Migraine Awareness Week

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

Migraine Awareness Week blue graphicWe mark Migraine Awareness Week each year to highlight the facts about migraine and reduce stigma. The week begins on the first Sunday in September.

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 will next take place from 3 – 9 September 2017

Migraine Awareness Week 2016

Thank you to everyone that got involved and helped raise the profile of migraine from 4 – 10 September 2016.

Mass shout out on social media

Our HeadTalker campaign on Tuesday 6 September had 339 supporters with a combined social reach of 1,088,274 across Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and LinkedIn – that’s a big shout out on social media!

Employment Q&A on Twitter

On Wednesday 7 September our Advocacy Service answered your questions about migraine and employment on Twitter over lunchtime. If you missed it, you can see theĀ questions and answers on Storify >

Press and PR coverage

Get involved

We need your help to raise awareness of migraine, so here are some ideas of how you can get involved:

Share your story

We need case studies and stories from people who live with migraine. Share your story here >

Display a poster

You can print or request our poster here >

Employment awareness

Can you use Migraine Awareness Week as an opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of migraine at your place of work? Perhaps you can display a poster or organise a fundraising event.

Share our videos

Visit our YouTube channel and share one of our videos via social media.

Make a donation

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. Please support us here >

Keep informed

In the footer section of this webpage you can subscribe to our ebulletin, follow us on Twitter or find us on Facebook.

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