Predicting the future is tough in work technology. But a merger between on-demand mental health platform Ginger and meditation and mindfulness app Headspace doesn’t seem to come too far out of left field. The combined valuation of $3 billion to form the new Headspace Health? That might be more of a surprise.
As mental well-being has entered our collective zeitgeist, it’s clear people and organizations need practical answers to the associated challenges. The cracks in the foundation of our mental health system have been laid bare. While we still need comprehensive and equitable mental and behavioral health services in line with what we get for physical health, the combination of Ginger and Headspace offers an intriguing opportunity to do something innovative.