Headspace is offering a free one-year subscription for UK workers now on furlough or unemployed

Ciara McGinley
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From Good Housekeeping

The coronavirus pandemic has left many UK workers on furlough, facing job uncertainty or unemployed.

With this in mind, meditation app Headspace has announced it's offering all UK workers on furlough or now unemployed a free one-year subscription to the app.

Headspace believes that meditation and mindfulness are crucial for looking after your mental wellbeing, and hopes that access to the app will help those faced with anxiety from job loss manage the sudden change in their lives.

As well as having access to the Headspace app, users will also be able to access a new tailored section on the platform called "Living Through Unemployment". The collection is full of resources that will help support stress and anxiety, including sessions on "Adapting to Sudden Change" and "Finding Purpose".

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Speaking about the offer, co-founder of Headspace Andy Puddicombe said: "Since the very beginning of the COVID pandemic, we've been committed to providing Headspace to everyone most in need. We know how devastating unemployment can be, and the stress, anxiety, and health concerns that it can lead to. Obviously, mindfulness cannot change the circumstances of the pandemic, but it can help to provide essential tools for managing stress at this difficult time."

All unemployed or furloughed people in the UK can now register for a free Headspace Plus subscription by visiting the website.

Validated users will be able to access the Headspace platform, which includes thousands of hours of mediation content for everything from meditation for better sleep to meditation to do with your kids. Users will also be able to access the Living with Unemployment platform once their membership has been validated.

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You can visit the Headspace website to register now.

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