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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.

michaels mental health story

Michael’s story of his mental health journey

Find out how we supported Michael when he began to struggle with his mental health and needed urgent treatment to get his life back on track.

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richard living with disability story

Richard’s story of living with a disability

Find out how we supported Richard after a life-changing accident meant he had to learn to live with a disability.

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louise coronavirus pandemic story

Louise’s story of financial support in the coronavirus pandemic

Find out how we supported Louise and her partner during the coronavirus pandemic.

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redundancy amir's story

Amir’s story of coping with redundancy during coronavirus

Find out how we supported Amir after he faced redundancy and his income dropped, as a result of coronavirus restrictions in the UK.

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linda mental health story

Linda’s story of supporting her daughter’s mental health

Find out how we supported Linda and her fifteen year-old daughter through a mental health crisis.

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annika financial struggle

Annika’s story of overcoming financial struggle

Find out how we supported Annika when she was having financial problems due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Simon’s story of support during the coronavirus pandemic

Find out how we supported Simon and his family when their income disappeared overnight during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Molly’s story of getting counselling support

Find out how we supported Molly with counselling after a separation from her partner.

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sharon becoming a carer

Sharon’s story of becoming a carer for her family

Find out how we supported Sharon and her family when she cared for her husband after a cancer diagnosis. 

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How to protect your loved ones with the right future planning

David Reekie talks about how you can get started with the basics of estate planning to protect your family

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How do I talk to my friends and family about planning for my future?

In her blog, CEO Foothold Jane Petit talks about the strategies you can use to begin conversations about your future plans when you're no longer here

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What is social anxiety and how can I manage its symptoms?

In her blog, Dr Evgenia Stefanopoulou writes about social anxiety and the strategies you can use to manage the symptoms.

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