About Charity Membership

Charity membership is open to any charity that complies with the ISMAUK Charter.

By joining ISMAUK you can actively demonstrate your charity’s positive commitment to reducing work-related stress, depression or anxiety


About Charity Membership

Charity membership does not confer any professional qualification and has non-voting status. It enjoys the same benefits as corporate members.

You and colleagues may be eligible to join individually as Associate Members and have the option of joining as Professional Members if the ISMAUK Membership Guidelines are fulfilled. These membership categories receive the appropriate membership benefits, certificates and logos for individual use.

Joining Criteria

1.Any charity that agrees to comply with the ISMAUK Charter

Our charter promotes wellbeing, particularly psychological wellbeing, which enables effective performance at work, no matter how large or small the charity, improving performance, and in turn reducing absenteeism and presenteeism

2. A current health and safety policy is in place

This is a legal requirement if you employ five or more people and it needs to set out your general approach to health and safety.

If you have five or more employees, you must write your H&S policy down.

If you have fewer than five employees you do not have to write anything down, but it is useful to do so. Stress is considered a hazard (Health & Safety Executive).

3. Your charity understands and applies the requirements for a stress risk assessment

Employers have a legal duty to protect their employees from stress at work by undertaking a risk assessment and acting on it. If you have fewer than five employees, you don’t have to write anything down but it is considered useful to do so. If you have five or more employees, you are required by law to write down your risk assessment

Please contact Claire at membership@isma.org.uk with any questions

You may also find the HSE's Management Standards helpful.



For charities that join ISMAUK and wish to work with us to reduce stress in the workplace and agree to comply with the ISMAUK Charter.

  • Charity membership certificate and logo
  • ISMAUK Charter certificate and logo
  • Access to a professional journal ‘The International Journal of Stress Prevention & Wellbeing’ (digital)
  • Participate in International Stress Awareness Week and Stress Awareness Day with the use of logos
  • ISMAUK Stress News monthly
  • Editorial access to the ISMAUK Hub – a community forum
  • Option to sponsor one ISMAUK interactive webinar per year
  • Option to speak at one ISMAUK interactive event per year
  • Up to four complimentary passes to ISMAUK Summit plus 25% discount for six colleagues
  • Online training session with our Course-Recognised Wellbeing and Resilience at Work training programme
  • Networking and professional development opportunities

Join Now

Please complete the Charity Membership Application Form here.

Your membership and charter certificates plus logos will automatically be sent on joining. You can download the ISMAUK Charter here and Code of Conduct here.

To arrange all other benefits please email our administrator Claire Parkinson admin@isma.org.uk or our membership secretary membership@isma.org.uk with any questions

ISMAUK looks forward to offering you a warm welcome to our professional community.

Charity Membership Fee

Annual fee £175

One-off administration fee on joining £30

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