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Mental Health Resources for freelancers and the self-employed

For 6+ years, Leapers was the leading support community for the mental health of freelancers and the self-employed. Whilst the project has closed, we've left the resources online should they continue to be useful. Please note: articles may be out of date.


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Why it matters

Why mental health at work matters more for freelancers.
An introduction to why you need to take care of the most important assset in your business: you.
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15 simple things to work well.
Our most popular download and guide to a handful of simple things that help you work well as a freelancer.
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Key resources on common topics

The Leapers Little Guide to Late Payments
Our hugely popular guide to dealing with Late Payments
Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
Our hugely popular guide to dealing with feelings of imposter syndrome
Working Well during Lockdown
Our hugely downloaded guide to working during COVID, but also helpful for working from home alone.
Back to work
Getting back on track after some time off can seem like really hard work - here are some of our top tips to get back into the swing of things when you're self-employed.
Very few people enjoy getting their teeth stuck into reading contracts, but they're an essential part of working well, and protecting your business. We explore why.
Dealing with Loneliness when Freelancing
Isolation and loneliness can affect freelancers, but working for yourself doesn't have to mean working by yourself. Our guide to the issue that over 70% of freelancers say they've struggled with contains useful tips to build meaningful supportive connections.
Dealing with quiet periods
Freelancing is rarely consistent in terms of workload, but when you have extended periods of time where there is less work flowing your way, what can you do about it?
Finding your community as a freelancer
Belonging to a community where you can listen and learn from others who are on similar journeys is a powerful part of your support network.
Technique: What did you learn from your last project?
Make time to capture and reflect what you've learned from each project - to build upon next time, and to observe your own progression and development.
No Solo: Virtual Coworking options for freelancers
More and more options for virtual get-togethers when you're working exist for freelancers. We've covered some of the options here.
Guide To: NWFH - where to work from when self-employed
Let's explore the many options you have available now as a modern worker for spaces and places to work.
Guide to: Sleep and self employment
Poorer sleep is affecting many of us during the pandemic - let's explore why and what you can do to improve your sleep.

Conversations and ideas curated from the community

Planning ahead for parental leave when self-employed.
If you're a freelancer, and thinking about planning a family - it might throw up a huge number of questions about whether it's even possible. We spoke to Susannah Dale of the Maternity Pledge to share some of her insights into planning for parental leave when self-employed.
Do freelancers need professional indemnity insurance?
An introduction to what professional indemnity insurance is, and why its so important for freelancers.
Feeling ill? How to deal with sick days as a freelancer
Without traditional paid sick leave, dealing with illness requires some extra effort - our top tips for getting better at being ill when freelancing.
Sector Specific: Finding freelance work within Digital Marketing
A list of resources for freelancers working in digital marketing.
Freelancing Parents and Summer - how to cope!
Are you looking forward to summer with your kids - or does it fill you with dread, if you're juggling work and parenting? We spoke to Frankie Tortora of Doing It For The Kids for her advice on coping with the school holidays.
How you doing?
Working for yourself can be challenging. So we’ve written a little guide to help you take care of you.
Theatre freelancers "undervalued, underpaid and under-appreciated"
The Freelancers Make Theatre Work 2023 survey of self-employed industry professionals paints a stark picture for much of its freelance talent.
From Freelance to Fluid Workforces
We believe that fluid workforces are the future - but starting by engaging with freelancers effectively is the first step towards enabling mobility internally.
Freelancers with Impact: Britney Beeby & Harriet Stockwell
As a duo finalist in the YunoJuno Freelancer Impact Freelancers of the Year category - we spoke to Britney Beeby & Harriet Stockwell to hear about the work they're doing both as freelancers and supporting fellow freelancers.
Client Connection
Connect us to a client who wants to be Freelance Friendly.
Freelancers with Impact: Matthew Knight
As one of the YunoJuno Freelancer Impact Freelancers of the Year finalists - we spoke to Matthew Knight to hear about the work he's doing as a freelancer, and supporting fellow freelancers.
