During the beauty workshop, the young people are pampered from head to toe by professional nail technicians, beauty therapists, make-up artists, massage therapists and reflexologists. Cancer treatment can often cause skin irritation, dryness and sensitivity and professionals on the day will help the young people to care for their skin and recommend which products to use and avoid. They will be provided with skincare and beauty products and get the chance to meet other in a similar situation.
Teens Unite is the only UK charity to provide ongoing support to 13-24 year olds with cancer, from the moment they are diagnosed through to post-remission. We run regular workshops and activities that are tailored to suit the capabilities, needs and interests of the young people we support. We prevent isolation and loneliness by bringing young people together with others in similar situations to build peer support networks, confidence and self-esteem.
Without Teens Unite workshops and activities, many of the young people we support simply would not have the opportunity to meet others their age who have been diagnosed with cancer. They can spend valuable time with others who have experienced hair loss, scarring, sickness and other side effects of cancer. The workshops offer a welcome escape from a daily routine of hospital check-ups, doctors' appointments and provides them with the opportunity to have an enjoyable social life.
The aims of the Beauty Workshop are: - To boost well-being and quality of life - To improve self-esteem - To reduce feelings of anxiety, isolation and depression, particularly those related to body image - To improve social and peer support between young people - To encourage young people to feel confident about their body image - To provide an enjoyable experience outside of daily routine.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).