Headspace is to provide free subscriptions to all NHS workers in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Through its meditation and mindfulness app, Headspace aims to reduce stress, increase resilience, and reduce burnout.

All subscribers will get free access to 1,200 hours of meditation and mindfulness content until 31 December 2020.  

The programme coincides with the roll-out of NHS chief people officer, Prerana Issar’s, People Plan, which is a long-term initiative designed to support those in the NHS, signaling mental health as a significant area of focus.

Headspace has also unlocked a free 'Weathering the storm' collection in-app, a free selection of meditation, sleep and other experiences designed to support users during the Covid-19 outbreak.  

NHS employees can get their free subscription to Headspace Plus from today by visiting headspace.com/nhs and enrol using their NHS email.

Rich Pierson, co-founder and chief executive of Headspace, commented: "This is an extraordinary moment in time as we face an unprecedented global health crisis. Covid-19 has put our health professionals at the NHS under enormous pressure and they are undoubtedly experiencing mounting stress and anxiety as the situation rapidly evolves. As a Brit myself, I know first-hand the incredible work our NHS does, which is why the Headspace team is working to do all we can to support those on the front lines.”