Our work

Our strategic goals and organisational values

We are here to help people with migraine

The Migraine Trust is dedicated to helping people affected by migraine. We are the only UK migraine charity providing information and support, campaigning for awareness and change, and funding and promoting research.

One in seven people in the UK live with migraine, and this complex and debilitating neurological disorder significantly affects their lives. We have been leading and bringing the migraine community together to change this since 1965.

Every year over two million people visit our website and thousands contact our helplines for information and support on all aspects of migraine and for help in managing it at work, in education, and in accessing healthcare.

We campaign for increased awareness and understanding of migraine, and nationalpolicy change to improve the lives of people who get it.

We have funded over 140 medical research projects and hold an international symposium every two years to bring together the world’s leading experts on migraine.

Migraine is heart-breaking for migraine sufferers and affects all areas of life. From always feeling like you’re letting people down, not knowing if a plan or event made will be able to happen (until it happens), thinking about a family, feeling like you are a shadow of your former self, and feeling guilty about missing work – it never goes away.

Megan who lives with migraine

Our purpose

Working together to beat migraine.

Our vision

A world where migraine doesn’t stop anyone from living the life they want.

Our strategic goals

  • Help find a cure – play a major role in encouraging new research and treatment to alleviate the symptoms and impairment caused by migraine and ultimately to find a cure.
  • Ensure every single person with migraine – no matter who they are or where they come from – gets an accurate, timely diagnosis and access to the best possible information, care and treatment and has the same legal protections as other disabled people.
  • Build an active and supportive community of people affected by migraine – this community would act as both a source of support and a movement for change.

Our organisational values

All of our decisions and actions are guided by our values:

  • People first: The needs of those we work with are central to everything we do
  • Evidenced: Every decision we make is evidence based and supports the change we need
  • Ambitious: We strive to achieve more than we could imagine
  • Collaborative: By working together we can achieve so much more
  • Empowering: We build confidence to achieve positive change