In 1958 the late Peter Wilson became concerned that migraine sufferers were not receiving the support they deserved or the treatment that they needed. He organised a meeting of a small group of migraine sufferers in a private house in Bournemouth and from that humble beginning the British Migraine Association was formed.
The Association is now a registered charity with over 17,000 members and in November 1997 the name was changed to the Migraine Action Association as this was felt to better embody its aims and functions.

The Association has 3 main aims:

  1. To encourage and support research and investigation into migraine, its causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
  2. To gather and pass on information about treatments available for the control and relief of migraine and to facilitate an exchange of information on the subject.
  3. To provide friendly, positive reassurance, understanding and encouragement to migraine sufferers and their families.

The Association bridges the gap between the migraine sufferer and the medical world. Our support and information service includes:
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  • A telephone helpline.
  • A website.
  • A postal information service.
  • A 28 page newsletter 4 times a year.
  • Numerous leaflets on all aspects of migraine.

The Association is committed to raising general awareness of the condition and is a recognised source of information for the media.
Our leaflets and newsletters are distributed to clinics, hospitals, libraries, doctors’ surgeries and the media throughout the country.
Members participate in research and product trials and also collect and donate considerable sums of money to support migraine clinics and further research

For more information visit our website:

Tel: 01932 352468

[boxibt style=”success”]Migraine Action Association
178a High Road
KT14 7ED
Telephone: 01932 352468
Fax: 01932 351257

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