Spotify Wellness Week Returns in 2022

At Spotify we know that our people are our greatest asset. We strive to offer flexibility and we believe it’s not just important, but essential, to create a safe environment for our employees. That means making time for both self and professional care, as our mental health initiative, Heart & Soul warrants.  In November last […]



Reflections from Spotify’s Wellness Week

If you were trying to contact a Spotify employee anywhere in the world between November 1st – 5th, you would have found yourself on the receiving end of an OOO (Out of Office) message telling you that the Spotifier you were trying to reach was taking part in Spotify’s Wellness Week.  Wellness week was an […]


Spotify Wellness Week

In March 2020, just like the millions of businesses around the world, we closed all of Spotify’s offices overnight due to the spread of COVID-19, and asked all of our band members to work from home.  Not in our wildest dreams could we have ever imagined that the pandemic would still be going on one […]



Normalising the conversation to reduce stigma

Normalising the conversation around mental health and mental illness in order to reduce stigma is one of Heart & Soul’s strategy pillars. Depending on where you are in the world, stigma associated with mental health is highly or partially present. Stigma makes us feel shame and guilt, and leads us to believe we are weak […]


From Ambassadors to Mental health First Aiders

Since we launched Heart & Soul in 2018, we have continued to bring a diverse approach to issues and challenges that are really common in society, and in our workplace.  One of key areas of our philosophy is to normalize the conversation about mental health and mental illness. Our Heart & Soul Ambassadors have been […]



I Am My Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams

I recently bought a shirt, which says “I am my ancestors’ wildest dreams”. For many of us in the Black community, the perception of this saying is that the life, perspective of freedom, and opportunities from a professional standpoint, that we have are things that would only be a dream from our ancestors – something […]


Every day is mental health day

2020 has undoubtedly been a year unlike any other – as the coronavirus pandemic has brought unparalleled stress and forced people around the world to adjust their lifestyles and routines, there has been a strong and growing spotlight on mental health. Yesterday, at Spotify, we acknowledged World Mental Health Day. We used the occasion to […]