Migraine is a condition of recurring headaches, which may be linked with other symptoms such as sensitivity to light and noise, feeling sick and dizziness. Migraine affects 8 million people in the UK, and the charity is working towards raising awareness of it as a serious public health issue.
The Migraine Trust funds research projects that examine the biology of the condition, its causes and how its management and treatment may be improved for sufferers. They also provide services such as:
- Factsheets and information, with advice on diagnosis, triggers and treatments
- Specialised information packs for migraine in young sufferers, and how to manage it in the workplace
- An information and enquiry service
- An advocacy service, to enable sufferers to claim entitlements, avoid discrimination and assert their rights
- An online migraine diary, where people can keep a record of triggers, medication and level of pain. This helps with managing migraine and can be used by doctors to help with diagnosis.
The Migraine Trust’s mission is to “fund and promote research towards a greater understanding of migraine and its underlying mechanisms. The goals of research include improved management and treatment, but the ultimate aim is for a cure”.
The Migraine Trust
52-53 Russell Square
020 7631 6970 (general), 020 7631 6975 (information and enquiry service)