never used online video before, is it easy?

Yes it is simple. Once you have registered, you will be emailed instructions and a link on how to join the video class, and you can test and practice in advance.

plus minus What happens if I experience technical difficulties on the call?

The class facilitator should be able to help with most issues. It is recommended that you join a test Zoom meeting to familiarise yourself with the Zoom software and test your video, microphone and speakers, before joining the online class. You can join a test Zoom meeting by clicking on this link and following the instructions: https://zoom.us/test

plus minus I live in a rural area and I don’t have access to a reliable internet connection. Can I still access a class using live online video?

We are aware connectivity may be affected in certain areas, but Zoom meetings can be run across New Zealand. To improve the internet connection, we recommend being close to your wifi router, use an internet cable if you have one, and ensure you other members of your household are not over using the internet at the same time (e.g. streaming videos).

plus minus I don’t have the Zoom software application downloaded on my computer or tablet?

This is not a problem. When you open the link in your confirmation email for the first time, the Zoom application software will download automatically. Just follow the simple instructions on screen. We suggest you do this in advance of the meeting.

plus minus I have registered for a class but not received a confirmation email?

You should receive a confirmation email very shortly after registering on our website. If you cannot find in your in-box, please check your junk or spam folder. If you locate our email in a junk folder, then we recommend you add our email address to your contacts or safe senders list so you can receive future notifications direct into your inbox.
If you still cannot find your confirmation email, then please call our helpline on 0800 865 432 or email us at info@lgfb.co.nz.

plus minus How do I change or cancel my class?

Not a problem. Please call our helpline on 0800 865 432 or email us at info@lgfb.co.nz and we will be happy to help.

plus minus Can I turn my camera off as I am not feeling my best?

It is nice for the facilitator and participants to see each other, to build a connection. However we understand you may prefer not to be seen and this is fine. You can turn off your video camera at the start of the class, or any time during the class. There is an icon at the bottom of your screen to do this, or you can ask the facilitator.

Upcoming online classes

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January 2022

Online – Men – Let’s Chat about ED 26/01

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 — 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Let's Chat about ED Cancer treatments can affect sexual function to varying degrees and is often a cause of real concern for men and their partners.  In this online session we want to open with the conversation around Erectile Dysfunction (ED) to ensure that no man is left feeling isolated in their journey with ED. Our expert guest speakers Jenny Corban and Sharon Wilson will ensure that you leave the session feeling empowered with the right knowledge.   We also want to hear your questions and concerns. So…

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February 2022

Online – Men – Karim Rostami 22/02

Tuesday, 22 February 2022 — 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Our free classes are for any man, with any type of cancer, at any stage of their cancer treatment. In this class our speaker is Karim Rostami who will share his story on overcoming adversity. He survived the polio virus as a child and after multiple treatments and years of muscle therapy learned to walk again. Karim came to New Zealand as an 18-year-old asylum seeker from Afghanistan. He fled the Taliban and came with no family, no money and…

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March 2022

Online – Men – Peter Dickens 20/03

Sunday, 20 March 2022 — 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Our free classes are for any man, with any type of cancer, at any stage of their cancer treatment. In this class our speaker is Peter Dickens, the CEO of Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ.  Peter will be sharing his experience and support for Prostate awareness and services. Jenny Corban, a urology cancer clinical nurse specialist will also join Peter in the session.

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May 2022

Online – Men – Dr Claire Hardie 29/05

Sunday, 29 May 2022 — 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Our free classes are for any man, with any type of cancer, at any stage of their cancer treatment. In this class our speaker is Dr Claire Hardie a radiation oncologist. Dr Hardie will talk about radiation treatment is, with particular emphasis on Prostate cancer, why it is used in cancer treatment, how it is delivered and its potential short and long term side effects.

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June 2022

Online – Q&A – Breast Cancer Post Op Rehab 12/06

Sunday, 12 June 2022 — 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Online Q&A sessions focus on well-being and are open to anyone with any type of cancer at any stage. At this Q&A session we catch up with Emma Salmon who will talk about the many benefits of keeping active, before, during and after Cancer treatment. She is a certified PINC & STEEL Oncology Rehabilitation Physiotherapist and has done her NEXT STEPS training. This approach incorporates cardio, strength and meditation components to help with fitness and wellbeing and provide…

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September 2022

Online – Men – Jake Bailey 25/09

Sunday, 25 September 2022 — 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Our free classes are for any man, with any type of cancer, at any stage of their cancer treatment. The speaker for this session is Jake Bailey. In  2015 Jake was diagnosed with lymphoma and given 2 weeks to live. He persevered to make his end of year school speech and the video went viral globally. In remission, he shares his story and the lessons he’s learnt along the way, with the hope of helping others facing their own adversity.

