We're the team for people without a team.

Leapers supports the mental health of freelancers and the self-employed

Our mission is to make modern work more supportive and sustainable for modern workers.

We are a a community of support, offering tangible things to help, and guide those who hire modern workers.

We are Leapers.

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Learn more about Leapers.

We are a community
of support for the self-employed.

The beating heart of Leapers is our core community on Slack.

Established over two years ago, we’ve welcomed over 1600 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.

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..


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A guide to mental health
for the self-employed.

We’ve recently published our first ebook, a set of techniques to help look after yourself, when working for yourself.

Grab a copy for free.


or view all our resources.

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Conversations with
modern workers
on mental health

We're talking to our members, asking about their experiences of freelancing, self-employment, and working well.

Listen here or nominate a guest.

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Why 2020 is the year businesses need to be freelance friendly

Read our latest article on freelance culture, mental health and better working well with the self-employed.


or check out all of our recent articles


Our research report into
mental health and freelancers.

We asked over 500 freelancers about their work, their mental health, and the relationship between the two.

Find out how we feel.

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And more simple, useful, practical and tangible things to help.

It's not all talk. If we’ve found something brilliant, we share it. If there’s something missing, we create it.

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Helping the hirers.

Helping businesses do better work 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.

For Employers.

Our Partners & Friends

We also partner with 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.

Work well with us.

of Support.

Sign up to our active community on Slack, or register for our monthly newsletter.

Join us.


If we’ve found something brilliant, we share it. If there’s something missing, we create it.

Find help.

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We work with organisations to improve the experience both freelancers and the businesses hiring them.

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Have we helped you?

We’re a non-funded community - our members simply support each other, but there are ways you can help to give back.

1. Invite others - awareness of mental health and self-employment is critical. Tell someone you know about us.

2. Join a project - we need volunteers to get involved. Sign up to support our projects.

3. Become a partner - we love to work alongside people with similar goals, find out how.

4. Become a patron - we are not funded in anyway, so patronage is welcomed.

5. Become a Freelance Friendly Business - if you're an organisation who works with freelancers, join our programme to improve things.

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