Migraine & Headache Australia is the only organisation in Australia that has supported the more than 5 million Australians affected by headache and migraine for over 20 years. Migraine & Headache Australia is a division of the Brain Foundation.
The Brain Foundation was established in 1970 by members of the Australian Association of Neurologists and the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia to reduce the incidence and impact of brain, spine and nerve disorders, diseases and injuries through the provision of support, community education and research.
Professor James Lance AO CBE, one of the founding members of the Brain Foundation, and his associates have devoted themselves to the understanding and treatment of migraine and other headaches since 1965. Headache has always been a vital part of the work of the Brain Foundation. In 1996 the Brain Foundation established the Migraine Foundation of Australia and from this has evolved Migraine & Headache Australia. Read more about the organisation and The Board.
Migraine & Headache Australia’s mission is to:
The objectives of Migraine & Headache Australia are to:
The Brain Foundation currently receives no government funding for its research program, which is funded by our generous individual and corporate donors. However, we have other work which supports our research grants and the migraine and headache community, including:
We have received a government grant for educational services & public awareness campaigns, to be funded between 2021 – 2023. This will make a significant difference to the impact we can have for the migraine and headache community. We are proud to be recognised by the government as a representative of people living with these disorders, and look forward to sharing this work with you.
Headache is a major public health and social issue. There is an urgent need to expand the headache and migraine services of the Brain Foundation. Government, corporate and individual support is needed to achieve this.