"It’s good to get with a group of men, just to share the experience, and know you are not alone."

Look Good Feel Better for Men

Free Feel Stronger Live Better Classes cover simple techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind so that you can face cancer with confidence. For men with any type of cancer at any stage.

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Live Online Video Classes – with guest speaker

Feel Better Live Online Video classes offer the same practical advice to care for your skin, hair and body as our men’s community classes, but connecting in a convenient way with others who may be experiencing something similar.

Men's Online Live Video Classes

These classes also give you the exclusive opportunity to listen and chat with a guest speaker. This may be someone from the professional sporting arena, a respected Kiwi, someone with an inspiring story to share, or an expert who can give you more advice to help you feel more like you.

These live online classes are ideal for those who may have difficulty getting to a local class, don’t have one close by, or need more flexibility in their schedule.

They are also great for those who have already attended a class and would like a refresher on the tips given, or if you are feeling a bit unsure of what to expect and would like a taster in the comfort of your own home.

What the Class Covers

Using easy to use live video Zoom, you will connect with a Feel Better class facilitator and group of around 8-12 men. The class is relaxed, fun and interactive so you will be able to chat, ask questions and connect with others in a similar situation.

The guest speaker will share their own interesting, inspiring story; or they may be an expert in a relevant field and provide advice to help you feel more like you. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and chat informally with them.

Our trained facilitator will then share advice and practical tips to care for your skin, hair and body. You will receive a pack filled with a specially selected range of donated skin care and toiletries.

Who Are the Speakers

We have an exciting range of men and women who want to positively support you through our classes, share their stories, and offer you exclusive time to hang out together and simply ‘’chew the fat’’.

Lance Burdett

Lance, a survivor of melanoma who used his experience as a top police negotiator to develop positive change programmes, supported by two books. He will cover topics like how to manage uncertainty and reduce worry, the importance of taking positive action, getting better sleep and a whole lot more!

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 now shares his story, and the lessons he’s learnt along the way, with the hope of helping others facing their own adversity.

Dr John Mayhew

Dr Mayhew was the All Blacks doctor from 1988-2004 before moving to work with The NZ Warriors. He is also the Chief Medical Officer with AIA Insurance. He will be sharing how to cope with life post-illness and injury, including his experience with broken down superstars and ex-athletes.

Dame Kerry Prendergast

Dame Kerry is the former Mayor of Wellington and is currently Chair of the NZ Film Commission, Wellington Free Ambulance, and the Royal NZ Ballet. She is also an Advisory Board member of the Phoenix Football Club. Dame Kerry will be talking about surviving defeat and grief with courage and resilience.

Richie Hardcore

Richie is a board member at White Ribbon NZ and a Ministry of Social Development “It’s not OK” champion. Richie is an educator focusing on exploring masculinity and ending family violence. He will be speaking about the importance of looking after your mental health.

David Downs

David is a comedian, and cancer survivor after participating in a clinical trial using CAR T-cell therapy. He documented his battle in a column on Stuff NZ. David will talk about the importance of mindset and resilience, and wishes to give hope and laughter to all those affected by cancer.

Dion Nash

A former NZ cricketer, Dion needed to protect his skin whilst playing in the harsh outside environment. He’s since developed a natural, clean and ethical men’s skincare range, Triumph & Disaster. He will share highlights of being a Black Cap, and practical tips to protect and care for your skin as you undergo treatment.

Jenny Corban

Jenny is a urology cancer clinical nurse specialist. Part of this role involves helping men navigate their way through the after effects of cancer treatments, with erectile dysfunction being a significant one that affects the quality of life for many men and their partners. Jenny will discuss erectile function, ‘penile rehabilitation’ and how to help facilitate function post treatment, and ways to manage when this is not possible.

Graham Clouston

Graham, a company director, is a survivor of metastatic prostate cancer and past participant of our programme. He will share his journey to wellness, describing conventional and complementary treatments received and ongoing in the hope that others may benefit.

Emma Salmon

Emma Salmon is a certified PINC & STEEL Oncology Rehabilitation Physiotherapist and understands how vital cancer rehab is for recovery. She is passionate about improving cancer rehab services in the community.

Emma will discuss ways in which you can reduce the side effects of cancer treatment and improve recovery.

Ian Jones

A former All Black, Ian (or ‘The Kamo Kid’) is now an AIA Vitality ambassador, encouraging Kiwis to live healthier lives through exercise and wellbeing. He will share how his time playing rugby has shaped his current thinking and his healthy lifestyle.

Rhys Jones

Rhys is Chief Executive of Fire and Emergency NZ. He will talk about why men shouldn’t 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.

Check the schedule for dates our speakers are joining a class. If your preferred speaker is not featuring we hope to secure them again for future classes, so please check back.

You can register for more than one class, however priority will be given to those who have not yet attended a class.

More information on equipment needed and online class FAQ

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A Feel Better Live Stronger class is free for men with any type of cancer at any stage. It’s about helping men look after themselves, feel stronger and more in control during and after their cancer treatment

The class is a relaxed one and a half hour session full of practical and easy to follow tips and techniques. It covers the areas of hair, skin, body and mind.

What the Class Covers

The class is a relaxed one and a half hour session full of practical and easy to follow tips and techniques. It covers the areas of hair, skin, body and mind.

Skin, Hair, Body, Mind

  • Skin

    Cancer treatment can change your skin – make it dry, itchy, flaky or irritated. A few simple steps in the morning and at night can help you look healthier.

  • Hair

    Some cancer treatment can cause temporary hair loss. There is no way to predict this side effect with absolute certainty. However, you can be prepared.

  • Body

    During your cancer treatment plan your body is working overtime to fight cancer. There are some things you can do to help manage the impact.

  • Mind

    Right now, being strong isn’t about what you can bench press. It’s about the new marathon you are running – your cancer and treatment – and how you manage it.

Class participants will be given a pack of items to support them with tips they have learnt throughout the Feel Stronger Live Better Class back at home.


The Feel Stronger Live Better Classes are held in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Hawke’s Bay, Nelson, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Tauranga, Thames, Wellington and Whangarei.

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

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"I am not hiding my cancer, but I think it’s beneficial to look as much like you as you can so you feel more normal in yourself. It was really valuable, I would recommend other men go. I got a lot out of it."

Tim, LGFB participant

Men's FAQs

plus minus Who can attend a Feel Stronger Live Better Class?

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

plus minus How long does a Feel Stronger Live Better Class take?

Feel Stronger Live Better Classes are 1 ½ hours. See class schedule for the exact timings for your class.

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Upcoming Mens Classes

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January 2022

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

Wednesday, 26 January — 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 – Q&A – CAR T-cell therapy 13/02

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

Feel Better Online Q&A sessions will focus on well-being and are for women and men with any type of cancer at any stage. We catch up with David Downs a cancer survivor.  This chat focuses on CAR T - cell therapy and what the future in New Zealand looks like. There is opportunity for you to connect with David and ask questions.

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