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Resources for the self-employed

NABS is the support organisation for the media and advertising industry – and of course these industries couldn’t thrive without the talents of freelancers and the self-employed.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with Matthew Knight from Leapers to share some helpful resources for the self-employed. Leapers supports the mental health of the self-employed, by offering tangible things to help and guide those who hire modern workers.

Join the Leapers community
“Our community is here for anyone who wants to chat and hang out, and we now have lightweight counselling support on the slack too – it’s totally free to join.

Check out the Coronavirus advice specifically designed for the self-employed
“All of our resources for freelancers in the time of Coronavirus can be found in one easy place

Read the ‘Work Well Under Covid’ ebook
“Our ebook is full of helpful information for those working from home. Watch out for the second edition which will be coming out later this week” says Matthew.

Stay up to day with this rolling article for freelancers
This article is constantly updated with things that the self-employed need to think about during Coronavirus”

Curated helpful resources all in one place:
“We are gathering curated resources we believe are good here: https://freelancefriendly.network/

Stay social
We are signposting to online socials – keep in touch with the community this way: https://www.leapers.co/resources/little-guides/coronavirus-socials

NABS Advice Line

NABS’ Advice Line is a free and confidential helpline for the advertising and media industry. Our advisors give confidential, impartial and empathetic guidance to callers who are facing all kinds of personal and professional challenges. We receive calls from people seeking help with a huge variety of problems, from emotional and mental health to financial and family issues. Essentially, we’re here to provide support with any problems that affect somebody’s ability to thrive at work.

Our Advice Line is staffed by a dedicated and first-class team, who combine heartfelt support with a wide knowledge of many areas from therapy to employment law, from debt to mental health issues, as well as having personal knowledge of our industry and its organisations, how they operate and the pressures of working within them.

The Advice Line is also the first port of call from anybody seeking financial assistance. We’re able to award Upskilling grants or Support Grants, depending on eligibility.

If you’d like some help, call us on 0800 707 6607 between 9am – 5.30pm (weekdays) or email us at [email protected] for tailored advice and guidance, whatever your level or experience. We aim to respond to all calls and emails within up to 48 hours.

To find out more about our Advice Line and how NABS can support you, head to our How We Can Help page.