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Leapers supports the mental health of freelancers and the self-employed. We're a free and inclusive community project for anyone who works differently.

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Featured Article

Taking a break when you're self-employed.

We get unlimited holiday, right? Well, it's never as simple as that - taking time off when you're self-employed can be a challenge. We offer some tips on making it easier.

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Conversations from the community.

Based upon the insights and questions from the community - we curate and create resources that support your wellbeing

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July 17th 2021
Community updates and news
Coming home?

It's not coming home, and celebrating the journey is just as important, but sometimes, not winning at the final stage can be more upsetting than not getting even close. Read.

July 13th 2021
Members Profile
Vlad Chichisan

This month, we spoke to Vlad Chichisan, a brand new member of the community, and UI/UX Designer. Read.

July 7th 2021
Guides and Support
Sexual harassment and freelancing

No matter your employment contract, you have the right to work without harassment, abuse and discrimination. Read.

July 6th 2021
For Employers
What does it take to onboard a freelancer well?

A great onboarding can be the difference between good and great work. Make sure you're getting off to a good start when working with freelancers. Read.

July 1st 2021
Coffee Club
July 2021: Las Peñas from Blossom

This month's roast comes from Manchester roastery Blossom, and we asked them what it was like to start a new business in the middle of the pandemic. Read.

June 30th 2021
For Employers
Communicating your Culture

Organisational culture has been shaken up - and now is a good time to review and re-articulate your culture, whilst remembering it's not only your employees who experience it. Read.

June 29th 2021
Products
Introducing: good job.

A new concept from Leapers - paying freelancers to do a good job. Read.

June 22nd 2021
Community updates and news
Just...

This month's note from Matthew, our Chief Freelance Officer. 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.

Popular Content

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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