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Your stories

Everyone goes through challenges, but you don’t have to face those challenges alone. See what a difference it makes to have some support from your Foothold community.

You're not alone

You might feel like you’re alone – but you’re not. Your Foothold community is here for you. See how we’ve supported other members of the community through their challenges.

Mikaela’s story of getting diagnosed with ADHD

Learn how we helped Mikaela get a diagnosis for ADHD

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Stuart’s story of living with autism spectrum disorder and getting a diagnosis

Learn how we helped Stuart get a diagnosis for autism spectrum disorder

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Brian’s story of getting diagnosed with severe dyslexia

Learn how Brian was diagnosed with severe dyslexia

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Susan’s story of taking control of her mental health after being diagnosed with PTSD

Learn how we helped Susan get the therapy she needed to get her life back on track, after her mental health meant she could no longer work.

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Lisa's Mum and Dad regained their independence with the help of Foothold

Lisa’s story of giving her parents back their independence

Find out how we supported Lisa to give her parents back their dignity and freedom when they started struggling to get around their home.

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David’s story of regaining financial independence after losing his livelihood

Find out how we’ve supported David to cope financially after his business went all but bust.

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Rebeca’s story of becoming a Foothold volunteer

Read Rebeca's journey of becoming a volunteer for Foothold

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John’s story of rebuilding financial security following a breakdown

Read John’s story about how we supported him and his daughter when a severe mental breakdown threatened both their livelihoods.

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Networkers Iberia’s story of international fundraising

Find out how Rebeca’s employer, Gattaca, is encouraging its international teams to support the engineering community by raising funds for Foothold

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Michael Hargreaves, author of How Foothold’s new Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme can support you to achieve your career goals

How our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme can support students and apprentices to achieve their career goals

In this blog, we explore how we can support engineering students and apprentices through our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme.

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Laura Norton of the IET, author of: My story of improving neurodiversity awareness in engineering

My story of improving neurodiversity awareness in engineering

Laura Norton of the IET joins us to discuss why our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme is vital for the whole engineering community.

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My journey as a neurodivergent engineer

Our Trustee Wolf shares his experience of being a neurodiverse engineer with dyslexia, as well as his advice for neurodiverse students.

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