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December 2022

Online – Styling for Confidence – Scarf Tutorial 02/12

Friday, 2 December 2022 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Live Online Video classes are free sessions for anyone with any type of cancer at any stage. This session is the third in a month series. Each week will focus on a different topic to help you come to terms with the new you through Style. In this session Emma, an experienced personal stylist will show you scarf options for the head and the body. Plus you will learn how paying attention to what you wear can have…

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March 2023

Online – Men – Louise Mills- Improving Continence Issues 07/03

Tuesday, 7 March 2023 — 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Our free classes are for any man, with any type of cancer, at any stage of their cancer treatment. The speaker for this session is Louise Mills, a continence nurse specialist from Continence NZ. Louise will share her extensive knowledge around the topic of "Stop the Rush".  She will provide information on incontinence, along with sharing where to get help with easy-to-use language, visual resources including online videos. Incontinence is a symptom not a diagnosis and Louise will discuss ways…

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Online – Q&A – Manage anxiety through & post treatment 26/3

Sunday, 26 March 2023 — 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Online Q&A sessions focus on well-being and are for anyone with any type of cancer at any stage. In this session Lance Burdett will share information and practical tips on how to manage anxiety through and post treatment. Lance, a survivor of melanoma, has used his experience as a top police negotiator to develop positive change programs, supported by two books. There will be an opportunity for you to connect with Lance and ask questions.

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May 2023

Online – Men – Sir Peter Leitch & Glenn Harris 23/05

Tuesday, 23 May 2023 — 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Our free classes are for any man, with any type of cancer, at any stage of their cancer treatment. The speakers for this session are Sir Peter Leitch aka the Mad Butcher and New Zealand's favourite success story. Sir Peter is also One Warrior No 19, and an honorary league ambassador for the One Warriors. He is joined by Glenn Harris the General Manager, Marketing & Business Development at One Warriors. He will share his time and experience on how…

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July 2023

Live Video – Men – Rhys Jones 11/07

Tuesday, 11 July 2023 — 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Live Online Video classes for men with any type of cancer at any stage. The speaker at this session is Rhys Jones, former  Chief Executive of Fire and Emergency NZ. He will talk about why men should not feel they need to be always macho. Taking responsibility for health, showing vulnerability, and seeking help are important to stay healthy in body and mind.

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Online – Styling for Confidence – Body Image -19/07

Wednesday, 19 July 2023 — 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Live Online Video classes are free sessions for anyone with any type of cancer at any stage. This session is the first in a series of three.  Each week will focus on a different topic to help you come to terms with the new you through Style. In this session Emma, an experienced personal stylist will introduce you to body image and colour confidence. Plus you will learn how paying attention to what you wear can have a…

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August 2023

Online – Q&A – Mindfulness During Challenging Times 06/8

Sunday, 6 August 2023 — 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Online Q&A sessions focus on well-being and are for anyone with any type of cancer at any stage. Our speaker this session is Josh Roche, a long term practitioner of Meditation and Yoga and who trains Life Coaches and Clinical Hypnotherapists. He runs his own High Performance Coaching Business and is involved in Skydiving, Mountaineering, and Paragliding. Josh will chat about using Mindfulness during challenging times. He will explain; the benefits and how to use Mindfulness for managing…

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Online – Styling for Confidence – Body Image 16/08

Wednesday, 16 August 2023 — 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Live Online Video classes are free sessions for anyone with any type of cancer at any stage. This session is the first in a series of three.  Each week will focus on a different topic to help you come to terms with the new you through Style. In this session Emma, an experienced personal stylist will introduce you to body image and colour confidence. Plus you will learn how paying attention to what you wear can have a…

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Online – Styling for Confidence – Dressing a Changing Body 23/08

Wednesday, 23 August 2023 — 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Live Online Video classes are free sessions for anyone with any type of cancer at any stage. This session is the second in a series of three. Each week will focus on a different topic to help you come to terms with the new you through Style. In this session Emma, an experienced personal stylist will show you how to dress your changing body through treatment and recovery. Plus you will learn how paying attention to what you…

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Online – Q&A – Coping Strategies & Self-Care 27/08

Sunday, 27 August 2023 — 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Online Q&A sessions focus on well-being and are open to anyone with any type of cancer at any stage. At this session we catch with Ka'ula  the Manager of Psychological Service at the Cancer Society. She has 5 years’ experience working in psycho-oncology. Ka'ula is a registered psychologist, specializing in supporting patients to cope with chronic and acute health conditions, stress management and adjusting to major life changes. Ka'ula will chat about coping strategies and self-care. The interactive…

