Headspace Health Announces Acquisition of AI-Based Mental Health and Wellness Company, Sayana

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Headspace Health, the provider of the world’s most accessible and comprehensive mental health digital platform, today announced the acquisition of Sayana, a mental health and wellness company focused on AI. Sayana will expand Headspace Health’s ability to provide personalized self-care content to its growing global membership base.

Founded in 2018 and supported by Y Combinator in 2020, Sayana has helped users around the world improve their mental well-being by helping its members become more aware of the connections between their feelings and events. The Sayana Self-Care app leverages chat sessions with an AI character named Sayana, which encourages users to track their mood as well as what’s influencing it. Sayana personalizes user experiences based on their recordings and mood tendencies, delivering high-quality content and self-care exercises rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance therapy and Engagement (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as well as breathing exercises. Additionally, the Sayana Sleep app helps members enjoy sequenced deep and restorative sleep sessions based on their mood and sleep patterns.

“Amidst a rapidly growing landscape of mental health and wellness apps, Sayana has developed a unique and engaging member experience, backed by world-class AI and machine learning algorithms,” said Russell Glass, CEO of Headspace Health. “Sayana’s technology, and especially the Sayana team, will help us significantly advance our product and content strategy as we continue to build the world’s most comprehensive mental health and wellness platform. .”

On the heels of its recent merger between Headspace and Ginger, Headspace Health is creating an integrated experience to address the full spectrum of mental health needs – from prevention to clinical care – all from an AI-powered platform and data science. Today, Ginger relies on AI to support its team of behavioral health coaches, therapists, and psychiatrists to ensure quality interactions with members, comprehensive service follow-up, and close collaboration between care providers. Headspace harnesses the power of AI to surface and recommend content to help build healthy habits. With the addition of Sayana, Headspace Health will advance its ability to personalize member experiences – to better understand, support and improve their feelings and mood.

Sayana Founder and CEO, Sergey Fayfer, will join Headspace Health and assume a product leadership role, alongside an experienced team of engineers and designers who will further advance unique and engaging experiences for company members.

“Since our inception, it has been our mission at Sayana to put personal care in everyone’s pocket,” said Sergey Fayfer, Founder and CEO of Sayana. “We are excited to bring together our technology, engineering and design expertise to help advance Headspace Health’s efforts to democratize affordable, high-quality mental health care around the world. »

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

About Headspace Health

Headspace Health is the world’s leading provider of mental health and wellness solutions. Through our flagship Headspace brand, we’ve touched the lives of over 100 million people in 190 countries with mindfulness tools to manage stress, sleep and focus. Our corporate brands, Headspace for Work and Ginger, are distributed by more than 3,500 companies, including Starbucks, Adobe, Delta Air Lines and ViacomCBS; and through health plans such as Cigna. Employees of our member and partner companies have access to tools for mindfulness and meditation, CBT, coaching, therapy and psychiatry, ultimately helping them to be healthier and more productive. To learn more about Headspace Health and our family of brands, visit www.headspacehealth.com.

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