Headspace Targets College Students With Uwill Partnership

Digital mental health app Headspace is expanding its reach to college students through a new partnership, its latest in a series of collaborations with specialty providers and tech organizations. Headspace partnered with Uwill, a digital mental health platform that specifically caters to colleges and universities. The deal made Uwill Headspace’s exclusive partner in higher education. […]

Headspace Expands D2C Services with Chat-Based Mental Health Coaching

Headspace is broadening its reach by offering its mental health coaching services, previously exclusive to its business-to-business segment, directly to individual consumers. Several digital health companies started in the direct-to-consumer space and have since focused their efforts on their B2B business. Now, Headspace is expanding in the opposite direction, taking its B2B coaching product and […]

3 Trends Shaping the Behavioral Health Workforce

Staffing challenges plagued the behavioral health workforce in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the employment environment might be improving for operators. In 2023, 53% of behavioral health insiders said that staff was the biggest challenge in the industry, which dropped to 42% in 2024, according to a Behavioral Health Business survey. Several tailwinds […]

Headspace CEO Russell Glass Announces Resignation

The leader of the behavioral health giant Headspace announced his plans for resignation.  Russell Glass, Headspace’s CEO, took to LinkedIn to announce his departure, which he called “bittersweet.” “As I reflected on the successful integration and everything we’ve achieved over the past few years, I believe now is a natural time for me to step […]

Mental Health Executive Forecast: New Business Models, AI and Value-Based Care to Define Industry in 2024

The mental health industry is pivoting after the market’s rapid expansion related to COVID-era telehealth and increased demand for behavioral health services. Mental health providers are now seeking new methods of care, including AI-enabled tools, to improve existing mental health treatment frameworks, industry insiders told Behavioral Health Business. Mental health companies are also seeking new […]

Psych Hub Names New CEO; Talkspace Appoints CMO

Psych Hub appoints new CEO Psych Hub, a Nashville, Tennessee-based mental health education startup, has appointed Scott Healy as its new CEO.  Healy previously helped build Care.com, an online marketplace for child care, senior care and other family care services. Most recently, he was the general manager of health care ventures at Ascend Learning, a […]

Employers Becoming ‘Allergic’ to Per Member Per Month Contracting with Behavioral Health Companies

Over the last few years, an increasing number of digital mental health point solutions have been knocking on the doors of employers and employee assistance programs (EAPs), searching for potentially lucrative contracts. But as employers become more sophisticated and their use of behavioral health point solutions more commonplace, the contracting game appears to have changed. […]

Behavioral Health Startups Foresight, Headspace, SonderMind, Eleanor Lay Off Staff

Additional reporting by Chris Larson A slew of behavioral health startups have laid off employees. These startups, many of which have raised tens of millions of dollars in the last year, include Foresight Mental Health, Headspace Health, SonderMind and Eleanor Health. This comes as venture-backed organizations on the whole continue to scale back in the […]

A Year After $3B Mega Merger, Headspace and Ginger Roll Out ‘Unified’ Behavioral Health Offering

Headspace Health is rolling out a unified enterprise mental health and well-being offering to members. The rollout comes roughly a year after the digital mental health companies Headspace and Ginger completed their $3 billion merger.  With the new initiative, users will be able to tap into Ginger’s on-demand coaching, therapy and psychiatric services. The offering […]