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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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We study the relationship between mental health and self-employment, so we can all take care of ourselves and others better.

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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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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.

October 3rd 2021
Guides and Support
Do you have a cook's or chef's mindset?

Having more control over your work is the main reason for going freelance, so don't relinquish that control to your clients. Read.

September 19th 2021
Community updates and news
Happy 4th Anniversary Leapers

We're four years old today. Read.

September 16th 2021
Guides and Support
To-Done Lists

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.

September 15th 2021
Guides and Support
Focus on the macro not the micro - to see how you're doing

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.

September 7th 2021
Community updates and news
Tax hikes set to affect self-employed from April 2022

The UK Government has announced changes in National Insurance contributions to fund social care costs. Read.

September 1st 2021
Coffee Club
Coffee Club: September 2021 - The Good Coffee Cartel

This month's coffee comes from Glasgow roastery The Good Coffee Cartel. Buy a bag of beans and support a fellow indy business. Read.

August 29th 2021
Brainfood
#brainfood - Digest for August 2021

What have our members been reading this month? The digest of content posted in #brainfood during August is now live. 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.

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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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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.

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