Solera Launches Headspace Mental Health Offering on the Blue Shield of California Wellvolution Platform – Yahoo Finance

The New Program is Part of Existing Suite of Solera Offerings, Including Weight Management, Diabetes Prevention & Management, and Tobacco Cessation, Among Others

PHOENIX, Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Solera Health, the premier platform for connecting people seamlessly and easily to health solutions that work, announces the launch of its partner, Headspace, on the Blue Shield of California Wellvolution platform. This addition brings new services, including meditation, mindfulness, and mental training to the expansive digital health platform already available to Blue Shield members.

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Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, mental and behavioral health has risen to the forefront of chronic health issues across the world. According to the United Nations, an estimated one in four people globally will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. The CDC estimates that one in five Americans will experience mental illness in a given year and according to Mental Health America’s 2021 State of Mental Health report, the number of people looking for help with anxiety and depression has skyrocketed over the last year.

“Investments in digital health solutions are making it easier for people to access the tools and help needed to handle the stress and anxiety so many are experiencing,” said Mary Langowski, CEO, Solera. “We bring forward-leaning payers and employers the simplicity and ease of offering new, effective, lower-cost condition management solutions to members because we have curated and vetted the health solutions providers, all seamlessly integrated through our platform. We’re thrilled to power the Blue Shield of California Wellvolution platform to deliver Headspace so their members can lead a happier, healthier life.”

Today’s consumers seek health care that is accessible and meets them where they are, especially with mental and behavioral health services. Headspace, which joined Solera’s network earlier this year, is a leading mindfulness app offering over 1,000 hours of innovative mindfulness and mental wellbeing content. Solera’s expansion of Headspace to the Blue Shield Wellvolution platform will offer accessible mental wellbeing support to those looking for a solution that works for and with them.

Headspace research has demonstrated that the app’s guided meditations can reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, and increase focus, self-esteem, and resilience. The company has found:

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