LifeWorks acquires Netherlands-based mental health and wellbeing provider Ascender

LifeWorks, a provider of digital and in-person total wellbeing solutions, has announced the acquisition of Ascender, a psychological services provider in the field of employee health and wellbeing.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Ascender’s highly experienced team of 38 employees and approximately 40 freelancers will join LifeWorks and continue to operate out of its 25 locations across the Netherlands, with existing clients seeing their services continue uninterrupted.

Philip Mullen, managing director, United Kingdom and Europe at LifeWorks said: “Throughout the pandemic we have witnessed a huge appetite amongst multinationals and local companies to support the total wellbeing of employees that are now spread across the world. The acquisition of Ascender will not only strengthen our presence in this region, but in addition, given Ascender offers a full suite of clinical expertise and research, our hope is that the company’s insight on psychological wellbeing can further enhance our customer offering on a global level.”

Moniek Vossenaar, managing director, Ascender said: “Joining LifeWorks represents an important step for Ascender’s growth, the services we provide and the opportunities for our employees. The companies have a shared goal to improve the total wellbeing of our clients’ employees, and shared values of long-term relationships, treating others the way we want to be treated, and being innovative and entrepreneurial. We’re positive this acquisition will be beneficial to both companies and all parties involved.”