Rhonda Sanderson holds the mirror for her friend Lesley Emmerson during a Look Good...Feel Better workshop.
Looking good, feeling better
Yarra Ranges Health in Lilydale is offering free Look Good...Feel Better workshops to local women undergoing, or about to have, treatment for cancer.
The program, established in 1990, helps women manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
Trained volunteers run the two-hour workshops, which include a makeover, tips and a pack of beauty products for patients to take home.
While many cancer patients would agree appearance is usually the least of their worries, one participant said the program reminded her of the impact a ‘bit of lippy’ could have on one’s self-esteem.
‘If you have visitors and you’re not feeling too good, it can really give you a lot of confidence,’ said Rhonda Sanderson, who took part in the program at Box Hill Hospital last year.
Her friend, Lesley Emmerson, who she met at the workshop, said the best part of the program was the interaction with other cancer patients.
’I think we all get a real boost from the people who are doing well and staying positive.’
Two more workshops will be held—on July 28 and October 27.
• For more information visit www.lgfb.org.au.