Beginning April 1, Lehigh’s benefits eligible faculty and staff have free access to the mindfulness and meditation app Headspace for Work. The team in Student Affairs has received very positive feedback since students were provided Headspace earlier in the semester and we believe our employee community will also benefit from this tool.
About Headspace for Work
Headspace for Work is an app-based mental health and wellness product proven in studies to cut stress, and to help people sleep, focus, and show up to work as their best selves.
Employees will have free access to hundreds of meditation, mindfulness, productivity, and sleep exercises in four languages (English, Spanish, French and German) on the app. Exercises range in duration so they can fit into any schedule.
The Headspace app has a 5-star App Store rating and more than 50 million users worldwide.Organizations using Headspace for Work include the American Medical Association, Virgin America Airlines, Nike, GE, Adobe, and Starbucks. The NBA also partners with Headspace and the app has a fan in Portland Trail Blazers Shooting Guard C.J. McCollum’13.
Expanding Access to Staff and Faculty
As you know, Lehigh has been operating under significant financial constraints during the pandemic, and our employee wellness programs are no exception. We want to assure you that we are able to make Headspace available for employees by using unexpended wellness credits from Capital BlueCross which will result in this purchase having no impact on the university’s budget.
It’s easy to register - just follow this link to create your account, then download the app in the App Store or Google Play. Log in and get started.
We’ll be sharing tips and features of the app via email, social media and The Spot as the year progresses.