Freelancers with Impact: Nick Kyriakides
As one of the YunoJuno Freelancer Impact Freelancers of the Year finalists - we spoke to Nick Kyriakides to hear about the work he's doing as a freelancer, and supporting fellow freelancers.
Freelance Friendly Client Connections
We work with clients who want to become more Freelance Friendly - but we need your help finding those wonderful organisations who want to support their freelancers.
It's quiet out there - a recruiters view
We spoke to Lisa and Rob, two industry recruiters who focus on freelancers, to get their view on the current quiet period, and their hopes for the rest of the year.
Down Time - dealing with extended periods of less work
Freelancing is rarely consistent in terms of workload, but when you have extended periods of time where there is less work flowing your way, what can you do about it?
Freelancers with Impact: Zara Janjua
As one of the YunoJuno Freelancer Impact Freelancers of the Year finalists - we spoke to Zara Janjua to hear about the work she's doing as a freelancer, and supporting fellow freelancers.
Freelancers with Impact: Adam Faulkner
As one of the YunoJuno Freelancer Impact Freelancers of the Year finalists - we spoke to Adam Faulkner to hear about the work he's doing as a freelancer, and supporting fellow freelancers.
Vote for us in the YunoJuno Awards
We're nominated this year for the YunoJuno Freelancer Awards.
Work Well With Leapers
Find out more about our new support product, coming soon.
How to support your freelancers during Mental Health Awareness Week
It's mental health awareness week - which is a time for all of us to reflect upon how we can better support all of the people we work with, not just our employees.
Guide to Contracts
An introduction to why contracts really matter, how they protect you, and resources for creating one.
Spring Budget 2023 - what does it mean for the self-employed?
The Spring Budget was announced on March 15, 2023 - we unpack the key announcements and what they mean for the self-employed.
Done the work? Get it accepted
Just because you've delivered the work doesn't always mean the project is over. Freelance Project Director Charlotte Kelly shares her advice on having your work accepted by the client.
Leapers Annual Report on Mental Health and Freelancing in 2022
Our annual study into the mental health of the self-employed during 2022 has been published. How are we doing, and what more can be done to support each other?
Once you go freelance, can you ever go back?
Having control over your work is about being able decide how you work, even if that means being in employment.
Back to work in January
Here is our guide to getting back into the swing of work during the dark January days.
Taking a festive break for freelancers
Our tips on how to wind down for the holidays, when you're self-employed.
Mash are Freelance Friendly
In our series talking to Freelance Friendly businesses, we spoke to Tash Menon of Mash, a freelance first global creative company delivering big work for brands.
Mythbusting: Freelancing means working fewer hours
In this series of articles, we look at some of the common myths around freelancing - the good, the bad and downright ugly, and ask - are they true, or is the reality different?
In Conversation with: Danielle Wallington
Chatting to Danielle Wallington about her community building, supporting female founders, and her own support network as a self-employed parent.
Share your voice in our annual survey
Every year we ask the self-employed: how you doing? A deep dive into the relationship between your work and your mental health - to help us better understand the challenges and hurdles we are facing.
Myth 4: You only work on projects you're passionate about
In this series of articles, we look at some of the common myths around freelancing - the good, the bad and downright ugly, and ask - are they true, or is the reality different?
Freelancers and World Mental Health Day 2022
It's World Mental Health Day, but if you're seeing all of the posts and articles about support, and feeling like its not relevant to you - Leapers is here to help!
What the IR35 rollback means for businesses who hire freelancers.
Whilst the liability might have rolled-back, the responsibility and opportunity to work more effectively with freelancers still exists for clients.
The 2022 Mini-Budget and Freelancers
We look at the key statements in September's mini-budget and highlight those which most likely have an impact on the self-employed, freelancers and small business owners.
(co)work from home
Might our homes become the new coworking space?
Mythbusting: You don't have to deal with having a boss or office politics.
