At Foothold, we know that being a student or apprentice can be a very stressful time which can take its toll on you emotionally, financially and practically.
But do you ever find yourself struggling with activities that others seem to find easy? Perhaps you often find it hard to keep up with your workload. Or maybe you're having difficulty with day-to-day tasks, such as organising yourself, or managing your time?
When you encounter difficulties like this, it can be even harder to deal with the challenges that come with your studies or training, make it through to the end of your course, and achieve your career goals.
However, it could also be a sign that you may be neurodivergent.
Unfortunately, there are many neurodivergent people studying for an apprenticeship or at university who never make it into the workforce due to a lack of support and opportunities. It is also often difficult for people who believe they are neurodiverse to access a diagnosis due to stigma, cost and extensive waiting lists, which further restricts the support available to them.