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The International Stress Management Association [ISMAUK] is a registered charity and the lead professional body for workplace and personal stress management, supporting good mental health, wellbeing and performance.

We have been promoting sound knowledge and best practice in stress management, mental health and wellbeing, both nationally and internationally, for 50 years in 2024.

Through our register of professional practitioners, we offer support in the form of training courses and coaching to individuals as well as within commerce and industry.

Our Theme for 2024

Our theme for 2024 is Campaigning to reduce stress and improve wellbeing. We shall be stepping up our campaign, reaching out and collaborating with individuals and organisations who are working to reduce stress and improve lives. We are supporting all those who are working to shape and deliver solutions - solutions that will help to reduce the high incidence of stress and mental health-related conditions in society today.

This theme will also be reflected during International Stress Awareness Week 4th – 8th November 2024.

ISMAUK 50the Anniversary Stress Management Awards

To commemorate our milestone anniversary, ISMAUK is delighted to announce the inaugural Stress Management Awards. These awards seek to recognise businesses and organisations that have made significant contributions to enhancing employee mental health and reducing workplace stress.

There are three Award categories and it’s easy to apply. Why not showcase your commitment to a supportive and healthy workplace environment and gain recognition for your initiatives aimed at decreasing workplace stress and improving the mental health and wellbeing of your employees? Apply today!

International Stress Awareness Week

International Stress Awareness Week is a major annual event focusing on stress management and campaigning against the stigma associated with stress and mental health issues. It attracts media attention worldwide, which is sure to be enhanced in our 50th anniversary year.

International Stress Awareness Week this year runs from 4th – 8th November and the centrepiece will be Stress Awareness Day on Wednesday 6th November. Our Global Online Stress Summit on this day, will feature panel discussions on high-profile topics, from mental health and wellbeing in the workplace to leadership in the modern world. Further information will become available soon, so watch this space!

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Join ISMA now!

ISMAUK is the premier organisation for stress management professionals and for anyone supporting our vision, our aims and the work we do, both in the UK and internationally. Amongst the many benefits of joining us, you will be able to interact with other leading practitioners and specialists in stress management, mental health and wellbeing. As an ISMA member, you will -

  • Become part of our professional community
  • Be able to attend regular events on stress management and wellbeing
  • Receive updates on current topics and share best practice
  • Gain recognised qualifications as an industry-recognised practitioner
  • Add stature to your professional profile

For more information go here. We look forward to welcoming you as a member soon.


Our Sponsors

Our sponsors not only share our core values, beliefs, and vision for reducing stress and enhancing health and wellbeing but also significantly strengthen our campaign through their support. We are deeply grateful for their commitment, which plays a crucial role in the success and impact of our efforts.

We are grateful for the support of PPWD as principal sponsor of ISMAUK’s 50th Anniversary Year, of the Online Global Stress Summit, and lead sponsor of the Stress Management Awards. PPWD specialise in the facilitation of programmes that bridge non-technical skills from trauma management to investigations, learning reviews, fair culture, wellbeing, and leadership.


Our Partners

We are very grateful to have partners who share our vision of bringing about positive changes which help to reduce stress and mental health issues while enhancing wellbeing and performance. These partnerships demonstrate the importance of establishing progressive, interactive relationships which complement each partner’s values and objectives.

You can find more information about our partners here.


ISMAUK Wellbeing & Resilience at Work Training Programme

The challenges presented by stress and mental health problems have never been more acute than in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. These challenges are of major concern for organisations and individuals, in the light of growing evidence of their effects during the pandemic.

ISMAUK is focused on ensuring these issues continue to receive maximum attention, with the active promotion of wellbeing in the workplace. In support of these aims, we have produced a Wellbeing and Resilience at Work Training Programme, an off-the-shelf training resource with everything trainers and line managers need to help participants -


  • Differentiate between stress and pressure and recognise the signs of stress
  • Identify their personal levels of wellbeing and resilience
  • Acquire tools and techniques to improve wellbeing and resilience
  • Set goals for wellbeing improvement

Our ISMAUK Recognised Course programme includes options for one-to-one or small group sessions and an interactive workshop. Find out more here and download our promotional flyer now.

“ISMAUK’s training pack Wellbeing and Resilience at Work will help people enhance their mental wellbeing and manage workplace stress. It combines very accessible, useful information with interactive sessions to help them identify their own issues and how to deal with them. It is a supportive guide and toolkit for individuals, HR and occupational health professionals.”
Professor Sir Cary Cooper, University of Manchester, ISMAUK Patron



The Hub is an exciting forum for ISMAUK members, professionals, businesses and anyone with an interest in ISMA. As a valuable library and resource for the whole ISMA community, it offers an opportunity to share information on subjects such as stress management, mental health, wellbeing and workplace performance.


Sharing resources

See what others have contributed and upload articles and other information for the benefit of other Hub visitors. It’s all about making connections, sharing thoughts and industry resources with others in the Hub community.


Events and networking

There will be announcements about forthcoming events. You can use the Hub as a networking tool, either during events, or through the Hub members’ directory.


How to register

Follow this link and join our community!

Contact Info


For general enquiries -

Call: +44 7823 745056

Or write to us at -

28 Cromford Road
Crich, Matlock

For membership enquiries -


Office Hours:
09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday
Voicemail for messages out of hours.