In this series of articles, we look at some of the common myths around freelancing - the good, the bad and downright ugly, and ask - are they true, or is the reality different?
15 myths that probably aren't true about freelancing
In this series of articles, we look at some of the common myths around freelancing - the good, the bad and downright ugly, and ask - are they true, or is the reality different?
Mythbusting: When freelancing, you make more money and pay less tax.
In this series of articles, we look at some of the common myths around freelancing - the good, the bad and downright ugly, and ask - are they true, or is the reality different?
Mythbusting: When freelancing, you're more in control over your work.
In this series of articles, we look at some of the common myths around freelancing - the good, the bad and downright ugly, and ask - are they true, or is the reality different?
Ration your work during holidays
We can't always switch off from work entirely. Use this technique to create short bursts of focused time for work, so you can get back to resting during the longer holiday weeks.
The Great Resignation isn’t just away from employment.
Why we need to get serious about investing in and supporting freelancers.
Taking time to reflect on your week.
Active Awareness of how you're feeling at work and what's influencing that is a core principle of building a more supported and sustainable freelancing practise. We look at why all you need to get started with is 15 minutes of time.
Virtual Coworking for Freelancers
Connect and cowork with others from the comfort of your home!
Struggling to focus? Find what works for you
Don't fall for articles suggesting "THIS ONE THING ALWAYS WORKS" or the "MUST DO TECHNIQUE USED BY ALL CEOS"... Finding things that work for you takes a bit of exploration and support.
Freelance Friendly Network
Our growing list of communities who welcome and support freelancers - and could help you to feel less isolated.
Guide to: finding your community as a freelancer
Belonging to a community where you can listen and learn from others who are on similar journeys is a powerful part of your support network.
Dealing with Loneliness when Freelancing
For Mental Health Awareness Week - our newest guide tackles an issue that over 70% of freelancers face - feelings of isolation, disconnection and loneliness.
How Gravity Road supports its freelancers.
We spoke to award winning digital innovation agency Gravity Road about how and why they believe supporting freelancers really matters.
This Mental Health Awareness Week, don’t forget your freelancers
For Mental Health Awareness Week, Matthew Knight, founder of the freelancer support community Leapers, explains why we should all be doing more to support the mental health of our independent workers.
Signposting your freelancers to support
Whilst all clients and employers could do more to support their freelancers, often even the very least is missing - so Leapers is here to help.
Little Wins - a simple but powerful tool for motivation
Remembering to capture and share the little wins, the small steps not just the big milestones, is an important part of building up resilience, maintaining motivation and being more aware of the continual progress we make as independent workers.
Our Annual Report on Mental Health and Self-Employment
Every year, we ask the self-employed community about the relationship between their work and their mental health. Our report into how we felt in 2021 has been published.
Mission Statement for 2022
Every year, our Chief Freelance Officer Matthew Knight writes with his aims for the project, and how you can help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Getting ready for winter when freelancing
Our tips for preparing for the holiday season when you're self-employed.
Coffee Club: Yenni Esperanza from GWGC
A surprisingly different coffee this month from Girls Who Grind Coffee
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.
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.
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.
Happy 4th Anniversary Leapers
We're four years old today.
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.
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!
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.
Seven ways to get back into the swing of work for September
Bad news everyone - holidays are over, it's time to get back to work, but firing up the engines after some well deserved time off can be hard. Here are some tips on how to relight the fire and find some focus.
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.
Article: Have you written a Manual of Me?
Using a simple document to explain your working preferences can help you get onboard with a new project team quickly and effectively.
In Conversation With: Brooke Hurford at Workfrom
We spoke to the co-founder and COO of Workfrom on why people need more than a desk and wifi for an effective workspace, and where the future of work might be.
The "Put it Away" Box
A tangible technique for closing down your working day, and giving yourself permission to step away from things.
Tackling lockdown lethargy by looking at your diet.
Putting some thought into how your diet affects your energy and mood levels is essential for kicking that lockdown lethargy.
