HLNY and Headspace partner to offer access to mental health app to all members


HLNY is proud to announce a partnership with Headspace, a global leader in meditation and mindfulness through its app and online content offerings.

Headspace will provide all 1700+ HLNY members 30-day membership access to their app teaching life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness. “Burnout in healthcare is nothing new. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a substantial shift in the wrong direction when it comes to mental wellbeing amongst healthcare workers. A professional association like HLNY has been essential for meeting the career needs and interests of healthcare executives in New York State, but we also need to ensure our members are supported in their emotional health and well-being too. Whether you are an executive, clinician, student, or any other type of healthcare worker, I encourage you to take a few minutes throughout the day to be mindful of your own well-being,” said Nicholas Bilas, President of Healthcare Leaders of New York.

In the midst of a pandemic, it is certainly easy for any healthcare worker to become overwhelmed. Many of us are doing more work, and oftentimes from home while trying to constantly adapt to an unusual schedule. Perhaps the most important thing to avoid burnout is making sure you take care of yourself. Research shows mindfulness meditation can positively impact many of the factors related to burnout, including stress and depression. Headspace research specifically shows a 14 percent reduction in burnout after only four sessions among health care professionals and 12 percent reduction in stress for medical students after 30 days.

More than 1,300 companies offer Headspace to their employees as a health benefit including Starbucks, Adobe, GE, Hyatt, and Unilever.

About Headspace
Headspace was created with one mission in mind: to improve the health and happiness of the world. Reaching more than 65 million users in 190 countries, Headspace was one of the first meditation apps in the world and remains a leader in mindfulness and mental training. Headspace is committed to advancing the field of mindfulness through clinically-validated research, having one of the largest research pipelines of any digital health and wellness company. Headspace operates a B2B business (Headspace for Work) to offer its mindfulness products and services to more than 1,300 companies, such as Starbucks, Adobe, GE, Hyatt, and Unilever, to help them build healthier, more productive cultures and higher-performing organizations. Headspace partners with many of the world’s most recognizable brands, including Apple, Amazon, and more. In 2018, Headspace launched Headspace Health, a digital health subsidiary pioneering new ways to incorporate the Headspace mindfulness experience into digital medicine. Headspace has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, Apple’s Best of 2018, Samsung’s Best of 2019 and one of CB Insights’ top digital health companies, along with being selected for five Webby Awards in health and fitness between 2018 and 2019. For more information please visit us at www.headspace.com, or follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

About HLNY
HLNY is the local, New York Metropolitan, chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives. We support high ethical standards and conduct, and promote the mission of ACHE. Through HLNY, ACHE members have access to local professional development and networking events, mentoring, and career services which include a jobs data bank and resume support.

Our mission is to advance healthcare leadership and management excellence through professional enrichment and continuing education of our members.

If you are an active ACHE/HLNY member, please email info@hlny.org for your code.