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Awareness & advocacy
Migraine Awareness Week
Every year The Migraine Trust promotes Migraine Awareness 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.
Migraine Awareness Week, 7 - 13 September 2014
Get involved - we can only raise awareness with your help
- Display a poster – click here to either print a poster or request we send you one or more.
- Employment awareness – can you use Migraine Awareness Week 2014 as an opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of migraine at your place of work? For example, a message on your intranet or hold a fundraising dress down day to get people talking about migraine. We would love to discuss your ideas - you can contact us here (select 'fundraising').
- Donate – You probably already know we are a charity, but 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.
Twitter Q&A with Dr Mark Weatherall
On Tuesday 9 September 2014, Dr Mark Weatherall will be answering questions about migraine from 2-3pm on Twitter. To take part, tweet your question to @MigraineTrust
and use #AskMigraine
We can't promise to answer every question, but we'll answer as many as we can. A summary of the questions and answers will be available after the event, so you won't miss out if you don't use Twitter.
Dr Mark Weatherall is consultant neurologist to the Imperial College Healthcare and Ealing Hospital NHS Trusts. He is also on the Board of Trustees of The Migraine Trust.
Journalists can contact The Migraine Trust's press office on 07703 605784 or email