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1000+ engineers access new Wellbeing Hub within one year of launch

The hub, which is being funded through a collaboration between Foothold and Gattaca PLC, offers free, clinically approved resources, advice and guidance for engineers and their families, on topics such as depression, stress and anxiety, financial issues, physical health and substance abuse.

It forms part of Foothold’s expanding digital support for the engineering community, which also includes free monthly webinars, the Foothold app, and monthly blogs by engineering and wellbeing experts.

Foothold Chief Executive Officer, Jane Petit, said:

“We’re delighted that more than 1000 engineers around the world signed up to access our free Wellbeing Hub within the 12 months since it was launched. We developed the hub in response to a 40% rise in requests for mental health support in the last six months of 2020, with the aim of supporting as many people as possible within the engineering community to increase resilience to life’s challenges.

The fact that so many people have chosen to improve their wellbeing by accessing the hub shows what a valuable resource it is for ensuring they can continue to thrive, no matter what life throws at them. We’d like to once again thank Gattaca for their generous support which helped to make the hub a reality for engineers around the world.”

Matthew Wragg, Chief Executive Officer at Gattaca, commented:

“What an incredible milestone it is to have been able to help over 1000 engineers and their families through our collaboration with Foothold.

When we initially began fundraising for the Wellbeing Hub, it was in response to rising calls for mental health support during the pandemic. Now, as we begin to return to normal, the key message remains, mental health is just as important as maintaining your physical health. We are glad this vital resource will continue to benefit our community long into the future.”

For free advice and support to improve your emotional, physical and financial wellbeing, you can join the Foothold Wellbeing Hub on the Foothold website.