Migraine & Headache Australia is the only organization in Australia that aims to support the more than 5 million Australians affected by headache and 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 headache and migraine programs, which are funded by monies secured through fundraising. Current programs include:
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.