Headspace offers its mental health platform to Ericsson employees

Headspace for enterprise customers

Headspace, a mental health and stress management platform leader, is partnering up with telecommunications giant Ericsson to provide subscription services to the telco’s employees.

This was announced today by Ericsson. 

As part of its Ericsson Care health and well-being initiative, Ericsson has provided its employees with all-access subscriptions to the digital health platform, Headspace.

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All Ericsson employees can now benefit from Headspace’s top-rated guided and unguided meditation app at no cost to them, enjoying unlimited access to daily mindfulness posts, sessions on coping with stress, anxiety, and pain; stories, podcasts, and playlists for better sleep.

MajBritt Arfert, Global Head of People, Ericsson, says: “Here at Ericsson, the safety, health, and well-being of our employees is paramount. Now more than ever, it is important to look after our minds in the same way we look after our physical health. We believe that Headspace can help us support our colleagues to reduce stress, improve focus, sleep better, and experience more enjoyable, healthier days overall.”

Mental health has been in the spotlight throughout 2020, as employees have struggled to balance work and home responsibilities. The transition to WFH (Working from home) has not gone unnoticed by digital health platform providers.

Lyra Health, a mental health benefits provider, partnered up with a popular mental health app company, Calm, to offer over 1.5 million employees.

Fitbit Health Solutions, the commercial arm of Fitbit, has been busy and has signed numerous deals to offer its digital health platform to various enterprise employees.

Other large technology players such as Apple and Samsung have also started to increase hiring to broaden their health offerings to enterprise customers.

Source: Ericsson announcement

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