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Headspace expands business offering into UK

Headspace Health has announced the expansion of its coaching and counselling services for organisations headquartered outside of the US, starting with the UK.

The provider of digital meditation and mindfulness tools will offer a single mental health solution that aims to reduce complexity, administrative burden and cost for employers.

The company plans to extend these services into additional markets throughout the year.

Russell Glass, CEO of Headspace Health, said:

“People know and love Headspace, so it creates an approachable, engaging front door for individuals who can then access higher levels of care as needs arise.

Expanding this complete capability globally today constitutes a major milestone in our journey toward transforming mental healthcare to improve the health and happiness of the world.”

In a recent UK Corporate Mental Health Benchmark Report by CCLA, 93 out of 100 companies acknowledge workplace mental health as an important business issue.

But a recent Headspace Health study revealed that one in three British workers feel that their employer isn’t doing enough to support their mental health.

Meanwhile, and over half (63 per cent) admit they missed at least one day of work over a twelve month period due to stress, anxiety or other mental health challenges.

The Headspace Health solution has an emphasis on prevention, providing employees with the ability to increase or decrease the level of support they need as individual needs change over time.

The end-to-end offering includes on-demand self-guided care, 1,000 hours of mindfulness content, 24/7 behavioural health coaching, counselling and EAP services.

Dr Dana Udall, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer of Headspace Health, said:

“Having pioneered this integrated offering in the US, we are thrilled to deliver a full suite solution to organisations internationally.

“Of the existing Headspace Health members using our stepped care model, 80 per cent have their needs fully met via coaching and content alone, with an average 4.85/5 satisfaction with our coaches and counsellors.

“Our studies show that using more cost-effective forms of care in accessible environments delivers similar levels of improvement while reserving capacity at a clinical level for those who truly need it”.



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