Awareness & advocacy

Migraine Awareness Week

6 - 12 September 2015

Every year we use this week to raise general awareness of migraine as a serious public health issue and to reduce stigma.

Migraine affects 1 in 7 people, that's over eight million people in the United Kingdom alone, making it more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined.  The World Health Organisation recognises migraine as one of the most disabling lifetime conditions yet awareness and understanding is low.

Migraine is a complex neurological disorder with no known cause or cure.  Unfortunately many people will suffer from migraine for years throughout their life negatively impacting upon their work, family and social lives.

Get involved - we can only raise awareness with your help

Create a video

This year we're inviting you to record a short video (max. 30 seconds) answering the question "What impact does migraine have on you?".  The next step is to post your video to Facebook and/or Twitter using #migraine2015.  Remember to tag us - @MigraineTrust on Twitter or The Migraine Trust on Facebook.

Other ways you can get involved

  • Display a posterclick here.
  • Employment awareness – can you use Migraine Awareness Week 2015 as an opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of migraine at your place of work?
  • Donate – You probably already know we are a charity, and we really do need donations from people like you to be able to produce and distribute posters, organise events and continue supporting people with migraine. So please do consider making a donation no matter the size.

Press and social media coverage

This year mentions featured in:

If you missed the activity on social media, here's an overview of activity via Storify.

Journalists can contact The Migraine Trust's press office on 07703 605784 or email.

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