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Online support

We offer a range of online support to help you and your family improve your financial, metal and physical health, so you can thrive every day. Browse our range of resources below.

We're not just here to provide a helping hand when you encounter difficulties in your life. We also want to help you build your resilience to life's challenges, so you can stand on your own two feet and support yourself and your family to thrive in your own way.

Our wide range of online support and resources means there's something for everyone in our community. Whether you're looking for advice on how to make your money go further, support to help you take control of your wellbeing, or you want to learn more about neurodiverse conditions – we're confident you'll find what you're looking for.

Take a look at the online support we offer below. If you have any suggestions about how we can improve this support, please get in touch and let us know.

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"But worst of all, was the impact my situation was having on my two children. I was now reliant upon them to take care of me financially and medically. They had to put their lives on pause to tend to my own." View story Read Sarojini’s story of regaining her independence following bereavement
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"Back before the diagnosis, I knew I was struggling, but didn’t understand why. I had a conflict raging inside of me and it was tricky. I always felt I was ‘different’ in some way. Now, I feel relief. I have more compassion for myself, and feel I know myself better than I did before." View story Read Donat’s story of taking control of his studies through our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme
“It’s far better to accept you need help and reach out sooner – rather than shying away from support due to feelings of guilt and shame.” View story Read Akin’s story of trying to make ends meet after losing his income
The support Foothold has given my family has had a hugely positive impact not once, but twice. It gave Mum and Dad back their independence and dignity, and gave us peace of mind that they were safe and content in their own home. View story Read Susan’s story of taking control of her mental health after being diagnosed with PTSD
Lisa's Mum and Dad regained their independence with the help of Foothold
The support Foothold has given my family has had a hugely positive impact not once, but twice. It gave Mum and Dad back their independence and dignity, and gave us peace of mind that they were safe and content in their own home. View story Read Lisa’s story of giving her parents back their independence

“Making a meaningful and enduring difference” – your impact in 2022-23

Our CEO Jane shares her thoughts on how your support helped us make a real difference for engineers and their families around the world.

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From struggling graduate to thriving role model: my neurodiversity story

Award winning engineer Martin shares his inspirational story of overcoming challenges in a neurotypical world.

Important conversations: Let’s talk about bullying

Our recent webinar guest speaker Jonathan Wilson retired early due to a traumatic experience of workplace bullying. This is his story.