Leapers supports the mental health of freelancers and the self-employed
Our mission is to make modern work more supportive and sustainable for modern workers.
We are Leapers.
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Our study aims to better understand the challenges of self-employment, freelancing and running your own business, in order to build better awareness and support for independent workers and your wellbeing, and help challenge industry and government to do better.
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Established over two years ago, we’ve welcomed over 1600 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.
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..
With the rise of COVID-19, more people are being encouraged to work from home or forced to under quarantine. We've pulled together a number of useful suggestions for anyone working remotely under stressful situations.
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We’ve recently published our first ebook, a set of techniques to help look after yourself, when working for yourself.
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Whenever possible, we wrap up the conversations from our community in to useful articles and guides. Here are some of our thoughts.
Mapping the common emotional experience helps us to identify when and where we can collectively support the mental health of the self-employed. Read.
Finding a line between management, autonomy and hoping for the best - supporting freelancers takes more than a clear brief. Read.
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? Read.
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. Read.
There's plenty more where these come from. See all of our articles.
It's not all talk. If we’ve found something brilliant, we share it. If there’s something missing, we create it.
Helping businesses do better work 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.
We also partner with 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.
We’re a non-funded community - our members simply support each other, but there are ways you can help to give back.
1. Invite others - awareness of mental health and self-employment is critical. Tell someone you know about us.
2. Become a partner - we love to work alongside people with similar goals, find out how.
3. Become a patron - we are not funded in anyway, so a monthly donation is welcomed.
4. Become a Freelance Friendly Business - if you're an organisation who works with freelancers, join our programme to improve things.