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Mental Health and the Gig Economy

  • Huckletree 18 Finsbury Square London, England, EC2A 1BR United Kingdom (map)

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 at General Assembly for a discussion as we dive into the issues around mental health in the gig economy.