On October 10, we're inviting all freelancers to work together, for coffee, conversation and connection.
Whilst working independently has many benefits, freelancers occasionally feel isolated and alone, which can lead to a negative impact on their mental health and in turn have an impact on their work.
Between 10am-12pm on October 10th, we're asking freelancers to sit and work with other freelancers, to spend time with others who understand the experience, to share stories, to connect, to support each other.
We want to change that - and there's a group of communities and networks doing our part to create a more supportive world for modern workers, and for this year's World Mental Health Awareness Day, we're encouraging our members to come and work together to support each others' mental health.
Just tell us where you're going to be, invite your freelancing friends, and help us raise awareness of this important issue, and consider making a donation to Mind, the Mental Health charity.
Find a location where freelancers are meeting, or simply sit somewhere and invite your freelance friends
Take a group selfie to show us you #workingwelltogether for mental health
Enjoy your coffee, conversation and connection, and follow along via Slack
And, if you'd like to hear about future events supporting freelancers mental health, leave us your email address.
We have participants in over 30 cities globally - many of which are open to anyone joining. Take a look below for a venue near you, or create your own even by simply finding a place to sit, and inviting your freelancer friends.
The Park, Teddington
A handful of West London Leapers will be in The Park, Teddington.
andco.life will be hosting an event at Sophie's Soho.
Welcoming fellow WeWork members at WeWork Aldwych.
Hosting an event at Point A, Folgate Street E1. Book to register your place.
FJ&co have invited their members to The Market, Peckham.
Bentinck Hotel, Nottingham
Join Dispace in Nottingham.
1000 Trades, Birmingham
Join Dispace in Birmingham.
Join Leapers for coffee at the Squires Garden Centre cafe.
Surrey Hills Coffee, Guildford
Join Leapers at Surrey Hills Coffee, in Jeffries Passage, Guildford.
Berkhamsted Cricket Club
Join Leapers at Berkhamsted Cricket Club, HP4 1HE.
Join Leapers at Mandrakes, 4 St Helens Rd, Ormskirk L39 4QR
Urban Garden, Bournemouth
Join Matt Desmier and crew.
Coffee #1, Plymouth
Join Leapers at Coffee #1, 25 - 27 Cornwall Street.
Join the Tribe at Portobello, Edinburgh. Register for a trial day pass.
Join the coworking group at The Lane Cafe, Galway.
Sydney Startup Hub
Sydney Leapers are invited to co-locate at The Library (Level 1) at Sydney Startup Hub.
The Thinking Hut Zuid, Amsterdam
Welcoming guests for the morning at Pilotenstraat 39A, 1059CH Amsterdam.
Heden Graça, Lisboa.
Welcoming guests for free at Tv. Pereira 35A, 1170-312 Lisboa.
Make use of the new bar space in Outside Cais do Sodre.
If you're an organisation or community who supports freelancers and the future of work - get in touch to find out how to get involved.
We're asking all employers to encourage their freelancers to find the other freelancers within your building and have coffee together, and make a suitable donation to Mind, perhaps £3 per freelancer you're currently working with. We can provide you with assets and internal comms content for sharing via social and your internal channels.
If you don't know who in your business is freelance - let us know, we can help you engage better with your freelance workforce.
Contact Matthew for Employer Assets for your social platforms, or for help with engaging with your workforce.
We'll buy the coffee too - if you're an active member* of Leapers, we'll buy you a drink.
Just make sure, on the day, you share via social where you're sat, who else you're with, and the hashtag #workwelltogether and a picture of your coworking coffee morning.
Or if you'd prefer not to claim your free coffee, pay it forward by donating to Mind.