Information and Support Services
Our confidential Migraine Helpline service can be contacted at lo-call 1850 200 378 from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. This service can be contacted from Northern Ireland on 0844 826 9323. Our Helpline operators can offer you advise on managing your condition,dealing with the emotional impact of migraine on your life, support and advise on dealing with migraine in schools and/or the workplace. We can also put you directly in contact with our Migraine Specialist Nurse, Esther Tomkins, through referral from our HelpLine or you can contact her direclty at 01-797 9848 for questions relating to clinical management of migraine. Please allow some time for Esther to reply as she also works at a very busy migraine clinic but she will always answer your query.
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 on subjects such as Migraine Triggers, Medications and Complementary Therapies. We also have leaflets for employers, schools, students and a parent guide to helping your child with Migraine. If you would like to receive some leaflets for your personal use or to display in your clinic or organisation please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange to send or deliver leaflets to you.
The MAI also produces a Migraine Diary which helps you identify triggers and patterns to your attacks and allows you to track how well your medication is working. Please email email@example.com or call 1850 200378 to receive a diary.
Seminars, Courses and Self Help Courses
Self management and understanding of migraine is a key element in reducing and healing the effects on migraine on your personal health. In recognition of this MAI offers a number of FREE Information Seminars to the general public on various aspects of migraine and managing your condition.
We also have a FREE 3 Week Self Help Course that runs in various locations around Ireland and you can find out about upcoming events by clicking here.
We also hold training in migraine for Health Professionals throughout Ireland and they are FREE to attend and carry CPD points from relevant professional organisations. Find out more about our services and events for Health Professionals by visiting our Health Professional Section of the website here.
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
Migraine Clinics & Medical 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. 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 liaises with the academic community across medical, social and physiological disciplines and has been involved in a number of studies at graduate and post graduate level. If you interested in migraine related research in Ireland or would like us to help you in your research place contact firstname.lastname@example.org