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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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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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Useful for new freelancers

Just starting out? Check out these useful resources on what you need to consider when newly self-employed

Why mental health at work matters for the self-employed How you Doing? - a guide to freelancing and mental health Setting boundaries when you’re new to freelancing Freelancing and COVID - what to be aware of

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 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

Want to suggest a theme? Join the community and post a question in #askanything

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

February 26th 2021
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.
February 22nd 2021
The Leapers Little Guide to Late Payments
Our latest "Little Guide" helps you tackle the challenges of overdue invoices.
February 16th 2021
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.
February 7th 2021
Is it yesterday again?
To not feel sad, scared, overwhelmed or worried would be to deny useful emotions which help us navigate challening times.
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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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