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Member benefits

As a member of the Institute you will benefit from:

  • Your own listing on our ‘Find A Herbalist’ service to help new patients find you
  • MNIMH after your name and use of the Institute logo: recognised throughout the world as an assurance of your high status as a safe, competent professional
  • A membership certificate to display wherever you consult
  • A flexible Continuing Professional Development scheme to meet your individual CPD needs
  • Access to our online Member Zone with resources to support your professional work, including the our full CPD archive, our video site ‘Herb player’ and our online community areas
  • Free access to our Member Assistance programme, offering 24/7 support for you and your family, including free counselling sessions where needed
  • Discounted access to the Herbal Medicine Conference
  • Promotional materials for you to buy, designed to meet your marketing needs
  • Dedicated PR activity including regular press releases and social media posts
  • Up-to-date news and information on current laws and regulations affecting the profession.
  • Representation at parliamentary meetings: we work to raise political awareness of the herbal profession
  • Worldwide membership and links with the American Herbalists Guild and the New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists.
  • Access to our extensive library and archives



  • Discounted professional insurance:  with an extent of cover not available to individual practitioners

–  24-hour legal helpline
–  professional legal protection up to £100,000 for defence costs
–  cover for additional therapies e.g. massage, reflexology and aromatherapy
–  cover for teaching workshops and leading herb walks
–  cover for training students
–  jury or witness service cover for lost income
–  negotiation and representation for any Inland Revenue enquiry
–  optional personal accident insurance up to £25,000 (additional cost)

  • Access to the Natural Standards research database
  • Quarterly member’s newsletter – Herbal Thymes, written for members by members
  • An annual professional conference featuring speakers from the across the world
  • New member’s mentorship scheme and discounted membership for new members
  • Student affiliate scheme
  • Regional groups
  • Member special offers and discounts with suppliers
  • Member support from our head office
  • Access to online guidance and a members’ discussion area
  • Development opportunities to become involved with the Institute and its governing Council