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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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Ten questions to ask before you take the leap into freelancing

January is a time of year where many decide to leave work and pursue their own business. We've listed ten questions you'll find useful to explore the answer to before starting day one.

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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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December 30th 2021
Community updates and news
Mission Statement for 2022

Every year, our Chief Freelance Officer Matthew Knight writes with his aims for the project, and how you can help. Read.

December 15th 2021
Guides and Support
What's your end of year report?

Taking some time to reflect upon your year is an important tool to see your successes, and build plans for the future. Read.

December 7th 2021
Topic: Money and Tax
Merry Giftmas

Did you know there are a couple of tax exemptions you can make use of around the holiday period? Our friends at Maslins pointed us to some xmas treats. Read.

December 3rd 2021
Community updates and news
Pay your freelancers before Xmas

Be one of the good elves - and pay your freelancers' invoices before the holiday break, so we can all take some well deserved rest this year. Read.

December 1st 2021
Series: Tangible Techniques
It's the Leapers Advent 2021!

It's the time of year when our Advent Calendar opens its doors with exercises and advice to help you reflect upon 2021. Read.

November 17th 2021
Guides and Support
Getting ready for winter when freelancing

Our tips for preparing for the holiday season when you're self-employed. Read.

November 1st 2021
Coffee Club
Coffee Club: Yenni Esperanza from GWGC

A surprisingly different coffee this month from Girls Who Grind Coffee Read.

October 10th 2021
Section: Research
Take part in the Leapers Annual Study

For the third year, we need your input again - and the survey is now open for anyone in self-employment. Take part to share your experiences. Read.

October 6th 2021
Series: Tangible Techniques
lofi beats and the power of music when freelancing

We look at the power of music for when you're working solo, and want to stay on task. 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.

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 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:

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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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