Mental health is something that we should all be aware of, but we understand that illustration careers bring specific challenges.
While there are some great benefits to freelancing and self-employment, there are also innate challenges – sporadic and unpredictable income, irregular hours, reliance on social media to sustain business relationships and build a personal brand, and a lack of support.
At the AOI, we are not mental health professionals, but we are here to support our members, the vast majority of whom are navigating this landscape. We can help members to make sure that their terms and conditions and contracts are robust, to safeguard their legal rights and reduce exploitation across the industry.
Here, we have put together the details of places you can turn to for help if you are struggling with your mental health.