Information and Support Services
Confidential Migraine Helpline service can be contacted at lo-call 1850 200 378 from 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday. This service can be contacted from Northern Ireland on 0844 826 9323.
A Migraine Specialist Nurse operates the Advice Line at 01-7979848 for questions relating to clinical management of migraine. Our nurse, Esther Tomkins, also works at one of the specialist migraine clinics so leave your name and number on the answering machine and she will call you back if busy!
BrainStorm is the MAI’s quarterly newsletter for members. It features articles, news, research updates, MAI information and readers’ letters. To receive BrainStorm simply join the Migraine Association of Ireland today.
Members who wish to receive the newsletter via email by should contact the Association at email@example.com or by phone on 01-8941280.
Migra-zine is our electronic newsletter distributed monthly. It contains notifications of our latest news and upcoming events as well as keeping abreast of current developments in the headache world.
Anyone who wishes can receive Migra-zine via email – simply register now.
Information Leaflets and Publications
MAI publishes a wide range of information leaflets including:
- Migraine Trigger Factors
- Managing Your Migraine
- Migraine and Women
- Migraine Medications
- Migraine in the Workplace – Your Toughest Job
- Information for Students/Parents/Teachers
- Getting On With Your Life
If you are a member you can view the information leaflets by logging in. If not, why not join today?
The Migraine Diary is an invaluable management tool which can help you identify triggers and patterns to your attacks, as well as track how well your medication is working.
MAI has run numerous peer support groups nationwide over the years and also hosts over-the-phone groups for sufferers in remote areas who cannot travel to our events.
Public Information Seminars
MAI hosts a number of public information meetings each year in various locations around the country. Check this site regularly for upcoming meetings.
MAI organises occasional migraine-management workshops where people can meet with trained staff and medical professionals in small groups. You are very welcome to contact us here at the Association if you would like to avail of our workshop facilities.
Migraine Action Week
MAW is the focus of our awareness services and takes place every September. Each year, the week has a specific theme relevant to people with migraine. It has taken place every year since 2000 and is now well established on the events calendar.
We are involved in a number of outreach activities including working with pharmacists, workplace health days and migraine presentations in workplaces. For further information on workplace outreach please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout the year, MAI organises information points in shopping centres to raise awareness and provide information on migraine. We are also extending this service to pharmacies.
If your pharmacy is interested,please email email@example.com
Services for Health Professionals
Information Resource Packs for GPs
In recent years, the MAI has produced and distributed two migraine information packs to every GP in the country. The packs contain the latest information on the diagnosis and treatment of migraine as well as useful information for patients.
Meetings for Health Professionals
MAI occasionally organises information meetings for health professionals with national and international speakers. Most of our Health Professional events are fully CPD accredited.
Treatment and Research
MAI campaigned extensively for Ireland’s five Migraine/ Headache Outpatient Clinics in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin Neurological Institute, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Galway University Hospital and Cork University Hospital.
Support for research
MAI has provided financial support for migraine research in Beaumont hospital.
The Association has also conducted numerous studies on migraine in Ireland. These include the Trigger Factors Study 2005 and the Quality of Life Survey 2003.
The MAI is also involved in aiding a postgraduate student to complete research on the Psychology of Migraine. Findings from this study will be available in due course.