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September 2023

Online – Styling for Confidence – Body Image 13/09

Wednesday, 13 September 2023 — 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Live Online Video classes are free sessions for anyone with any type of cancer at any stage. This session is the first in a series of three.  Each week will focus on a different topic to help you come to terms with the new you through Style. In this session Emma, an experienced personal stylist will introduce you to body image and colour confidence. Plus you will learn how paying attention to what you wear can have a…

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Online – Men – Value of Exercise Home or Gym 19/09

Tuesday, 19 September 2023 — 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Our free classes are for any man, with any type of cancer, at any stage of cancer treatment. The speakers for this session are Hannah Rosser and Hannah Siffleet both experienced physiotherapists who will talk about the value of exercise for any man with any cancer at any stage. It is important for men to know where to go to get help, what they can do for themselves at home and the benefits of also getting into a group. Both…

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Online – Styling for Confidence – Dressing a Changing Body 20/09

Wednesday, 20 September 2023 — 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Live Online Video classes are free sessions for anyone with any type of cancer at any stage. This session is the second in a series of three. Each week will focus on a different topic to help you come to terms with the new you through Style. In this session Emma, an experienced personal stylist will show you how to dress your changing body through treatment and recovery. Plus you will learn how paying attention to what you…

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Online – Styling for Confidence – Style Tips 27/09

Wednesday, 27 September 2023 — 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Live Online Video classes are free sessions for anyone with any type of cancer at any stage. This session is the third in a series of three. Each week is a different topic to help you come to terms with the new you through Style. In this session Emma, an experienced personal stylist will show you key style tips to use while in treatment or recovery and personalise your style. Plus you will learn how paying attention to…

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February 2024

Online – Intro to Wigs 08/02

Thursday, 8 February — 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Live Online Video classes are for anyone with any type of cancer at any stage. In this class you will find out all you need to know about the subsidies for hair loss, when and how to purchase a wig, choosing and caring for your wig. Plus tips, tricks and more! These free classes provide an opportunity to learn practical tips and to connect in a convenient way with others who may be experiencing something similar.

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Live Video – Q&A – David Downs Clinical Trials 11/02

Sunday, 11 February — 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

In this session we catch up with cancer survivor David Downs as he talks about clinical trials. David is a cancer survivor who is paying it forward after receiving a lifeline from CAR T-cell therapy, a new approach to fighting cancer using the body’s immune system. In 2018, David was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and after 12 rounds of chemotherapy, David was told his cancer was incurable. His fate turned when he got onto a USA clinical trial for CAR…

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Online – Mindfulness 12/02

Monday, 12 February — 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Live Online Video classes are for anyone with any type of cancer at any stage. In this session, Renee will share practical tips and mindfulness strategies to help calm your day.  You will have a chance to connect with Renee and others in the session. Bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Online – Chair Yoga 12/02

Monday, 12 February — 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Live Online Video classes are for women and men with any type of cancer at any stage. This free class provides an opportunity to learn some practical yoga exercises. Jannine, an experienced yoga instructor, will guide you through gentle yoga while sitting down. You will have a chance to connect with Jannine and others in the session.

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Online – Managing Hair Loss and Regrowth 13/02

Tuesday, 13 February — 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Live Online Video classes are for women and men with any type of cancer at any stage. These free classes provide an opportunity to learn some practical tips and to connect in a convenient way with others who may be experiencing something similar.

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Online – Gentle Exercise – Mat Pilates 15/02

Thursday, 15 February — 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Live Online Video classes are for anyone with any type of cancer at any stage. This free class provides an opportunity to learn some practical gentle exercises with Mat Pilates. Shona who is trained in Reformer/Mat Pilates, and Barre will guide you through this gentle exercise session. Through her own cancer journey Shona found a love for Pilates to help gain back strength and mobility. Pilates is a form of low impact exercise that focuses on improving flexibility,…

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Online – Chair Yoga 19/02

Monday, 19 February — 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Live Online Video classes are for women and men with any type of cancer at any stage. This free class provides an opportunity to learn some practical yoga exercises. Jannine, an experienced yoga instructor, will guide you through gentle yoga while sitting down. You will have a chance to connect with Jannine and others in the session.

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Online – Gentle Exercise – Mat Pilates 22/02

Thursday, 22 February — 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Live Online Video classes are for anyone with any type of cancer at any stage. This free class provides an opportunity to learn some practical gentle exercises with Mat Pilates. Shona who is trained in Reformer/Mat Pilates, and Barre will guide you through this gentle exercise session. Through her own cancer journey Shona found a love for Pilates to help gain back strength and mobility. Pilates is a form of low impact exercise that focuses on improving flexibility,…

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Online – Scarf Tying & Headwear 22/02

Thursday, 22 February — 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, with video link to be sent on registration

Feel Better Live Online Video classes are for women and men with any type of cancer at any stage. These free classes provide an opportunity to learn some practical tips and to connect in a convenient way with others who may be experiencing something similar.

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