Led by the City’s Office of Safety & Wellness and in partnership with Headspace, Copper Beech Institute and the Greater Hartford Arts Council, our self-care and wellness initiative is a first of its kind public-private partnership focused on community-wide mental wellness.
Through this multi-year partnership, all Hartford residents, students, city employees, and Hartford Public Schools employees will be given free access to mindfulness and personalized meditation resources available through the Headspace app. Headspace will also partner with City leaders to, among other things:
- Conduct a needs assessment to identify available self-care resources and gaps
- Develop a playbook to help community-based organizations and city departments increase awareness and understanding about the importance of mental wellness and effective self-care practices
- Develop partnerships with local employers and health plans to help cultivate a citywide culture of mindfulness and self-care
- Measure outcomes through an impact study
In addition to the partnership with Headspace, the Copper Beech Institute, a local community-based organization, will provide self-care and mental wellness training for city employees, with a specific focus for employees from the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation, and the Hartford Public Library, so they can promote mindfulness resources and support for the Hartford residents they serve. Copper Beech will also host several mindfulness pop-ups at citywide public events to raise awareness of self-care practices.
The Greater Hartford Arts Council will support this initiative using public art in high-visibility locations to emphasize positive messages, reinforce the importance of mental wellness and self-care, and increase awareness of available resources.
Headspace is your lifelong guide to better mental health. We make mental health support accessible to everyone, no matter their background or experience. Through our flagship Headspace app, we provide mindfulness tools for everyday life, including meditations, sleep casts, mindful movement and focus exercises. Our enterprise offerings combine this experience with a human-centered model of care, with coaching, therapy, psychiatry and EAP services under one roof. Our team of experts ranges from mental health clinicians to Emmy award-winning producers and data scientists, working together as one to help millions of people around the world be healthier and more productive. To learn more, please visit headspace.com.
Visit our YouTube channel (@Headspace) to learn “how to Headspace” and sample free meditations and mindfulness exercises.
Headspace is meditation made simple.
- From waking up and exercising, to eating and sleeping, the Headspace app has 1,000+ hours of exercises to help you live your whole day mindfully.
- We provide practical mindful-based audio and video exercises, access to a diverse group of secular mindfulness teachers and authentic meditation experts in their fields, all with proven mental health benefits, backed by science.
- Headspace is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German.
What is mindfulness?
It's our ability to be present and free from distraction, fully engaged with whatever task, project, conversation is in front of us, with an open, curious and kind mind.
What is meditation?
Meditation is the training ground for mindfulness. It’s a practice to cultivate awareness and compassion, leading to a calmer, clearer, quieter mind.
We help you look after your mind — bringing benefits to you and those around you.
Mindfulness has many benefits for both mind and body. Headspace has more than 83 research collaborations, more than 50 peer-reviewed studies published, and more than 50 additional studies in progress. Headspace is committed to contributing to the body of scientific knowledge, as it is an important part of demystifying meditation and mindfulness.
Through this multi-year partnership, all Hartford residents, students, city employees, and Hartford Public Schools employees will be given free access to mindfulness and personalized meditation resources available through the Headspace app for one year.
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