Headspace partners with IIT and IIM to offer students unlimited access for six months

Headspace partners with IIT and IIM to offer students unlimited access for six months
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  • Meditation app Headspace is now set to offer unlimited access to its app to students enrolled in select educational institutes across India for six months.
  • Founded in 2010 by Andy Puddicombe, Headspace is one of the first meditation apps in the world.
  • Headspace launched in India this year.
The coronavirus lockdown has brought the importance of mental health to the fore again. Since March, the conversations around mental health, anxiety, and panic attacks have seen a prominent rise amidst the uncertainty that looms all around. Especially for students who have been subject to online classes during this pandemic and are missing out on social interactions.

To help students, the Meditation app Headspace is now set to offer unlimited access to its app to students enrolled in select educational institutes across India for six months. The idea behind the partnership with academic institutions like IITs and IIMs is to ensure students have access to key mental health professionals across the country and facilitate mental health conversations on campuses.

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"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. 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," said Jolawn Victor, Headspace Chief International Officer.

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Victor added that now more than ever, it is necessary to take out time for our minds and build a mindful routine to help cope with these unprecedented levels of stress.

Founded in 2010 by Andy Puddicombe, Headspace is one of the first meditation apps in the world. Its online content offerings cover everything from stress, movement, sleep, focus and more. It currently has over 65 million users in 190 countries. Devised through clinically validated research, Headspace also has one of the largest research pipelines of any digital health and wellness company.

It also operates a B2B business (Headspace for Work) through which it offers its mindfulness products and services to more than 1,100 companies, such as Starbucks, Adobe, GE, Hyatt and Unilever.

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Headspace launched in India this year. It has recently partnered with Snapchat as a part of the Snap mini-apps and will help you meditate with your friends in a closed safe space.

Note: Business Insider is a part of TimesBridge, which has invested in Headspace.
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