FHT – working collaboratively to represent our members and the industry
Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)
We all know there is strength in numbers and how important it is to support and work alongside others who share the same interests and values. Below are just some of the organisations and collaboratives that the FHT currently belongs to and works with, to help represent the interests of our members and the industry as a whole…
All Party Parliamentary Group on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing (APPG BAW):
The FHT is an Associate Member of the APPG BAW, which was created by Parliamentarians – including Carolyn Harris MP and Judith Cummins MP (co-chairs) and Caroline Nokes MP (member) – to provide a platform to champion and represent the beauty, aesthetics and wellbeing industry. The group regularly meets to explore the challenges impacting the industry, facilitating discussion, debate and action to overcome these issues.
Beauty Industry Group (BIG):
Following the formation of the APPG BAW (please see above), FHT joined forces with representatives from other key industry organisations, including the National Hair and Beauty Federation (NHBF), British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (Babtac), Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), the Cosmetics, Toiletries and Perfumery Association (CTPA), Habia and the UK Spa Association (UKSA), to form the British Industry Group, which discusses key issues facing the industry and looks at ways to tackle these going forward.
British Beauty Council:
Alongside other key stakeholders, the FHT is an Affiliate of the British Beauty Council, which works with the beauty industry, government and others to drive excellence and growth across the industry. The Council’s ambition is to ensure that the beauty industry is recognised and valued at all levels of government, throughout the wider economy, and by consumers.
Integrated Healthcare Collaborative (IHC):
The FHT is a Core Member of the Integrated Healthcare Collaborative (IHC), a collection of more than 25 professional associations and stakeholders within complementary, traditional and natural healthcare, working together on common areas of interest, to increase access to these therapies, promote greater integration within conventional Western medicine and improve patient outcomes.
Research Council for Complementary Medicine (RCCM):
The FHT has been a Corporate Member of the RCCM for many years. The vision of the RCCM is to promote research that will widen the availability of and access to safe and effective complementary medicine for patients within the NHS, to help prevent disease and improve patients’ health and quality of life.
FHT is the UK’s largest professional association for holistic beauty, complementary and sports therapists and has been promoting high standards in education and therapy practice for more than 50 years. We help therapists to flourish with comprehensive tailor-made insurance, our magazine International Therapist, regular e-updates, discounted CPD training and promotion to potential clients.
Find out more at www.fht.org.uk