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Coping with feelings

We all face tough times at some point and when we do, it’s important to have the right support.

Problems don't happen in isolation

We all want to feel in control of our lives don’t we?

Whether it’s having a rewarding job with a sufficient salary, forming positive relationships with the people around us, or being in good physical health – feeling like we’re in control of things is an essential part of living a happy, healthy life.

But sometimes, we can’t always control everything that happens. You might experience a change in your circumstances which leaves you with less money than you need to get by. You might go through a relationship breakdown, or the death of someone you’re close to. Or you may end up suffering an accident or injury which alters your life in some way.

And when we encounter challenges like this, it can be easy for us to lose control over our mental health too. You might start experiencing feelings of anxiety, worry, or low mood. These are perfectly normal responses to challenging experiences. But when these feelings start to spiral, they can start to affect other areas of our life, such as our work or relationships – which can make it even harder to get back in control.

Support to help you get back in control

At Foothold we know problems don’t exist in isolation, and that problems with our mental health are often caused by challenges in other areas of our lives. So if you’re struggling emotionally and you believe this might be because you need financial, legal, wellbeing, or neurodiversity support, find out more about how we can help you with these issues on our ‘Support we offer’ page.

But we also know that sometimes, mental health challenges can be the problem. So whether you’ve been dealing with difficult emotions every day for a while, or they’ve come about as a result of a recent challenge in your life – we can help you get back in control.

We can provide funding for up to 10 counselling sessions* with a qualified therapist so you can talk through any issues you might be facing right now. Find out if you’re eligible for a counselling grant here.

Online, on-demand wellbeing support

We also have a range of online support to help you stay in control of your mental health. From our dedicated Wellbeing Hub giving you 24/7 access to expert resources, tools and advice, to monthly webinars on common mental health issues and coping with emotions – you’ll find information and guidance to help you, whenever you need it.

Support from your community

It might be the last thing you feel like you want to do, but opening up and talking with others about our mental health worries is one of the best ways to start getting back in control. And your Foothold community is here to support you. Whether it’s a one-off conversation to brighten your mood, or a more regular dialogue to help you work through the challenges – we can put you in touch with someone like you who will listen to your problems without judgement. Get in touch with us today.

Urgent support

Sometimes, mental health challenges can’t wait. If you or someone you know needs urgent support with your mental health, there are organisations that can provide immediate support. Reach out to Mind or the Samaritans if you need to talk to someone right now.

Support information available to you

Mental health support

  • Counselling grants
  • Community support

Wellbeing support

  • Wellbeing Hub
  • Monthly webinars
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