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The Beauty of Support

Talking hair, culture and cancer in Black women's hairdressers

We want to encourage our community to talk about cancer and ask for the free resources available from Macmillan.

About the Beauty of Support project 

Other organisations who can help

  • Black Women Rising
    Black Women Rising is a UK charity which was set up by community champion Leanne Pero. It offers vital help, information and practical advice for people of colour who have been diagnosed with cancer. Projects include coffee mornings and peer support groups, a weekly podcast, blog and pamper events. 
  • Cancer Hair Care

    The Cancer Hair Care website has videos and guidance about afro hair including hair loss during treatment, wigs and talking to children about hair loss.

    Afro Hair Guidance Cancer Hair Loss - Cancer Hair Care

  • DChanger community meet-ups
    DChanger is a small organisation in London that is committed to supporting people who are battling cancer, especially BAME, through the provision of befriending, advice, signposting and counselling service. They run workshops on various types of cancer, delivered by professionals such as Oncologists, Cancer nurses, dietician etc. They also run a monthly meetup session, providing a safe environment where members can share their experience, forge friendships and build support networks. DChanger also organise outings and get-togethers (including a Christmas outing) for members. 
    As a Christian organisation, they organise monthly prayer meetings where members are encouraged through collective prayers. 
  • Look Better, Feel Good
    Look Better, Feel Good offer online and in-person wellbeing workshops and classes about skin care, hair care, wigs and headwear, and make-up for people living with cancer.
  • Wigs for Heroes

    Wigs for Heroes is a London based charity with a mission to support people undergoing cancer treatment in the local communities in the UK. This could be in the form of a wig grant, pamper bags, cancer support workshops, events/meet ups, online support groups, coffee club socials or via helpful online resources and video tutorials.

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