The International Stress Management AssociationUK

Professional Membership

This designation is for people who have considerable experience in the field of stress management.


About Professional Membership

This designation is for people who have considerable experience in the field of stress management and promote mental wellbeing and resilience. They will be able to use the letters MISMA after their name and use the ISMAUK Professional member logo on their promotional materials. Professional membership carries full voting rights.

Joining Criteria

Professional membership is open to those who

  • Have successfully completed a programme(s) of study that complies with ISMAUK‘s Membership Guidelines. To view the Guidelines click here. To find details of recommended Course Providers click here
  • Agree to comply with ISMAUK's Professional Code of Conduct and to facilitate the implementation of the ISMAUK Charter as it applies to their own professional practice.
  • Have current valid professional indemnity insurance.
  • Provide two professional references


  • Professional membership certificate and logo
  • MISMA designation after your name
  • ISMAUK Charter certificate and logo
  • Full voting rights at AGM and other meetings as required
  • Professional liability and indemnity insurance at preferential rate
  • Two one-hour free mentoring sessions with an ISMAUK Fellow
  • Access to a professional journal ‘The International Journal of Stress Prevention & Wellbeing’ (digital)
  • Listing in ISMAUK Directory of Consultants
  • Listing of your courses bearing a Course Recognition certificate
  • Listing of your books and publications
  • ISMAUK Stress News monthly
  • Editorial access to the ISMAUK Hub – a community forum and resources library
  • Participate in International Stress Awareness Week and Stress Awareness Day
  • Networking and professional development opportunities

Join Now

Please complete the Professional Membership Application Form here


If you have completed a course with one of our recommended Course Providers, please complete the Professional Membership Registration Form here

Download the following four documents to assist with your application:
Membership Guidelines    Definition of Stress    Code of Conduct    ISMAUK Charter

Your membership and charter certificates plus logos will automatically be sent on joining.

To arrange all other benefits please email our administrator Claire Parkinson or our membership secretary with any questions

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

Professional Membership Fee

Professional membership is £120 in year one
This includes a one-off non-refundable £30 admin fee
Renewal for subsequent years is £90 per annum


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