The EMH John Cheverton Centre (JCC), located on the Earl Mountbatten Hospice site, has started hosting a new monthly ‘Look Good, Feel Better’ (LGFB) Masterclass in partnership with the charity ‘Look Good Feel Better’, which formed in the UK 20 years ago specifically to help women combat the visible side-effects of cancer treatment.
The two hour LGFB Masterclass involves volunteer beauty and hair professionals who take those attending the session through a specially designed 12-step skincare and make-up regime and give advice on wig care if required. The sessions aim to help improve the wellbeing and confidence of people with any life-limiting condition and/or their carer and is specially geared towards those undergoing cancer treatments.
The sessions, which are both fun and informative, help to improve self-image and appearance whilst giving those who attend the opportunity to meet other people in a similar situation. All those who attend the sessions go home with a goody bag of beauty products and a ‘Look Good, Feel Better’ book.
The Complementary Therapies team at the Centre has joined up with the IW College and Level Hairdressers of Ryde to deliver these sessions at the JCC and all have under gone training by the LGFB team.
Jillian Stanbridge, Complementary Therapies Coordinator at the JCC says:
“The LGFB Makeup Master class is an opportunity for those with a life-limiting illness to come and enjoy being pampered and learn some new techniques to feel and look fabulous. A husband of one of the ladies who attended recently commented on how good it was to have his ‘old wife back’”.
The make-up Masterclasses are held at the EMH John Cheverton Centre once a month, on the second Tuesday of the month, from 15:00 – 17:00 and are free of charge.
If you, or someone you know with a life-limiting illness, would like to attend or would like further information, please contact the Centre on 01983 535320.