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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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Looking after yourself during Lockdown

Our guide to working well during the pandemic, rewritten for the ongoing state of lockdown and new challenges we're all facing.

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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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April 16th 2021
Profile: Community Host - Aaron Parker.

Let's meet Aaron Parker - community host, active member of Leapers, and DevOps consultant Read.

April 8th 2021
Entrepreneurship + Parenting + Neurodivergence - in conversation with Rachelle Denton.

Rachelle Denton talks us about her experience of parenting, freelancing and navigating neurodivergence as part of Autism Awareness month. Read.

March 31st 2021
What did you learn from your last project?

Make time to capture and reflect what you've learned from each project - to build upon next time, and to observe your own progression and development. Read.

March 22nd 2021
Dealing with late payments - freelance designer Sophie Riano's experience of chasing an invoice

When your payment is late, how does it feel to chase it up? We asked freelancer Sophie Riano to share her experiences. Read.

March 11th 2021
Where do you feel in control?

Being more aware of where and when you feel in control can give you insight into building a wellness plan for your work. Read.

March 5th 2021
Do you have a holiday policy in place?

Take a strategic approach to time off with a holiday policy. Read.

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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