Waverley Private Hospital has relaunched the Look Good Feel Better program for patients experiencing side effects from cancer treatment, after the initiative was temporarily paused due to the pandemic.
Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is a free national community service program which is run by the Cancer Patients Foundation. Volunteers teach attendees how to manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by their treatment - helping them to face their cancer with confidence.
Waverley Private Chief Executive Officer Maree Mendola said the LGFB program had been operating at the hospital since 2019 but had to cease during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are so pleased to be able to offer our patients face to face workshops again here at Waverley Private and it’s been wonderful to see the Look Good Feel Better volunteers back on site teaching their program,” Ms Mendola said.
“The Look Good Feel Better program is such an important service and has helped more than 150,000 men, women and teens since it began in Australia 30 years ago.”
The LGFB volunteers discuss common side effects of cancer treatment such as skin dryness and sun sensitivity as well as make up tips to help correct and conceal redness, sallowness, pigmentation and dark circles. They also teach techniques for drawing on eyebrows and offer advice on headwear, such as scarves and wigs.
“We’re very grateful to have the LGFB volunteers back at Waverley because they also form such a good support network for our patients going through cancer treatment,” Ms Mendola said.
For more information on the Look Good Feel Better program at Waverley Private Hospital head to: https://www.waverleyprivate.com.au/Our-Services/Cancer-Care/Treatments