Tackling lockdown lethargy with routine.
Adding a little light structure to your day can help tackle decision fatigue and lockdown lethargy.
Tackling lockdown lethargy: dealing with lack of motivation
Putting things off rarely helps us get things done - so use this technique to prioritise things you're less motivated to do.
Distraction free working with Do Not Disturb mode
Get a handle on those little notifications which interrupt your focus and flow.
Tackling lockdown lethargy by doing the things we love doing
Remember to balance things you have to do with things you want to do - and schedule is those enjoyable activities, as part of your plan for tackling lethargy.
Small business owners who bank with Anna and Revolut might be frozen out of accounts.
A number of ‘e-account’ banking accounts and pre-pay platforms will be subject to activities being frozen by the FCA over payment provider “Wirecard” which powers apps including Anna and Revolut.
Are freelancers more or less likely to return to clients' offices, post-covid?
Are freelancers more likely to push back on heading on-site if clients ask? Or our members excited to get some proper face time with their team now?
Warning: instructions not clear.
Finding a line between management, autonomy and hoping for the best - supporting freelancers takes more than a clear brief.
The emotional journey of the self-employed.
Mapping the common emotional experience helps us to identify when and where we can collectively support the mental health of the self-employed.
Lockdown 2.0
As we approach a second lockdown - how is this time around different to before, and what will Leapers be doing to support you as our community members?
How keeping an Energy Diary could help you to redesign your day.
Keeping track of your energy, motivation and focus helps you to better understand your own patterns - and highlight any opportunities to redesign your working habits.
Covinter is coming - preparing for a second lockdown and looking after your mental health.
Six months of long, ongoing, persistent stress, even if its low level, even if you’re fit and well, is not healthy for anyone. Now is time to reflect again on how you are you working well from home, and make sure you’re keeping things in place to continue to look after your wellbeing.
Good mental health for all includes your freelancers
If you believe the future of work is more agile, dynamic, diverse and open to all, and than mental health at work is important to the success of your business - then make sure you include all of your team, regardless of employment contract.
Why mental health at work matters even more when you're freelancing
Now you’re working for yourself, is mental health at work still relevant, or is it just something big corporates do? Here are five reasons why mental health at work matters even more now you’re self-employed.
Dealing with meeting overload during covid
The pandemic has led to an explosion of over-communication and meeting-overload for many. How do we rethink about how meetings play an important role in our work, whilst also protecting our own energy levels during the day?
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.
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.
Working well during lingering lockdowns.
What are our recommendations for making sure you are looking after your wellbeing whilst working from home?
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.
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.
Fed up of doing work you don't want to do?
What value does each project you work on offer you beyond money?
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.
Guidance for the Self-employed during COVID
The final section of our updated Work Well during Lockdown guide focuses specifically on freelancing and self-employment.
Our Christmas Advent calendar is back.
Our Leapers Advent calendar helps you reflect upon the year - and what a year it has been.
How to take a festive break as a freelancer
Taking time off as a freelance can be challenging - here are our tips on how to break up for the holidays.
Ten Non-Excuses for Late Payments
Because someone isn't around during the holidays to process an invoice isn’t an acceptable excuse for payments being made late.
Calling on all businesses to ensure their freelancers are #paidtoday
We're calling for all businesses to pay their freelancers on time ahead of the Xmas holidays.
Leapers community founder awarded Freelancer of the Year for work on mental health.
Matthew Knight awarded Freelancer of the Year for Leapers' work supporting the mental health of the self-employed.
Why January 1st is a great time to look backward too.
Reflecting and revising plans for how to move ahead is something we should be doing constantly not just on January 1st
Coping with homeschooling (again)
Our practical suggestions for coping with homeschooling when self-employed
The Freelance Parent: Cat Hufton on tackling homeschooling and lockdown.
"As a freelancer and parent to a very energetic two year old, I’m pretty well-versed in the juggle of work and childcare, but I’ll admit that news of another lockdown was hard to bear. " explains The Freelance Parent Cat Hufton.
