Headspace, a global leader in meditation and mindfulness announced providing 6-months unlimited access to its app for students enrolled in select educational institutes across India. Following similar efforts in the US and the UK, Headspace provides free access to its 1200+ hours of meditation and mindfulness content to students enrolled across select IITs and IIMs.
This partnership marks the beginning of a broader effort by Headspace to engage with Indian members across various communities and provide easy access to mental health care. This will be augmented by outreach to key mental health professionals across the country to facilitate mental health conversations on campuses.
With the student community facing a unique set of challenges at the moment, Headspaces’s content library of mindful living techniques will help students manage their feelings and emotions and kick-start peer to peer conversations about mental health. Several studies have shown that students reported substantial increase in the emotions of anger, irritability, loneliness and boredom because of Covid restrictions.
Jolawn Victor, Headspace Chief International Officer, said, “We know how unique and particularly challenging this year is for student communities around the world and we are committed to support them by continuing to expand our Student Plan internationally. Building on a previous fruitful visit in India this March, we are excited to make Headspace Plus available to Indian students enrolled in select IITs and IIMs.”
“It is today more important than ever to take time for our minds and build a mindful routine to help cope with these unprecedented levels of stress. We stand ready to help students in India and around the world have easy access to meditation and mindfulness content to manage anxiety, improve their focus and resilience and ultimately be happier and healthier,” Victor said.
Headspace is a leading/major player in the meditation category that is committed to advancing the field of mindfulness and meditation through clinically-validated research. It was one of the first meditation apps in the world, created 10 years ago, and remains a leader in mindfulness and mental training through its app and online content offerings that cover everything from stress, movement, sleep, focus and more.
Headspace provides unique tools and resources rooted in authentic expertise dating back 3,000+ years and backed by scientific research.