Join ISMA

ISMAUK is the leading professional body representing a multi-disciplinary professional health and well-being membership in the UK and the Republic of Ireland and with members in several countries across the EU and the world. As a member of ISMAUK you will be recognised for your interest in promoting sound knowledge and best practice in the prevention and reduction of human stress.

Membership Overview

To complement the Accreditation Service, ISMAᵁᴷ  has restructured the membership grades to provide four categories of individual membership and one category of organisational/corporate membership.

These new arrangements came into force on 1 April 2014. There are, however, some transitional arrangements. For example, the new requirements for proof of ongoing CPD activities will not be introduced until 1 April 2015.

There will also be a transition period for training providers of at least 12 months so that they may review and amend courses as necessary. See General Notes 3 below.

Existing ISMAUK Members will automatically retain their status as a Member. Members may then make an application to progress to Associate Fellow or Fellow.

Membership Categories

ISMAᵁᴷ provides membership options for

•    Individuals
•    Businesses and organisations that actively seek to develop a culture of optimum workplace Wellbeing and Performance

There are four categories of individual membership to provide a clear progression route for members from Associate (i.e. someone with an interest in the work of ISMAᵁᴷ but who has chosen not to pursue this formally or who is a student) through to a person who has studied and practised at an Advanced level.

The one category for Corporate Membership is for businesses or organisations that adopt the ISMAUK Charter for Wellbeing and Performance, which is ISMAᵁᴷ’s key framework document and either

•    provide services to other businesses/individuals  or
•    actively promote the implementation of the Charter in the workplace.

General Notes

  • Fees are subject to annual review and run for the year from 1 April to 31 March.
    There is a one-off administration charge of £30 payable at the point of first joining ISMAᵁᴷ
  • To join as a Member, Associate Fellow and Fellow, the applicant will need to demonstrate qualifications to the appropriate level. ( i.e. Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced).  Information about the Standards for each level can be found here.
  • ISMAUK is currently writing an indicative syllabus for Foundation Level to provide guidance for both members and training providers on the required content of a Foundation Level training course. Once this is introduced, there will be a transition period of at least 12 months to allow training providers to  make any necessary amendments to their courses.

How to Apply

Please CONTACT us for more information and to obtain a Membership Application form.

Membership Categories for Individuals

1.    Associate of ISMAᵁᴷ (non-voting)

Qualifying criteria

None; open to all, including students who do not yet meet the criteria for Membership.

Benefits

  • Monthly online ISMAᵁᴷ Board Bulletin
  • Quarterly online ISMAᵁᴷ News
  • Entitled to use ISMAᵁᴷ  Associate Logo
  • Discounted rates (10%) on ISMAᵁᴷ ’s Foundation Courses – designed and delivered by ISMAᵁᴷ  members
  • Access to resources on website
  • Eligible to support an ISMAᵁᴷ Member, Associate Fellow or Fellow who is participating as a provider in National Stress Awareness Day (NSAD)

Annual Fee: £45

Note: Associates have restricted access to resources on ISMAᵁᴷ’s website.

2.    ISMAᵁᴷ Member

Qualifying criteria

A Member satisfies the criteria for a Practice Certificate, which equates to being:

  • Qualified to Foundation Level or equivalent PLUS two year’s relevant experience

Plus:

  • Proof of Insurance
  • Proof of on-going CPD (on becoming a member and for renewal purposes.  Click on this link CPD requirements for membership levels 2014 for more information about CPD)
  • Agreement to comply with ISMAᵁᴷ ’s Professional Code of Conduct and to facilitate the implementation of The Charter as it applies to your own professional practice

Benefits

  • Entitled to use MISMAᵁᴷ  designated letters and logo
  • Full voting rights
  • Entry on ISMAᵁᴷ  register of practitioners
  • Eligible to promote and sell products via the ISMAᵁᴷ  online shop (subject to approval of products)
  • Eligible to use the Accreditation Service
  • Monthly online ISMAᵁᴷ Board Bulletin
  • Quarterly online ISMAᵁᴷ News
  • Discounted rates (10%) on any of ISMAᵁᴷ  branded Courses – designed and delivered by ISMAᵁᴷ  members
  • Full access to resources on website via members’ area
  • Demonstration with clients of Professional Standard at Foundation Level with ISMAᵁᴷ’s Practice Certificate
  • 10% discount on the ISMAᵁᴷ  annual conference and other selected ISMAᵁᴷ  events    (Regional events are discounted on a discretionary basis)
  • Demonstration with clients of working within the ISMAᵁᴷ Professional Code of Conduct
  • Eligible to participate as a provider in NSAD
  • Benefit from referral business and networking opportunities

