The results of a report, to be published by Leapers, states that “64% of freelancers state that stress, anxiety, or poor mental health has had a negative impact on their ability to work, but only 29% say that looking after their own mental health is part of their plan to build a successful business.”

In this episode, we put your mental health questions to Danielle Bridge, to help you and your freelance business.

Questions include: is it really okay to not be okay? What habits can we employ that help to create positive mental well-being? how open do you think you should be with clients about your mental health? and so much more.


Discussed During the Episode

It’s Not About The Nail (video)

Mental Health Top Tips for the lone worker (PDF)

About Danielle Bridge

Danielle is the founding Chief Executive of ABC Life Support CIC, a First Aid Training organisation, an associate instructor for MHFA England as well as the Chair of the Cambridge Mental Health Network.

Danielle has a passion for delivering First Aid courses to people in the community where she uses her lived experience to help bring individuals together to learn about how to help somebody in a physical crisis as well as learn about mental health, mental ill-health, and mental illness. In doing so she is able to help people understand their part in helping somebody at the most vulnerable time of their life and even learn the skills that could help keep somebody alive.

As well as community work, Danielle is able to use her knowledge to be able to start important conversations within the workplace so that the learning goes towards the implementation of person-centered systems that support people in the workplace.

She has delivered 100’s of sessions and spoken at a number of events across all sectors and has established herself as an expert in her field.

You can connect with Danielle at,, and at

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