Top mental health tips for creative freelancers

Season 3, Episode 9,   Apr 22, 2021, 08:01 AM

Freelance Corner is the podcast for the UK's freelance community. Hosts Faye and Jess quiz experts every fortnight, with the aim of answering a question sent in by our listeners. Is there a question you would like us to answer? Email to have your question answered.

In the past year, lots of creatives have seen their work dry up, due to the coronavirus pandemic. So much so, that research by IPSE found that 1 in 3 freelancers struggled to pay their tax return in January, and over a quarter said that the tax bill had a “strong negative impact” on their finances. 

It’s more important than ever that we talk about the mental health implications of the pandemic. In this episode, we have two guests, Sarah McCaffery and Rachel Murray. Sarah is from Solas Mind, a mental health support service for freelancers who work in the creative sectors. Rachel is a writer, editor, and founder of Pivot: a newsletter that helps people pivot in a new job, career path or industry. The pivot website says it is without the “BS, hyperbole or motivational quotes.”