Annual Fee: £75

3.    Associate Fellow

Qualifying criteria

  • Qualified to Intermediate Level (organisational or individual) or equivalent, with three year’s relevant experience and a minimum of 12 months’ membership of ISMAᵁᴷ

Plus:

  • Proof of Insurance
  • Proof on on-going CPD (Click on this link CPD requirements for membership levels 2014 for more information about CPD)
  • Agreement to abide by ISMAᵁᴷ’s Professional Code of Conduct and to facilitate the implementation of The Charter as it applies to your own professional practice

Benefits

  • Entitled to use AFISMAᵁᴷ designated letters and logo
  • Full voting rights
  • Entry on ISMAᵁᴷ register of practitioners
  • Eligible to promote and sell products via the ISMAᵁᴷ  online shop (subject to approval of products)
  • Monthly online ISMAᵁᴷ Board Bulletin
  • Quarterly online ISMAᵁᴷ News
  • Discounted rates (10%) on any of ISMAᵁᴷ  branded Courses –designed and delivered by ISMAᵁᴷ  members
  • Full Access to resources on website via members’ area
  • Eligible to use the Accreditation Service
  • Demonstration with clients of Professional Standard at Intermediate Level via
  • ISMAᵁᴷ ’s Intermediate Practice Certificate
  • 10% discount on the ISMAᵁᴷ  annual conference and other selected ISMAᵁᴷ  events (Regional events are discounted on a discretionary basis)
  • Demonstration with clients of working to Professional Code of Conduct
  • Eligible to participate in NSAD
  • Benefit from referral business and networking opportunities

Annual Fee: £100

4.    Fellow of ISMAᵁᴷ

Qualifying criteria

  • Qualified to Advanced Level (organisational or individual) or equivalent together with ISMAᵁᴷ membership for 5 years or more

Plus:

  • Proof of Insurance
  • Proof on on-going CPD (Click on this link CPD requirements for membership levels 2014 for more information about CPD)
  • Agreement to comply with ISMAᵁᴷ’s Professional Code of Conduct and to facilitate the implementation of The Charter as it applies to your own professional practice

Benefits

  • Entitled to use FISMAᵁᴷ  designated letters and logo
  • Full voting rights
  • Entry on ISMAᵁᴷ  register of practitioners
  • Eligible to promote and sell products via the ISMAᵁᴷ  online shop (subject to approval of products)
  • Monthly online ISMAᵁᴷ Board Bulletin
  • Quarterly online ISMAᵁᴷ News
  • Discounted rates (10%) on any of ISMAᵁᴷ  branded Courses – designed and delivered by ISMAᵁᴷ  members
  • Full access to resources on website via members’ area
  • Demonstration with clients of Professional Standard at Advanced Level via ISMAᵁᴷ ’s Advanced Practice Certificate
  • 10% discount on the ISMAᵁᴷ  annual conference and other selected ISMAᵁᴷ  events  (Regional events are discounted on a discretionary basis)
  • Demonstration with clients of working to Professional Code of Conduct
  • Eligible to participate in NSAD
  • Benefit from referral business and networking opportunities

Annual Fee: £100

Notes: The Board may also award Fellow status to others who have contributed significantly to the work of ISMAᵁᴷ. These Fellows will be designated as Honorary Fellows and entitled to use the (Hon) Fellow ISMAᵁᴷ logo.

5.    Corporate Membership

Qualifying criteria

  • Any business or organisation that adopts the ISMAUK Charter
  • Annual confirmation of a commitment to professional organisational development to support the Standards set out in The Charter.

Benefits

  • Entitled to use the ISMAᵁᴷ  logo
  • Monthly online ISMAᵁᴷ Board Bulletin
  • Quarterly online ISMAᵁᴷ News
  • Discounted rates (10%) on any of ISMAᵁᴷ  branded Courses – designed and delivered by ISMAᵁᴷ  members
  • Full Access to resources on website via members’ area

It is also planned to introduce an Annual Summit meeting of Corporate members with Fellows, the ISMAᵁᴷ Board and Regional Coordinators to update on current thinking/practice/policies/initiatives in wellbeing and performance.

Fee Structure:

  • Micro (2 – 5 employees) – £150 Annual Fee
  • Small (6 – 25 employees) – £200 Annual Fee
  • Medium (26 – 250 employees) – £250 Annual Fee
  • Large (251 + employees) – £350 Annual Fee

How to Apply

Please CONTACT us for more information and to obtain a Membership Application form.

Any questions?

Please Please CONTACT us.