Migraine Action Association

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Migraine Action (MAA) is the UK's leading charity offering support and advisory information to those affected by migraine, whether individuals, families, employers or employees and medical professionals.


It was founded in 1958 and previously known as the British Migraine Association. It is a member of the Headache UK alliance. Its office is based in Leicester but MA is a national organization helping the one in seven people estimated to be affected by migraine across the UK, including 10% of school-aged children. The charity runs a telephone helpline and has over 100 of Department of Health accredited leaflets on all aspects of migraine. It also runs a specialist headache nurse service, has websites for adults and children with migraine, runs information and support events around the UK and helps to fund research into migraine and to support the work of specialist migraine centres.

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