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Useful things to support your mental health

Whether from conversations in our community, our own research and content, or signposting to useful work from others - our resources section is constantly growing to offer you tangible ways to look after your mental health when working for yourself, freelancing and self-employed.

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Freelancing and mental health

Our original guide to working well when self-employed, packed full of simple and effective techniques.

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Working from Home during lockdown

The Winter edition of our guide to tackling issues related to remote working and covid - with a particular focus on self-employment.

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Late Payments

Tackling one of the most common confidence issues of self-employment, with worksheets and techniques to help combat the experience.

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Imposter Syndrome

Tackling one of the most common confidence issues of self-employment, with worksheets and techniques to help combat the experience.

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Common Challenges

Whilst we're all unique - there are some common challenges which freelancers deal with on a regular basis, so we're constantly gathering resources to help tackle these themes.

Healthy Habits

Setting boundaries when you’re new to freelancing Sleep and self-employment Taking time off when self-employed Juggling homeschooling and work when freelancing Dealing with meeting overload during COVID 19 Making zoom calls less stressful

Emotional Needs

Dealing with parental guilt and self-employment during lockdown Dealing with lack of motivation and lethargy Anxiety and IR35 Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

Working Relationships

Dealing with late payments Dealing with disputes over fees

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Research and Findings

We conduct annual studies on the relationship between mental health and self-employment. Look at our historical and current research here.

Research Study 2020

Results from 2020 into mental health and self-employment are now publicly available.


Research Study 2019

Results from 2019 into mental health and self-employment


Recent Articles

June 11th 2021
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.
June 1st 2021
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.
May 25th 2021
Profile: Carly Ferguson
Let's meet Carly Ferguson - one of our active community members, and Leadership and Business coach.
May 16th 2021
Guide: 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.
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We publish regular articles, opinion, comment and news on the topic of mental health, freelancing, self-employment and our community - browse the archive of articles, or sign up to receive monthly updates as a member of Leapers.

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Resources for Organisations

If you hire or work with freelancers, we have a dedicated platform for you - Freelance Friendly. This community is for those organisations who want to work well with their freelancers or provide support for communities of freelancers and the self-employed.

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