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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.

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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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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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