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 Leapers.
Learn more about Leapers.
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..
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.
We're talking to our members, asking about their experiences of freelancing, self-employment, and working well.
Listen here or nominate a guest.Listen.
Whenever possible, we wrap up the conversations from our community in to useful articles and guides. Here are some of our thoughts.
IR35 is causing stress and anxiety for many self-employed and freelancers in the UK - here are some of our thoughts on how to better manage those concerns. Read.
A feeling of self-doubt of your skills regardless of evidence to the contrary, affects 70% of people, including the many of the self-employed. What is it and what can you do about it? Read.
You might not have a desk, but today could be a great day to think about some small business housecleaning techniques which may help manage your stress levels as a member of the modern workforce. Read.
We're offering our support to the newest members of the independent working community. Read.
There's plenty more where these come from. See all of our articles.
We asked over 500 freelancers about their work, their mental health, and the relationship between the two.
Find out how we feel.Learn.
It's not all talk. If we’ve found something brilliant, we share it. If there’s something missing, we create it.
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.
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.
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.