Migraine Action Week takes place form September 12th to 19th. Whelehans Pharmacy in association with Migraine Association of Ireland hosted a major Migraine Information event in Mullingar in June. As a result of this event (which had over 120 people attend), we have been asked in the pharmacy many times what were the main “learning points”. Due to Migraine Action Week I decided to revisit Migraine in the Examiner with some information on the Migraine Association of Ireland and next week I will discuss some of the points we learned back in June. I discussed Migraine I more detail in the Westmeath Examiner back in June; ask in Whelehans or check www.whelehans.ie or a detailed and free information article on migraine.
What is the Migraine Association of Ireland?
Migraine Association of Ireland is a registered charity that is a membership-based organisation consisting of people living with migraine or other headache disorders and members of their family and friends.
The Migraine Association of Ireland aims to empower people and improve quality of life by:
- Providing information and support
- Creating awareness and promoting education
- Encouraging research
- Seeking improved services for those living with migraine
The Migraine Association of Ireland (MAI) has been recognised in the form of the ‘Irish Patient Association of the Year’ award and the ‘Best use of Information Technology’ national award for their website: www.migraine.ie
MAI is now world-renowned for its energy and determination in providing up-to-date quality information and advice, promoting the best treatment for migraine sufferers and raising awareness among health professionals and the general public about what can be a particularly debilitating condition.
How they can help you?
If you are living with migraine, check our www,migraine.ie as it is a great source of information. MAI hold many migraine information events around the country so check their website or sign up for their free e-zine on their website for more information. Migraine Ireland Helpline is 1850 200 378 (ROI) or 0844 826 9323 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org and qualified staff can answer your migraine related questions.
Want to learn more?
Whelehans Pharmacy in conjunction with Migraine Association of Ireland is hosting a Migraine Information Event on Tuesday the 15th September from12 pm to 2 pm in Whelehans Pharmacy. Staff from Migraine Association and Whelehans Pharmacy will be on hand to provide information and answer your questions. The event has three main aims: to provide Information, Support and Reassurance about your condition. While you can simply call in on the day between 12pm and 2pm; due to the popularity of these events we advise registering in advance by calling Whelehans Pharmacy at 04493 34591. This event is free of charge to attend.