We study the relationship between mental health and self-employment, so we can all take care of ourselves and others better.
Based upon the insights and questions from the community - we curate and create resources that support your wellbeingRead all articles
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.
We look at the power of music for when you're working solo, and want to stay on task. Read.
Having more control over your work is the main reason for going freelance, so don't relinquish that control to your clients. Read.
We're four years old today. Read.
Using to-do lists to also capture things you've done helps you understand how much you're doing each week, and manage your energy and workload more effectively. Read.
Focusing on the extreme good and bad days means we often miss the okay day - and if they're the majority of days, that's a great place to be! Read.
The UK Government has announced changes in National Insurance contributions to fund social care costs. Read.
This month's coffee comes from Glasgow roastery The Good Coffee Cartel. Buy a bag of beans and support a fellow indy business. Read.
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.
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.
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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.
Our collection of resources to working well during the pandemic not just for the self-employed.
Tips and techniques to look after your mental health when freelancing and self-employed.
Conversations with freelancers about their experiences of mental health and working for themselves.
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.
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:
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.