Time to Talk Day 2019

7 Feb

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Did you know that today, February 7th, is “Time to Talk” Day?

This year’s “Time to Talk” Day is all about bringing together the right ingredients, to have a conversation about mental health. Whether that’s tea, biscuits and close friends or a room full of people challenging mental health stigma, it is time to get talking!

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Fourth Annual Migraine World Summit

4 Feb
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Migraine World Summit

Did you know it is the fourth year for the Migraine World Summit? It is scheduled for March 20-28, 2019.

Our mission is simple: to reduce the global burden of migraine through education and fundraising.

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Show the Love to Migraine Sufferers

28 Jan

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I wanted to write a blog highlighting some ways in which we can show love to people who suffer from migraine. It is never easy to see a loved one in pain, especially if the pain is caused by an invisible illness, which unfortunately are often misunderstood. If someone close to you suffers from migraines, it is very important to understand what they are going through and what you can do to help. Migraine can not only affect the person who has it, but it can have a huge impact on their entire life – it can affect ones ability to work, day to day activities, and relationships. Below are just some ways in which you can show your support for someone who has migraines, and maybe even brighten up their day!

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Beating Blue Monday

21 Jan

As if January isn’t bad enough, today (January 21st) has been marked one of bleakest days of the year – the dreaded Blue Monday! With daylight hours still short, consistently bad weather along with the hangover of Christmas – financially and emotionally, still looming over all of us, it’s easy to see why the third Monday of the year is linked with lots of people feeling low. So, what can be done to battle the Blue Monday fears?

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Migraine World Summit 2019: March 20th – 28th

11 Jan
*Edited on February 2nd, 2019 to include the summit dates.

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Did you know it’s NERVEmber?

1 Nov

Today marks the first day of International Nerve Pain Awareness Month – NERVEmber, for people living with Neuropathic or nerve pain (NP). The campaign uses NERVEmber™ to create awareness for over 150 conditions that have nerve pain as a symptom. The International Pain Foundation host the OFFICIAL NERVEmber™ campaign every year and since it’s inception tens of thousands of nerve pain patients and organisations have signed on to help promote NERVEmber™.

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June Is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month

1 Jun

Unless you or someone close to you suffers from migraines, you might not be aware that June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (NAHM). Migraines significantly impact lives, and it’s important for this condition to be recognised for what it is – not just another headache.

You may also not know that migraine is a genetic Neurological condition, like epilepsy. Headache may be the most common or well-known symptom of migraine, however it is a complex brain disorder with many possible symptoms. Some patients can have a migraine with no headache. What many people are not aware of is that there are numerous types of headache and migraine disorders. The International Headache Society (HIS) classifies the various types of migraines and headaches using strict diagnostic criteria.

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