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We curate and create things that help you take care of you.

We've created a wide range of resources, rooted in the conversations from our community and our own research into mental health and self-employment.


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INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL HEALTH
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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How you doing?
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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What is Leapers,
and why do we exist?
Read more about Leapers, why we exist, how we help freleancers and the self-employed.
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RECENT ARTICLES
Conversations and ideas curated from the community

2023-01-10
Series: Tangible Techniques
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.
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2023-01-09
Section: Research
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?
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2023-01-07
Matthew's View
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.
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2023-01-02
Series: Tangible Techniques
Back to work in January
Here is our guide to getting back into the swing of work during the dark January days.
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2022-12-16
Taking a festive break for freelancers
Our tips on how to wind down for the holidays, when you're self-employed.
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2022-11-29
Freelance Friendly
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.
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2022-11-22
Series: Mythbusting
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?
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2022-11-14
Freelance Friendly
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.
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2022-11-01
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.
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2022-10-11
Series: Mythbusting
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?
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2022-10-10
Guides and Support
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!
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2022-09-25
Topic: Money and Tax
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.
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2022-09-24
Topic: IR35
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.
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2022-09-21
Topic: Working Environment
(co)work from home
Might our homes become the new coworking space?
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2022-08-29
Guides and Support
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.
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Psst, there's lots more in here, going back to 2017.
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RESEARCH
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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FREELANCE FRIENDLY
Supporting organisations who want to work well with freelancers.

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