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Staff wellbeing

Staff wellbeing has been at the heart of many changes at Foothold over the last few months. This is what our 'new normal' looks like.

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Wellbeing at work – supporting employees

79% of employees say that coronavirus has negatively impacted their mental health. We look at how employers can better support their employees.

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Benevolent fund support during coronavirus

We're looking at the role charities play in supporting people during coronavirus, and what we can do to maximise that support.

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The Foothold app is here!

We're excited to announce the launch of Foothold app, giving you up-to-date legal and money advice

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Mental health awareness week – being kind

Being kind is important to mental health - find out how you can practise kindness while working from home in our latest news update.

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Supporting our community’s career goals

We're looking at the ways Foothold career support can help you secure that role you've been wishing for.

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Mental health support during the coronavirus pandemic

We're making sure our community of engineers and their families get the mental health support they need.

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Financial support for engineering community during the coronavirus crisis

We're supporting our community of IET members and their families affected by coronavirus. Here's how.

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Launching sleep support in partnership with Sleepstation

It's time to wake up and start taking sleep seriously. We're launching our new partnership with Sleepstation on World Sleep Day.

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New annual report and our impact

July 2018 - June 2019 saw a lot of changes for our organisation. Here are some of the key take-aways from our latest annual report.

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The way we have dealt with the last 12 months is with a positive attitude, laughter and not being afraid to ask for help. The financial help Foothold gave us meant less worry over bills and the girls didn’t have to miss out on things. Sharon Monelle View story