Feel Better classes are FREE for anyone with any type of cancer at any stage. These 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.
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.
What our Programmes cover
The programme is focused on skin, hair, body and mind.
Skincare & Makeup classes provide step by step advice and techniques on how best to apply each product. The tips are practical and relate specifically to addressing some of the side effects due to cancer and its treatment, to help you feel like you again.
Online programmes support you whenever you need the advice. These include:
- Scarf-tying techniques
- Managing hair loss & regrowth
- Hand & nailcare
- Skincare and Makeup
- Brow focus
- Chair Yoga
- Dressing for Confidence
- Mat Pilates
- Q&A sessions
You are welcome to join us for as many classes as you wish, whenever you need us.
Face-to-face Feel Better classes are held in over 40 community centres across New Zealand. To find the nearest location to you, check our class schedule. No class in your area? Please let us know where you would like to see a class. Contact us.
We also hold classes online for those who live rurally, are unable to attend a community class, or for those who prefer the convenience of accessing from the comfort of their own homes.
Feel Better kit
For many class types you will receive a bespoke Feel Better kit filled with donated skincare, cosmetics or hair care or hand and nailcare product, to enable you to try the tips at home.
For the Skincare & Makeup class, the product is specially selected to best match your skin tone, based on the information in your registration form. The contents of each kit will vary based on availability.
Please kindly note, that we are only able to provide one kit per class type per year. If you have attended an online Skincare & Makeup class and wish to join a community class, then please bring along your kit to the class (and vice versa).
Need a refresher
Our On Demand series are a series of short videos sharing all the skincare, makeup and wigs tips and techniques covered in the community class.
You are also welcome to join an online Skincare & Makeup class if you prefer to be part of an interactive session, to remind yourself of the advice or ask questions.
Our online Brow Focus class is a popular class for those who want more in-depth advice on this key area.