Migraine Awareness Week is 1st – 7th September, 2019. The Migraine Trust say that while there is an increasing awareness of migraine and understanding of what it is, not many would disagree that we are no where near the level of awareness and understanding that we need to reach. And we do need to reach it because lack of awareness and understanding of migraine seriously impacts our lives, with too many people not fully realising what it is like to live with this condition.
That’s why it is so crucial for us to maximize the opportunity that Migraine Awareness Week gives us. Running from 1-7 September this year, it is a moment in the year when everyone affected by migraine and everyone working to help those affected work together to raise the profile of migraine as a complex neurological condition and dispel any ideas that it is ‘just a headache’.
They have two focuses for Migraine Awareness Week. The first focus is tackling the isolation that migraine can often lead to and encouraging people with migraine to talk to their friends and family about it. It has been wonderful that so many people have held Meetups since they launched. They say they love seeing the pictures from the Meet-ups and hearing about them, particularly how they have helped you talk about migraine. Many of you have also used them as an opportunity to thank your friends and family for supporting you with your migraine.
The second focus builds on last year’s workplace activity. The aim of this is to create workplaces that are ‘Mindful of Migraine’. By mindful of migraine we mean for employers to be aware of the high numbers of people who get migraine and that it is a complex, varied, and often debilitating neurological condition. We would then like employers to make reasonable adjustments once they become aware that they have an employee who gets migraine.
Get involved with either of these focuses by contacting or looking at The Migraine Trust website.