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At Foothold, we want to be transparent and open with our community. That's why our team regularly share their experiences, thoughts and updates to keep you informed.

How do I talk to my friends and family about planning for my future?

In her blog, CEO Foothold Jane Petit talks about the strategies you can use to begin conversations about your future plans when you're no longer here

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How to protect your loved ones with the right future planning

David Reekie talks about how you can get started with the basics of estate planning to protect your family

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What is social anxiety and how can I manage its symptoms?

In her blog, Dr Evgenia Stefanopoulou writes about social anxiety and the strategies you can use to manage the symptoms.

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How to get your finances back on track with debt advice

Jenny Simpson from leading debt charity StepChange gives advice on how to get your finances back on track.

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IET and Foothold working together to support engineers

IET President Professor Danielle George talks about how the IET and Foothold can work together to improve the lives of engineers and their families.

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Why sleep is so important and how you can sleep better

Dr Neil Stanley talks about why sleep is so important, gives tips on how we can sleep better, and advice on sleep support for engineers.

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Parenting children with autism – one family’s story

On this year’s World Autism Awareness Day, Charlotte Smeed and her husband Marc share their family’s experiences of parenting children with autism.

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Covid-19 and its impact on our mental wellbeing

Anxiety UK's Niamh Shepherd writes about the impact COVID-19 pandemic has had on people's mental health and gives tips on looking after your mind.

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Inclusivity in engineering on International Women’s Day

On this year’s International Women’s Day, Foothold Trustee Kate Sugden writes about seeking the input of those facing different challenges.

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The importance of self-esteem

Self-esteem is an important part of our identity as human beings. But what does it really mean, and how can we improve it if we need to?

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Your stories

sharon becoming a carer
The way we have dealt with the last 12 months is with a positive attitude, laughter and not being afraid to ask for help. Sharon Monelle View story
Alan overcoming illness
The financial support has alleviated so many problems for us. I can’t express how much it helped - it’s enabled us to live a life. Alan Monelle View story