Mental Health and The Gig Economy
24

Tuesday, 24 April

6:30 8 pm BST

Huckletree

Alphabeta Building, 14-18 Finsbury Square
London
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

Mental Health and The Gig Economy

Steph Slack Photo


Social Entrepreneur

Casey Bird Photo


Founder of The Freelance Circle & Creative Lead, Refinery29

Vix Anderton Photo


Multi-Potentialite & Founder , The Practical Balance

24

Tuesday, 24 April

6:30 8 pm BST

Huckletree

Alphabeta Building, 14-18 Finsbury Square
London
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

Many of us at some point in our careers have been persuaded towards freelancing. However most of us don’t consider the negatives that come with that freedom and flexibility.

Despite the fact that multiple studies show that flexibility is good for one's health. Many freelancers are paying the hidden cost that come with being a member of the gig economy.

Unpredictable income, reduced human contact and a huge reliance on personal branding makes self employment seem more demanding than a typical full time job. These hardships can easily take a toll on the average individual but what about those already suffering from mental health issues?

How are freelancers meant to beat the slump?

Join us for a discussion as we dive into the issues around mental health in the gig economy. Along with sharing tips and insight into how to set healthy boundaries when it comes to gig work?

Takeaways

  • Burn out & Rise of freelance
  • Mental health watch outs for freelancers

About the Panelists

Steph Slack Photo

Social Entrepreneur

Steph is all about creating spaces for people to come together, open up and talk about what's important to them. Her zone of genius is realtionship building and helping people to find and form awesome, genuine and balanced partnerships or connections.

As a social entrepreneur, Steph is on a mission to encourage conversation and connection to help create a more compassionate society. In a world where 1 in 6 people in the last week experienced a common mental health problem and 1 in 3 entrepreneurs suffer from depression, she believes in the power of conversation to create supportive communities. Steph now uses her skills and networks gained in her previous roles in corporate law firms, in a mix of communications and community investment, to do just that.

Casey Bird Photo

Founder of The Freelance Circle & Creative Lead, Refinery29

Casey is an award-winning creative and the founder of The Freelance Circle, a platform that helps improve freelance agency experiences through anonymous ratings and reviews.

She’s worked all over the world with clients large and small and is now the Creative Lead at Refinery29.

Before taking the dive into the female focused media company she was a freelance creative for 3.5 years where she freelanced for agencies in London, Paris & Amsterdam.

Her side venture, The Freelance Circle, has already gained over 200 anonymous reviews in 6 months on advertising, media, marketing, PR agencies in London and Europe. In 2018 The FC will work with agencies to improve their culture & freelance experiences based on reviews, as well as run events to help freelancers feel supported.

Vix Anderton Photo

Multi-Potentialite & Founder ,
The Practical Balance

Vix Anderton is a multi-potentialite building a portfolio career to change the lives of women and girls as individuals, in organisations, and in society.

Vix is the founder and CEO of The Practical Balance in 2018, a platform to help people cultivate balance by managing their energy in line with their natural rhythms and values, based on the core principles of self-awareness, self-worth and self-leadership. The Practical Balance will offer coaching services, a supportive community, and a variety of analogue and digital tools.

Vix is passionate about wellbeing and promoting mental health in all aspects of life, not least work. She works with individuals and organisations as a life coach and a yoga teacher to promote wellbeing. She is also an independent inclusive leadership and gender specialist with expertise in women, peace and security.

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