Our new strategy: 2024-2027

Today we are launching The Migraine Trust's new strategy from 2024-2027

12th June 2024

Today we are delighted to be launching our new three-year strategy from 2024-2027. People with migraine deserve better and we’re determined to make that happen.

At The Migraine Trust our vision is a world where migraine doesn’t stop anyone from living the life they want. We believe that everyone with migraine deserves the best possible care, treatment and support.

This means people with migraine are supported and believed, they are able to access the medical care they need, when they need it, and they are supported in education, in employment, and in society.

I’m tired and there are times when it is hard to maintain hope. It definitely has worn away at my mental health, little by little. The Migraine Trust is an incredible resource for people like me. Migraine can be really isolating and finding reliable information can be impossible. Knowing you aren’t alone is so important.

Haider has been living with chronic migraine for 18 years

For such a common condition, migraine does not get the recognition and investment it deserves. No one with migraine should have to put up with feeling hopeless or that they want to give up and no one should feel alone.

Our strategy has four pillars to guide our work over the coming years

These are supported by our work in building a movement for change that will enable us to be in the most sustainable and efficient position for the future, and help our ambitions become a reality.

  1. People: Empowering through practical help
    No one should face migraine alone or have to fight to get the answers they need. We provide answers, help explore options, build confidence and provide emotional support. We aim to be there for everyone who needs us, when they need us.
  2. Society: Improving understanding and reducing inequalities
    The way society views migraine needs to change. That change needs to happen at every level and across the life course so that the perception of migraine as an excuse or ‘just a headache’ is gone. This includes better understanding of how migraine can impact other physical and mental health conditions.
  3. Health systems: Leading and coordinating change
    Few people with migraine have a simple experience of healthcare. From symptoms being dismissed or misdiagnosed, to long waiting lists and delays in accessing treatments that work. At the same time our healthcare system faces immense challenges, and those working within in it do not have the resources they need. Investment and resourcing is needed to enable people to access the healthcare they need.
  4. Evidence: Championing research and innovation
    We are proud of our long history of investing in research. Our current focus is supporting the next generation of migraine researchers. We want the best talent to build careers in headache and work towards improved outcomes for people living with migraine now, and in the future.

Robert Music, Chief Executive, The Migraine Trust: “At the heart of everything we do is people who live with migraine. We’ll raise the voices of those who feel unheard and work to build services and campaigns that are as accessible and effective as possible. At The Migraine Trust we have the experience, ambition and the drive but we can’t do it alone. We will partner with people and organisations who share our goals. Most importantly, we won’t stop. People with migraine deserve so much better and we are rising to the challenge.”