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This has, by all accounts, been a banner year for Headspace.

Demand for the mindfulness and meditation app has skyrocketed since the Covid-19 pandemic and its ripple effects began taking a brutal toll on mental health. Downloads have jumped dramatically in recent months, and Headspace has been flooded with requests from companies looking to buoy their staffs’ well-being while they work from home.


The company has seen a 500% increase in partnership requests since mid-March. More than 1,100 companies — including Starbucks, Adobe, and GE — are now enrolled in the Headspace for Work program. (Boston Globe Media Partners, which owns STAT, is part of Headspace’s workplace program.) Investors, too, have taken note — Headspace clinched $140 million in new funding in the first half of 2020.

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