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Help us raise awareness of migraine in parliaments across the UK

Help us raise awareness of migraine in Parliament – debate next week!

On 20 March 2024 from 9:30am until 11:00am there will be a Westminster Hall debate in the House of Parliament on ‘Access to Migraine Treatment’

We believe it is the first dedicated debate on migraine by MPs in over sixty years.  For too long migraine hasn’t been taken seriously and so this is an important moment.

The debate will be about what needs to happen to improve migraine care and ensure people can access the treatment they need when they need it.

It’s important that we encourage as many as MPs as possible to attend so that Government and MPs from all parties understands what needs to be done to challenge stigma and improve access to care. A government minister will have to respond to the debate so we need lots of MPs to attend to show what an important issue this is.

We are grateful to Dehenna Davison MP, who has spoken about her own experience with chronic migraine, for leading this debate.

Ask your MP to attend the debate

Email your MP and ask them to attend, because people with migraine deserve better.

Find out who your MP is here >

Use the text below and add in any details about your own migraine experience to tell them why it is so important.


Email title: Please attend Westminster Hall debate on Migraine next Wednesday 20 March

Dear <insert name>

As your constituent I am writing to ask you to attend a Westminster Hall debate Access to migraine treatment from 9:30-11am on Wednesday 20th March: Westminster Hall debate – What’s on – UK Parliament

Migraine is much more than a headache and affects around 10 million people nationally, or 10,000 in the average UK parliamentary constituency.

<Insert some information about your migraine experience, including any challenges in accessing treatments>

Migraine is a debilitating and stigmatised health condition meaning people like me often struggle to access the care and treatment we need. Lack of specialist care and unequal provision of treatments means many are left struggling alone with debilitating symptoms. Migraine can limit daily activity and the ability to work and socialise, negatively impacts mental health, and is associated with depression, anxiety and feelings of hopelessness.

So many patients report struggling to be taken seriously, facing long waiting lists to access care and being unable to access the treatments they need. The Migraine Trust’s recent report goes into more detail about these issues: Heading in the wrong direction – The Migraine Trust

This debate is an opportunity to represent the 1 in 7 of your constituents who live with migraine and I hope you might consider speaking.

If you plan to attend and would like a briefing or further information, please contact The Migraine Trust:

Many thanks

<Insert your name and address so that they know you are a constituent>