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Supporting the mental health of the self-employed: Leapers is a free and inclusive community project for anyone who works differently.

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Looking after yourself in lockdown
Don't forget the basics

Don't forget the absolute basics of working well from home during lockdown, as we enter a new phase of restrictions.

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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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November 20th 2020
Time to reset the numbers on your fuel-tank.

It's time to accept that for a while, we’re all going to be running slower and shorter, rather than dipping into that reserve tank. Read.

November 16th 2020
Fed up of doing work you don't want to do?

What value does each project you work on offer you beyond money? Read.

November 14th 2020
Do you celebrate the day you first went independent?

Celebrating your Leaperversary - the day you went independent - is a great way to reflect on your business successes. Read.

November 6th 2020
Our spoons are getting smaller.

Leapers Founder Matthew Knight shares his experience of depleted energy and why mental health cannot be an afterthought, but a life-long investment in ourselves. Read.

November 4th 2020
Working well during lingering lockdowns.

What are our recommendations for making sure you are looking after your wellbeing whilst working from home? Read.

October 27th 2020
Eight reasons not to chase an overdue invoice.

We give ourselves excuses to avoid dealing with conflict, but we must tackle late payments head-on, and not accept responsibility for the bad behaviours of others. 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.

Leapers 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.

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How you doing?

Our popular downloadable guide to looking after yourself during lockdown - useful for anyone, not just the self-employed.

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No more watercooler.

Our popular downloadable guide to looking after yourself during lockdown - useful for anyone, not just the self-employed.

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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.