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.



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Sometimes we can all feel like things are getting on top of us. That’s why the psychiatrists and psychologists at Thrive have created this app that will help you relax in just 5 minutes. By practicing the techniques in the app, you will learn to build resilience to the pressures and anxieties life throws your way.

With proven CBT tools in the app, you can seek to support yourself 24/7. If you have any technical issues? Email help@thrive.uk.com

At the moment Thrive have a free offer for their Train your mind with feel stress free’app, by simply downloading it from this link.  With Christmas just around the corner and pressure on us all this app could be the best download you have made for a while.




I was recently nominated for Migraine Relief Center’s top migraine and chronic pain blogger contest and they have informed me that I have made the final cut.

My blog has been featured on Migraine Relief Center and shared with their 30,000 strong community.

They asked if I would I share the news with my blog and social media community – well of course I will, I am feeling rather chuffed. They then went on to say that the information on my site is valuable and they can’t wait to see what I have in store next. 

Thanks and congratulations, from Dr. Mark Khorsandi and the Migraine Relief Center team.

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