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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.

Student volunteering at Foothold

Beverley talks about reasons to volunteer and the volunteering opportunities we offer to students.

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Time to talk: why reaching out is the best first step

On this year's Time To Talk Day, our support team caseworker Jonas talks about the importance of reaching out and the difference it can make.

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Gentle January – a rejection of resolutions

Li-Anne talks about why ditching New Year's resolutions can be good for you in the long run

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We’re away from the office…

Even when our team is away from their desks and e-mails, we want our community to know we are still there for them.

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You’re not alone

On her birthday, Li-Anne reflects on the challenges of 2020 and the important role a community like ours can play in your life.

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A calmer, happier December with our Support Hub

Many of us find it hard to cope with the extra pressures this time of year. In this blog, Eranta talks about the support that's available.

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A life in two halves – living with a disability

On this year's Day of People With Disabilities, we're hearing from Richard Farrar - an electronic engineer who had a life-changing accident.

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Foothold’s carer stories – Sue’s 18 years supporting an engineer

On this year's Carers Rights Day, Sue Mack writes about her experience of being a full-time carer and the difference our support can make.

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The importance of kindness

Andy Thornton, a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, talks about what it means to be kind and how we can practice kindness every day.

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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