"It was a definite confidence booster."

Community Classes Postponed

Free Feel Better Classes are currently postponed until Alert Level One or the Green Traffic Light signal. 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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COMMUNITY CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY POSTPONED

We are still here to support you with Online and On Demand programmes. Please visit our Online Classes page to book an online Feel Better class 

Feel Better community classes are FREE for women with any type of cancer at any stage. They are held in over 40 community centres nationwide. 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.

What the Class Covers

The 2½ hr class is focused on skincare & makeup, where you will receive step by step advice and techniques by our trained facilitator 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.

Trained volunteers will guide and support you to try the techniques during the class.

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.

You are welcome to bring along a female friend or family member to support you and to share this fun and relaxing time with you.

Where Are Our Classes

Community classes a held nationwide in 40+ locations across New Zealand.

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"It felt really empowering. It made me feel not alone."

Tash, LGFB participant

Community Class 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.

Upcoming Womens Classes

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Class Schedule › Women

November 2021

Online – Hand and Nailcare 30/11

Tuesday, 30 November — 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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.

RegisterFind out more »

December 2021

Online – Skincare & Makeup 01/12

Wednesday, 1 December — 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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.

RegisterFind out more »

Online – Skincare & Makeup 04/12

Saturday, 4 December — 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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.

RegisterFind out more »

Online – Brow Focus 07/12

Tuesday, 7 December — 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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.

RegisterFind out more »

Online – Skincare & Makeup 07/12

Tuesday, 7 December — 12:30 pm - 1:30 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.

RegisterFind out more »

Online – Hand and Nailcare 08/12

Wednesday, 8 December — 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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.

RegisterFind out more »

Online – Wigs & Headwear 11/12

Saturday, 11 December — 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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.

RegisterFind out more »

Online – Brow Focus 13/12

Monday, 13 December — 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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.

RegisterFind out more »

Online – Hand and Nailcare 14/12

Tuesday, 14 December — 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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.

RegisterFind out more »

Online – Skincare & Makeup 15/12

Wednesday, 15 December — 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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.

RegisterFind out more »

Online – Skincare & Makeup 16/12

Thursday, 16 December — 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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.

RegisterFind out more »

Online – Skincare & Makeup 18/12

Saturday, 18 December — 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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.

RegisterFind out more »
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