Research reveals mental health concerns of freelancers and the self-employed ahead of Chancellor’s aid announcement

Chancellor Rishi Sunak set to announce freelance worker protection plan amidst Covid-19 fallout

Smart TMS research reveals startling reality of mental health concerns facing freelancers and the self-employed

  • A fifth – 20% of freelancers feel they cannot take time away from work to address mental health issues as it would be a detriment to the business
  • 15% of freelancers have had to turn to payday lenders or short-term finance solutions due to inconsistent payments BEFORE Coronavirus
  • Almost a quarter of freelancers said that they are too busy to think about their mental health, despite having consistent symptoms of anxiety/depression

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