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.
Now you’re working for yourself, is mental health at work still relevant, or is it just something big corporates do to offset treating their people badly? Here are five reasons why mental health at work matters even more now you’re self-employed. Read.
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. Read.
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. Read.
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. 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.