The overall mission of Headspace is to improve the health and happiness of the world.
Unfortunately, if we don't have a healthy business there is no way we can fulfill this mission. Headspace, like many businesses, has a significant amount of running costs in order for us to produce the web services, apps and many other products that we offer. We employ people in the US and the UK and they include animators, illustrators, project managers, finance controllers, customer experience representatives, a full internal engineering team as well as marketing and community managers to make sure the message gets to the right people. This doesn't include all the 3rd party suppliers that help us create all the content. We employ over 180 people and we have produced over 1000s hours of audio and video content for the Headspace Journey. Not to mention all the scientists that we work with to help us prove the validity of our products. All of these people have families, mortgages, rent and food to buy in order to live a healthy and happy life. We feel very proud that we can play a part in helping them live the life that allows them to be healthy and happy.
To help us fulfill our mission of improving the health and happiness of the world, for every Headspace subscription purchased, our Get Some/Give Some initiative donates one to someone in need through our charitable partners. So, whenever you’re getting some Headspace, you can be confident that you’re also giving some headspace to a person who wouldn’t normally be able to afford or have access to it.
We feel very comfortable with the fact that we charge for our product so we can continue to run a sustainable operation and we feel even more confident of our products' value.