Headspace - Mindfulness app

Find out what mindfulness can do for you in just 3 minutes a day.

Headspace app for NZDF members

Start your day with the Wake Up video, take mini-breaks throughout the day with 2-3 minute bite-sized content. Try the kids content with your whanau. Explore the meditation topics that best suit you. Move mindfully with the exercise videos. Focus with ambient concentration music. And at the end of the day rest and fall asleep with the sleep-casts.

NZDF currently has a special offer for Regular Force serving members and civilian members to access Headspace free of charge. Check out the useful resources below for more details.

How to use Headspace

Your NZDF workplace

Do you think your work colleagues would benefit from this and want to promote Headspace at your workplace? Email us for promotion ideas.

NZDF Headspace Research

In the NZDF, the Directorate of Psychology has researched Headspace in both Air and Navy, with promising results around wellbeing and sleep improvements.

As part of the NZDF-wide Headspace launch we are measuring how using the app impacts wellbeing. 

Complete the wellbeing check-in using the in-built questionnaire once a month (see screen-grab). All data received back from Headspace is anonymised, meaning there is no way to know an individual’s use patterns or wellbeing scores. It’s the average trend we are looking at, not individual responses. 

Consent to provide anonymous data

By using the Headspace app you consent to share anonymised wellbeing and use rate information with researchers within NZDF. Your participation is entirely voluntary (your choice). If you do agree to use Headspace, you are free to withdraw from using the app at any time, without having to give a reason. You may also withdraw information that you have provided which we will exclude from our analysis.

Thanks for helping us improve wellbeing across NZDF

If you have any queries or if you wish to know more about the research, please contact us:

NZDF Mindfulness Inbox: NZDF.Mindfulness@nzdf.mil.nz

Ethical concerns please contact: OrgResearch@nzdf.mil.nz

Privacy statement

The New Zealand Defence Force in conjunction with ‘Headspace’ through the use of this application may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Personal data including, for example, your name, e-mail address, password, and in certain instances, telephone number,
  • Data about your usage of the Products and data collected by tracking technologies as further described in section 4 of the Headspace Privacy Policy that may identify you as an individual or allow online contact with you as an individual.

The NZ Defence systems to which this app is connected to may be subject to monitoring. Personnel information regarding the use of this app may be collected for determining uptake and usage of the app.  The anonymised usage information may be shared with the software provider, in order to improve their software.

Providing some information is optional. If you choose not to enter information, you will be unable to use this app.

We keep your information safe by storing it in encrypted files and only accessed by NZDF members whose duties require them to have access to that information.

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact us at contact us at NZDF.Mindfulness@nzdf.mil.nz.

NZDF use of the Headspace app is required to comply with the certification and accreditation process IAW NZISM Chap 4.