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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.

Dealing with late payments Taking time off when self-employed Juggling homeschooling and work when freelancing Dealing with lack of motivation and lethargy Dealing with meeting overload during COVID 19 Anxiety and IR35 Dealing with Imposter Syndrome Dealing with disputes over fees Making zoom calls less stressful Setting boundaries when you’re new to freelancing

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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 currently under review.

Research Study 2019

Results from 2019 into mental health and self-employment


Recent Articles

January 18th 2021
Blue Monday? Make mental health a priority every day.
Making a priority of your mental health at work when self-employed is a task for every day, not just once a year or if you're feeling low.
January 15th 2021
Experiences of a Freelance Parent - Ann Storr
We asked Ann Storr, a brand storyteller, to share her experiences of juggling parenting and self-employed work.
January 13th 2021
Experiences of a Freelance Parent - Ross Wintle
As we go into the second week of homeschooling for the UK, we asked Ross Wintle, one of our active members, to share his experiences of juggling freelancing and teaching.
January 11th 2021
The Freelance Parent: Cat Hufton on tackling homeschooling and lockdown.
"As a freelancer and parent to a very energetic two year old, I’m pretty well-versed in the juggle of work and childcare, but I’ll admit that news of another lockdown was hard to bear. " explains The Freelance Parent Cat Hufton.
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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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