Royal Trinity Hospice's inaugural Feel Good Day went off with a bang, as 15 patients and carers were treated to a pamper session in partnership with My Makeover.

Patients and carers took part in make-overs, haircuts, manicures, and complementary therapies including massage, reiki and reflexology. Afterwards, they were treated to some tea and cake.

The feedback received was very positive, with patients remarking how it helped boost their self-esteem, "It was great trying new things, especially when we need a boost of extra confidence". Others praised the support it offered to their carers, "I hadn’t realised how much I needed this – Thank You! It was great for my husband and son too."

My Makeover is the charity arm of My Management, a boutique agency owned by renowened make-up artist Lee Pycroft which offers photography, make up & hair, styling and production. Lee has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years, working with celebrities such as Anne Hathaway, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss and Naomi Watts. Through My Makeover,  Lee offers complimentary makeover sessions to women who are facing challenging circumstances, using make-up as a tool for boosting self-esteem and aiding healing.

The event formed part of Trinity's new Macmillan Wellbeing Project, a programme of activities run through Trinity's Outpatients service which aims to help patients and their carers to feel better and meet others in a similar situation. Other activities being run as part of the programme include Coffee Morning, Relaxation Groups and a Living Well Group. A dementia group, choir and yoga group are planned for early 2015.

If you would like to find out more information about the Macmillan Wellbeing Project, please email: [email protected].