Get help Become a member Become a member Donate Click the green 'Donate' button above to become a member! There's even an option to set up an annual payment so you don't need to worry about when to renew. Membership costs are: Membership type Price Individual Membership (UK) £24.00 Family Membership (UK) £30.00 Individual Membership (Outside the UK) £31.00 Standard Membership (Outside the UK) £39.00 Professional Membership £50.00 Why become a member? Not only does it help us to cover some of our core costs, but it has lots of benefits for you too. All Individual and Family Memberships include: A 'New member' pack including: 2 group posters, 2 'What's the connection?' posters, 4 trifold leaflets, 1 'Living Well With Hypermobility' booklet, membership card, and a membership letter. (Only one pack is sent out per membership - new packs are not sent out when an existing membership is renewed.) Access to your nearest local HMSA support group(s), run by trained volunteers. Access to HMSA members only Facebook groups (secure places to ask questions and gain valuable peer support, moderated by trained volunteers) 1:1 advice from trained staff Monthly HMSA E-Newsletter Free copies of the bi-annual HMSA Journals published during your membership period, containing articles by our medical advisers and members, keeping our members informed of progress in the world of hypermobility syndromes. 10% Discount to all HMSA members when hiring products through Wheelfreedom the UK's leading wheelchair hire and mobility scooter hire company. 10% Discount to all HMSA members when purchasing ergonomic tools, aids and assistive devices through www.peta-uk.com. (Should any member have problems please telephone 01376 573476 and Peta staff will gladly assist) Advice from specialist insurance advisors at the ‘Special Risks Bureau’ (a business experienced in covering hypermobility syndromes) on products such as Life Insurance, Critical Illness, Income Protection and Private Medical Insurance. Discounts may be available on some products. Tel: 0808 17 82 777 and quote HMSA or visit: www.specialrisksbureau.co.uk/health-conditions Family Membership also includes: A copy of 'An Educator's Guide to the hypermobile student' Extra membership cards Access to the Educational Support Facebook group run by professionals for parents to get advice on accessing the support available to their child. Professional Membership includes: A sample of HMSA patient health and social care information, a membership card, pen and an official HMSA pin badge. Access to advice from qualified medical, health and social care professionals who work for or with the HMSA. A copy of the twice yearly HMSA Journal. (Professionals can contribute to the Journal by submitting articles, case studies and research opportunities.) Assistance with recruitment for research projects, access to non-identifying patient data, dissemination and the option of the HMSA being the 'patient partner'. Priority booking on relevant HMSA training and education opportunities. Opportunity to engage HMSA professional team for learning opportunities. The option of having your details on a contact list for the HMSA to use to inform patients of your services.