Experiences of a Freelance Parent - Ross Wintle
As we go into the second week of homeschooling for the UK, we asked Ross Wintle, one of our active members, to share his experiences of juggling freelancing and teaching.
Experiences of a Freelance Parent - Ann Storr
We asked Ann Storr, a brand storyteller, to share her experiences of juggling parenting and self-employed work.
Blue Monday? Make mental health a priority every day.
Making a priority of your mental health at work when self-employed is a task for every day, not just once a year or if you're feeling low.
Experiences of a freelance parent - Rhiannon James
We spoke to freelance parent Rhiannon James about her experience of juggling parenting and self-employment during covid.
64% of freelancers don't know where to turn - Leapers publishes new data on mental health and self-employment
New research from Leapers shows the challenges which the self-employed and freelancers face.
Parenting and Freelancing during COVID
COVID is challenging enough for the self-employed, but those of us who are also parents are facing a unique set of challenges. We've been collecting a range of resources and articles to support self-employed parents during lockdown.
Why late payments are a mental health issue
Why tackling late payments is an issue that improves everyone's health - financially and mentally.
Is it yesterday again?
To not feel sad, scared, overwhelmed or worried would be to deny useful emotions which help us navigate challening times.
Re-designing remote work after 12 months of lockdown.
No matter how long it might take before the restrictions are eased, we are unlikely to return to how we worked before, so we need to take time to actively look at how we're working now, and make sure it's working for us.
The Leapers Little Guide to Late Payments
Our latest "Little Guide" helps you tackle the challenges of overdue invoices.
Take a moment to focus on your own mental health at work when freelancing.
Introducing Moment - our weekly gentle nudge towards working well for the self-employed.
This one simple trick to improve your mental health will amaze you! (Hint: drink more water).
Drinking adequate water during the day can help with focus, memory and positive mental health.
A handful of suggestions for freelancers on World Book Day
A selection of books recommended by the community for anyone on their self-employment journey.
Coffee Club: August 2021 - Hard Lines
This month's Coffee Club features Hard Lines - a roaster and cafe in Wales.
Technique: Writing a Holiday Policy
Take a strategic approach to time off by writing yourself a holiday policy, a useful document outlining your minimums time off, frequency of time off, and boundaries for protecting your time off.
Technique: Where do you feel in control?
Being more aware of where and when you feel in control can give you insight into building a wellness plan for your work.
Dealing with late payments - freelance designer Sophie Riano's experience of chasing an invoice
When your payment is late, how does it feel to chase it up? We asked freelancer Sophie Riano to share her experiences.
Entrepreneurship + Parenting + Neurodivergence - in conversation with Rachelle Denton.
Rachelle Denton talks to Ann Storr about her experience of parenting, freelancing and navigating neurodivergence as part of Autism Awareness month.
Member Profile: Aaron Parker
Let's meet Aaron Parker - community host, active member of Leapers, and DevOps consultant
Guide to: Sleep and Self-Employment
Poorer sleep is affecting many of us during the pandemic - let's explore why and what you can do to improve your sleep.
Members Profile: Carly Ferguson
Let's meet Carly Ferguson - one of our active community members, and Leadership and Business coach.
Coffee Club - June 2021: Banka Washed from Old Spike
Our first edition of Coffee Club profiles Old Spike - an independent business supporting those dealing with homelessness.
HMRC want your view on changes in tax for the self-employed.
The government have launched the Timely Payment of Tax call for evidence to start a conversation about the benefits and challenges of paying tax more frequently. We asked them why.
NWFH - options other than working from home
Let's explore the many options you have available now as a modern worker for spaces and places to work.
This month's note from Matthew, our Chief Freelance Officer.
Introducing: good job.
A new concept from Leapers - paying freelancers to do a good job.
Communicating your Culture
Organisational culture has been shaken up - and now is a good time to review and re-articulate your culture, whilst remembering it's not only your employees who experience it.
