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neurodiversity support for engineers

Support for engineers

If you are or believe yourself to be neurodivergent and you’re experiencing challenges in your career or home life, we can offer a range of support to help you get things back on track.

A helping hand for all areas of life

Whilst being neurodivergent can bring many strengths and unique qualities that help open new opportunities, we know that it can also create many challenges and have a knock-on effect on other areas in your life.

You might be struggling to perform or progress at work and may be worrying about losing your job. Perhaps you’re having difficulty finding employment and are struggling financially. Or it might be putting more strain on your mental health, and you need support to get to a better place emotionally.

Whatever difficulties you’re experiencing right now, your foothold is here. If you're eligible for our support, we can offer a holistic and tailored approach to helping you work through your difficulties. We also have a limited amount of funding to help engineers access fast tracked assessment and diagnosis for neurodivergent conditions, so that you can thrive in every aspect of your life.

Support we offer

Find out all the different ways we can support you below:

Financial support

If you’re struggling to make ends meet and provide for yourself or your family, we may offer tailored support grants to help you ease the pressure and take back control of your situation.

Counselling support

When you’re experiencing challenges in life, it’s easy to feel like you have to face them alone. We may offer counselling and therapy grants to help you talk things through.

Care and disability support

If you or someone in your family has care needs, adjustments could be made to make life easier. Our care and disability grants can be used for home adaptions, as well as equipment and technology. 

Sleep support

If you are experiencing challenges in your personal or professional life, it can have a major impact on the quality of your sleep. Find out how we might be able to help you get a better night’s sleep here.

Online support

We also have a wide range of digital support to help you enhance your wellbeing, including our monthly free webinars, the Foothold app, and our free Wellbeing Hub. Find out more here.

"I still feel very angry and let down sometimes that I wasn’t diagnosed sooner. I have no doubt that being able to access support earlier would have made a big difference in my life."

Read Brian's story of how he was eventually diagnosed with dyslexia, but wished the signs had been spotted earlier – so he could have accessed support to make his work life easier, sooner.


Get in touch with us today

We know that when you’re struggling emotionally, practically and financially, often the hardest step to take is reaching out and asking for support. But everyone experiences challenges in life, and it’s important to remember that you are not alone – after all, there are thousands of neurodiverse engineers just like you around the world, many of whom may be in a similar situation.

Our support is here to help you live better and thrive – no matter your circumstances. So, if you’re ready to get in touch with us, we’re ready to listen to your needs and offer whatever support we can.

Find out more about neurodiversity

If you are or believe you may be neurodivergent, we have a range of useful resources to help you learn more about what it means for you, and things you can do to help you thrive as a neurodivergent person.


You are not alone. Hear from people across the engineering community on how they’ve managed their neurodiversity journey, and what being a neurodivergent engineer means to them.


Read Brian's story of how he got a diagnosis for dyslexia - but wishes the signs had been spotted sooner.

Stuart Redgard DWH Branded

Read Stuart's story of his experiences with Autism – and how his diagnosis helped him understand himself better.

Mikaela Sanchez Branded

Learn how we helped Mikaela get a diagnosis for ADHD so that she could pass her placement with confidence.