12th March 2019

Meet-up to support people in Lichfield with migraine

Barbara Box is organising a ‘Migraine Meet-up’ event

Concerned about people in Lichfield who are struggling with migraine, a woman from Handsacre is organising an event for people with the condition so that they can meet fellow sufferers.

Barbara Box organised the ‘Migraine Meet-up’ event, which is taking place in Wade Street Church, Lichfield, on 23 March, because she knows how isolating it can be, as she has lived with migraine for decades.

Barbara hopes that by creating a local group of people with migraine, it will create an important support network for those who are struggling to live with the condition.

Barbara Box and her daughters, who also get migraine

Migraine Meet-ups were launched last year by The Migraine Trust in response to high numbers of people who are seeking our help saying that they are feeling lonely and isolated because of the condition. A survey that we ran found that 90% of people with migraine report that it leaves them feeling isolated.

Explaining why she is organising the event, Barbara said:

“Migraine can be such a debilitating and lonely condition. Lack of understanding about it can exacerbate this. That is why it is important for people with migraine to meet and support each other, and share their experiences of what it is like to live with this complex neurological condition.

“I invite anyone with the condition to attend, and if successful, I am hoping to make it a regular event.”

The Meet-up is taking place from 10.30am to 12pm on Saturday, 23 March, in the Lichfield Room at Wade Street Church, 34 Wade St, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6HL – the entrance is via Frog Lane. There will be tea and cake available and people will be invited to make a small donation towards migraine research.

You can email Barbara at barbara.box@hotmail.co.uk to let her know that you are attending or turn up on the day.