Starbucks provides mental health app to employees


‘Eliminating the mental health stigma is about more than just starting the conversation’

Starbucks is now providing Canadian employees with a free subscription to the meditation app Headspace.

The tool offers guided meditations, informative videos, articles and animations on topics such as sleep, focus and anxiety to help users “live a happier, healthier life, more restful life.”

The announcement came after the coffee chain brought together 12,000 store leaders for a session on mental well-being and emotional first aid last fall.

“Since then, our partners have started sharing dialogue, feedback and ideas regarding mental health and wellbeing in our company’s ‘Mental Health Matters’ online forum, with nearly 5,000 partners contributing,” it says.

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