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Look Good Feel Better Ireland has put smiles on the faces of over 10,000 Irish women receiving cancer treatment

*Our workshops are closed for 2022. Please check here mid-January to book a workshop for 2023*

An Irish charity using the power of make-up to change lives

Look Good Feel Better provide free skincare and make-up workshops to women receiving cancer treatment delivered by professional beauty therapists and make-up artists.

 

Finding out you have cancer can be daunting and life-changing. The added stress of the appearance related side effects of treatment can be demoralising and very hard to cope with.

 

This can have a serious effect on self-esteem and confidence, at a time when a positive attitude is very important. ​Cancer can rob a woman of her energy and strength, but with the support of Look Good Feel Better it need not take away her self-confidence. ​

If you would like to attend a remote confidence building workshop and learn tips and techniques in the supportive atmosphere of a group you will be able to sign up in January 2023.

Equality policy:  Our services are accessible on the basis of need rather than on geographical location or ability to pay and are available to any woman receiving cancer treatment.

Free skincare and make-up workshops - what participants say

The 2018/2019 Global Participant Survey collected data from more than 26,000 program participants served by Look Good Feel Better in 16 countries across five continents. This research shows:

  • 92% of respondents reported feeling very/somewhat confident in their appearance following their LGFB workshop experience, compared to 50% before attending a workshop – a 42% increase.

  • 95% of respondents appreciated what they learned, and 96% found value in the program to improve self-image.

  • 97% of respondents found support through the LGFB experience.

  • 98% of respondents would recommend Look Good Feel Better to other women with cancer.

  • 10,000 women have been supported by Look Good Feel Better in Ireland

  • 200 hardworking volunteers support Look Good Feel Better Ireland deliverimg skincare and make up workshops

Our vision

That the Look Good Feel Better programme be an integral part of cancer care in Ireland supporting people with cancer.

Our mission

To help improve the well-being and confidence of people undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. We do this by providing free Look Good Feel Better workshops and advice, to help manage the visible side-effects caused by cancer and its treatment.

"After the Look Good Feel Better workshop I felt like I looked normal, I didn’t look sick, and that’s all you want under the circumstances. I felt like a million dollars after the workshop! Now my make-up is constantly admired as I know what I’m doing when applying cosmetics...My children loved seeing their mammy looking herself and happy. It brought some cheer into the house, knowing I was feeling fantastic rather than feeling miserable”

Sheila, Workshop Participant , Cork

"Volunteering for the Look Good Feel Better Programme, was one of the most worthwhile and fulfilling things that I have done in my life. Being able to make a patient's life that little bit easier and happy, was such a joy. On a personal level it also helped to put my problems in perspective and make me realise how lucky I was to be healthy and happy. I would definitely recommend volunteering to any beauty professional”

Emma O'Farrell, Volunteer Beauty Advisor