Staying involved with the migraine community during the Covid-19 lockdown

By: Gemma Jolly, Information and Support Services Manager

The current coronavirus (Covid-19) situation in the UK is causing a lot of uncertainty and anxiety for many people. A lot of people are also finding themselves feeling increasingly isolated.

Here at The Migraine Trust we are keen to ensure that nobody with migraine feels alone, and that they have the opportunity to engage with the wider migraine community. It feels especially important at the moment.

There are a range of ways people with migraine can continue to engage with the migraine community during the current coronavirus situation.

Join our Volunteer Forum

Our Volunteer Forum is a group of committed volunteers who give their time and skills to support our work. It ensures we are reflective of the migraine community, and membership is open to anyone with migraine, or who cares for someone with migraine.

There are a range of ways volunteers get involved including reviewing publications and responding to consultations. It’s a really exciting time to join as we are seeking to further develop our ‘patient voice’ agenda and are looking at developing the ways people affected by migraine get involved in our work.

Our Volunteer Forum is set up to ensure people affected by migraine can get involved no matter where they are, and is continuing to operate during the coronavirus isolation period. You can find our more about the Volunteer Forum via our website or by emailing info@migrainetrust.org.

Share your story with us

We’re always looking for people who want to share their migraine story with us, and the wider migraine community. It is a crucial way to highlight the reality of living with migraine. You can share your story on our website, and it is something you can do from home. If you’d like to find out more about writing for us contact our Communications Manager, Una Farrell, at ufarrell@migrainetrust.org.

Digital engagement

There are various ways you can get involved with us and wider migraine community. If you haven’t already, you can sign up for our ebulletin via our website. It’s a great way to find out about the latest migraine treatments, support with managing migraine and further ways to get involved with the charity.

You can also follow us on Social Media – @MigraineTrust on Twitter and @themigrainetrust on Facebook. We post on all aspects of migraine and it’s a great way to interact with others in the migraine community.

Finally, if you have any questions about migraine you can contact our Information and Advocacy Services at any time via our online contact form or by calling us on 0203 9510 15 between 10am and 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.