Episode 10

Published on:

5th Aug 2020

Mental health and well being

In this episode we discuss how to look after your mental health and well being whilst working as a freelance journalist. We talk candidly to Jenny Stallard of newsletter and podcast Freelance Feels and gaming journalist Jake Tucker.

Jenny opens up about working through periods of low self-esteem and Jake talks us through his struggles with Asperger syndrome, depression and anxiety. We also discuss strategies for motivation and how being freelance can be a huge advantage when it comes to managing our mental load.

The Guests:

Jenny Stallard @JStallard_Media


Jake Tucker @_JakeTucker


Freelance Feels podcast https://www.freelancefeels.com/podcast

No.1 Freelance Media Women https://www.facebook.com/groups/No1FreelanceMediaWomen

Freelancing for Journalists https://www.facebook.com/groups/2526455974236281

Society of Freelance Journalists https://freelancesoc.org/

Freelance Heroes https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelanceheroes

Doing It For The Kids https://www.facebook.com/groups/DIFTK

A Few Good Hacks https://www.facebook.com/groups/213675832507619

Mind mental health support https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/

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About the Podcast

Freelancing for Journalists
Lifting the lid on freelance life. Experienced freelance journalists Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson guide you through everything you need to know about working for yourself. From where to get work, to how to get paid and everything in between.

Each episode features two guests who have made freelancing a success. From film reviewers, to travel writers to bitcoin experts and current affairs broadcasters.

Packed with trade secrets, top tips and amusing anecdotes this is an unmissable How To guide for anyone interested in freelance journalism life.

Edited by Richard Wilson.

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