Coffee Club July 2021: Las Peñas from Blossom
This month's roast comes from Manchester roastery Blossom, and we asked them what it was like to start a new business in the middle of the pandemic.
What does it take to onboard a freelancer well?
A great onboarding can be the difference between good and great work. Make sure you're getting off to a good start when working with freelancers.
Support for dealing with sexual harassment at work when self-employed
No matter your employment contract, you have the right to work without harassment, abuse and discrimination.
Member Profile: Vlad Chichisan - UI/UX Designer
This month, we spoke to Vlad Chichisan, a brand new member of the community, and UI/UX Designer.
Did you forget someone last week?
It's important to remember the mental health of everyone on your team - not just those you employ.
Tackling lethargy by getting active.
Exercise is a critical part of keeping our physical and mental health positive during lockdown.
Feeling low and slow? Consider your sleep health to tackle lethargy.
After days and days of unusual, uncertain and unsettling times, a new feeling is starting to kick in - a sort of continual tiredness, low energy, low motivation: lethargy.
1. Write article about the benefits of lists
Even if you're not a person who likes to plan, lists are an amazing tool in helping to keep on top of our mental health - and are especially valuable right now, whilst there's a lot going on (even if there's not a lot going on).
"I think you're on mute" - Ways to make video calls less stressful.
We all need to take time ask whether we’re new tools in the best possible way, so we work well together - regardless of where we’re sat.
Five reasons we're missing the commute.
Commutes create a useful boundary and regular time to use however we wish, let's create a positive commute whilst working from home.
Leapers is moving into Calm Mode.
Leapers is changing our strategy over the coming weeks, and moving into 'calm' mode.
IR35 reforms postponed until April 2021.
IR35 'off-payroll' reforms have been pushed back by twelve months, in order to better support small businesses during COVID-19.
Working from home needs more slacking and less Slack.
We all need to give ourselves a break, literally and emotionally - else we risk burning out from the very same modern working practices which promise a better way of working.
Coronavirus - Key things to consider
Regularly updated article with advice, recommendations and support for the self-employed whilst under covid-19 restrictions.
Four ways to tackle the anxiety IR35 might be creating if you're self-employed
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.
Imposter Syndrome and the self-employed
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?
It’s National Clean your Desk Day
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.
Dear Harry and Meghan
We're offering our support to the newest members of the independent working community.
6 predictions for 2020 that anyone working with freelancers need to consider.
As more people move to freelancing - what will we see happening in 2020, and what do businesses need to do to lean into the modern workforce?
Why 2020 is the year businesses need to start being more freelance friendly.
Many businesses are not actively considering how to work with freelancers in the most effective and supportive way, with freelancers often being ‘bolted on’ to teams and expected to get hit the ground running. Why does this matter?
Why every freelancer needs a cheerleader on their team.
Identify those in your network who might be your cheerleaders - those who can give you some objective positive praise, and shout about you to others
Dealing with / Dealing with parental guilt during COVID
Juggling homeschooling and self-employment during the lockdown comes with emotional challenges on top of practical ones.
When every organisation uses freelancers, who is responsible for them?
In modern work, the lines of responsibility and support are blurred — but there’s benefit in organisations taking increased responsibility, rather than less.
Coming home?
It's not coming home, and celebrating the journey is just as important, but sometimes, not winning at the final stage can be more upsetting than not getting even close.
Taking a summer break when you're a freelancer.
Taking a holiday can seem like a luxury, but here are our tips to taking time off when self-employed.
Mental Health and Freelance Journalism
Our signposting and resources guide for anyone working in journalism.
The five foundations of freelancing.
Designing how you want to work requires thinking about the foundations for being able to work, and doing good work. Not just finding the work.

Our annual study into mental health and self-employment.

Every year, we publish new data on the relationship between self-employment and mental health. This work both drives our understanding of what really matters most, and helps other organisations know where to focus their efforts.

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