Our mission, vision and values

Migraine is a common brain disease that affects one in seven people. It is one of the most disabling lifetime conditions and causes 190,000 attacks every day. Yet migraine is one of the most misunderstood and underfunded medical conditions in modern medicine.

Sadly migraine is often trivialised – it does not attract the sympathy or attributed seriousness as comparable conditions. Many individuals struggle for years to manage their migraine and the enormous burden it can have on work, family and social lives.

The Migraine Trust is working to change this.

Our strategic goals

Our strategic goals are:

  1. Help find a cure – play a major role in encouraging new research and treatment to alleviate the symptoms and impairment caused by migraine and ultimately to find a cure.
  2. Ensure every single person with migraine – no matter who they are or where they come from – gets an accurate, timely diagnosis and access to the best possible information, care and treatment and has the same legal protections as other disabled people.
  3. Build an active and supportive community of people affected by migraine (PABM) – this community would act as both a source of support and a movement for change.

Our organisational values

Our organisational values are the most important thing to us.  All our decisions and actions are guided by our values, which are:

  • Integrity – we are trustworthy, transparent, honest and impartial
  • Inspiring – we make things happen, we are forward thinking and are leaders in our field
  • Knowledgeable – we use and share evidence and up to date research findings
  • Listen – everything we do is based on the experiences of people affected by migraine
  • Ambitious – we are committed and demand better
  • Community – we bring the migraine community together

Support our charitable work

As a charity we need your help to continue our valuable work and reach even more people affected by migraine.  Please make a donation today to help us immediately.  Or you might consider remembering us in your Will to support migraine understanding and awareness long into the future.