Look Good Feel Better
About Look Good Feel Better
Independent national cancer support charity Look Good Feel Better provides a unique service to women, men and young adults undergoing treatment for any type of cancer right across the UK.
Established in the UK for 25 years, the charity was created to help combat the impact on appearance that can be experienced during cancer treatment. The support is provided through workshops, online video tutorials and advice booklets to meet the varying needs of those with cancer.
The workshops are led by trained volunteers including skincare and make-up artists and local barbers or groomers for men’s groups. The sessions provide advice on issues relating to skincare, shaving and make-up which often include colour correction, dry skin and loss of eyebrows and eyelashes. These are common concerns when going through treatment for both men and women. The advice given is practical and demonstrated using products donated by the charity’s corporate partners and teaches the skills and tips to counteract these concerns.
In addition to the practical support and learning, the group sessions provide a relaxed, fun and safe environment for shared experiences which can be beneficial as those undergoing treatment can find it easier to talk to others in a similar situation.
"Look Good Feel Better is not just about make-up, it’s not about vanity - it's about control and giving you the strength to fight this horrible disease."
The ‘look good feel better’ effect
Whilst the charity helps people to look good, the real benefit is in how looking good can make beneficiaries of the service feel. The support the charity provides has been shown to have a transformational impact on levels of confidence and self-esteem. In some cases this has been so profound as to be life changing, and this increased confidence had remained for 96% of beneficiaries asked in a survey three months later.
“The workshop made such a difference, to me and my family. I was living in self-imposed isolation and I have now regained my life!”
Look Good Feel Better workshops run across the UK in over 140 locations and support more than 20,000 people each year across their services.
If you would like to find the nearest venue or just find out more, please visit the charities web site
How you can help
As an independent charity Look Good Feel Better relies entirely on the generosity of corporate and individual supporters. It costs £50 to fund a place at a workshop.
To donate via the charities just giving site, please click here.
Alternatively text FEELBETTER followed by the amount of your donation to 70085
For example FEELBETTER20 will send a donation of £20.
If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, please get in touch
Additional beneficiary citations
‘I’ve not worn make-up for years but since attending the session I put the on make-up every morning. I feel so confident in my appearance that I have stopped wearing a wig or scarf. What a massive difference your session has made, I feel so much better, like I have found myself again.’
"Going to a workshop was a real eye-opener for me. It was just fantastic to see what a difference it made to get professional guidance - not only to how I looked, but genuinely to how I felt as well! My family noticed the positive difference it made to my confidence, so it was an enormous help to all of them as well, to see me looking and feeling so much better.”
“With two young children, I don’t really have much time for myself, but the workshop showed me some simple make-up tricks that are so easy and yet make such a difference. Going through cancer treatment really saps your confidence and you feel so low, but thanks to Look Good Feel Better, I know that I really do look a whole lot better. It gave me the confidence to complete my training and get a job as a Teacher.”
“I was reluctant to attend as I thought it wouldn’t be relevant to me, but my wife booked me on! I was surprised that I learnt so much at the session. The advice was relevant, practical and very professionally delivered. My skin had suffered a lot since the chemo and so had my confidence. The psychological impact of cancer is largely unaddressed but trying to stay strong for everyone was emotionally draining. After the session I felt like the man I used to be, all men should go!”