Headspace Expands Direct-to-Consumer Mental Health Coaching Services

Headspace, known for its mindfulness and mental health offerings, has unveiled a new initiative aimed at broadening its reach in the mental health space. The company is launching direct-to-consumer text-based mental health coaching, extending beyond its traditional clientele of health plans and employers. This move comes following its merger with teletherapy company Ginger in 2021, with plans to introduce clinical therapy services later in 2024. The text-based coaching service will provide individuals seeking mental health support with access to trained coaches, available for contact at any time of the day.

According to Christine Evans, president of Headspace, the shift towards direct-to-consumer services was driven by customer feedback, with over half of respondents expressing interest in mental health offerings. This expansion aims to cater to the significant portion of the population without employer-sponsored health insurance, offering a cash-pay model for those seeking mental health support. Evans highlights the company's commitment to meeting the growing demand for human-delivered mental health services, aligning with its mission to make mental wellness accessible to all.

Become a Subscriber

Please purchase a subscription to continue reading this article.

Subscribe Now

Read more