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Finding your community as a freelancer

Belonging to a community where you can listen and learn from others who are on similar journeys is a powerful part of your support network

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On modern work, freelancing and mental health.

Whenever possible, we wrap up the conversations from our community in to useful articles and guides. Here are some of our thoughts.

November 29th 2022
Freelance Friendly
Mash are Freelance Friendly

In our series talking to Freelance Friendly businesses, we spoke to Tash Menon of Mash, a freelance first global creative company delivering big work for brands. Read.

November 22nd 2022
Series: Mythbusting
Mythbusting: Freelancing means working fewer hours

In this series of articles, we look at some of the common myths around freelancing - the good, the bad and downright ugly, and ask - are they true, or is the reality different? Read.

November 14th 2022
Freelance Friendly
In Conversation with: Danielle Wallington

Chatting to Danielle Wallington about her community building, supporting female founders, and her own support network as a self-employed parent. Read.

November 1st 2022
Share your voice in our annual survey

Every year we ask the self-employed: how you doing? A deep dive into the relationship between your work and your mental health - to help us better understand the challenges and hurdles we are facing. Read.

October 11th 2022
Series: Mythbusting
Myth 4: You only work on projects you're passionate about

In this series of articles, we look at some of the common myths around freelancing - the good, the bad and downright ugly, and ask - are they true, or is the reality different? Read.

October 10th 2022
Guides and Support
Freelancers and World Mental Health Day 2022

It's World Mental Health Day, but if you're seeing all of the posts and articles about support, and feeling like its not relevant to you - Leapers is here to help! Read.

September 25th 2022
Topic: Money and Tax
The 2022 Mini-Budget and Freelancers

We look at the key statements in September's mini-budget and highlight those which most likely have an impact on the self-employed, freelancers and small business owners. Read.

September 24th 2022
Topic: IR35
What the IR35 rollback means for businesses who hire freelancers.

Whilst the liability might have rolled-back, the responsibility and opportunity to work more effectively with freelancers still exists for clients. Read.

September 21st 2022
Topic: Working Environment
(co)work from home

Might our homes become the new coworking space? Read.

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5m people in the UK are self-employed. Who is looking after their wellbeing at work?

Working for yourself can be rewarding, but it comes with a unique set of challenges.

We’re here to remind and encourage and support freelancers, the self-employed and small business owners to invest in the most important part of your business. You.

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Supporting the mental health of freelancers and the self-employed.

We’re a community of support for the self-employed.

It’s free to join, non-judgemental, open and supportive - just what you need when you're either starting out as a freelancer, or established but fed up of working on your own.

Established in 2017, we’ve welcomed over 3500 members from across 22 timezones.

Discover our #askanything channel, #littlewins for celebrating, #worktogether for finding others to sit with, #brainfood for inspiration, #workwell for healthy habits and #theweeklyquestion to provoke debate.

Or sign up to receive monthly digests of activity from the community via email, if being an active online member isn’t the right thing for you.

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We create and curate tangible things that can help.

We distill conversations from our community plus insight from our friends, into useful guides, content and tools which help you navigate the experience of working for yourself.

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Working well from home under COVID19

Our collection of resources to working well during the pandemic not just for the self-employed.

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How you doing? Freelancing and Mental Health

Tips and techniques to look after your mental health when freelancing and self-employed.

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Podcast: No more watercooler.

Conversations with freelancers about their experiences of mental health and working for themselves.

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And we help businesses work well with freelancers.

We work with anyone who is creating better experiences for the self-employed, or wants to.

Access the resources available for your network of freelancers, offer membership to your community, enroll in our Freelance Friendly Businesses programme, or get bespoke support through our friends at y+x.

Get in touch to see how we can help you support the self-employed.

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How you can support the mental health of the self-employed.

Our aim is more supportive and sustainable work for modern workers. Read about our history and mission.

In the past three years, we’ve supported over 50,000 people - but that’s only 0.1% of the UK’s self-employed. To help us do more, we welcome support from individuals and organisations aligned with our goals.

You can support our work in three ways:

1. Tell people about us
2. Become a patron
3. Work with us

Partners & Friends

We also partner with other communities and organisations who have aligned goals, or want to better support the self-employed: you can access our content, work with us to develop programmes and communities, access our network of insight or provide your products to our community - work with us.

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