GAMIAN-Europe and the European Migraine and Headache Alliance are thrilled to announce an upcoming webinar titled “Migraine and Mental Health: Addressing the Challenge.” The online event, scheduled for the 21st of September at 11:00 CET, aims to unveil the coexistence of migraine attacks and mental health conditions, with a special emphasis on women.
Migraines, which affect over 15% of the European population, cause significant impairment and rank 2nd on the list of conditions causing years lived with disability. Alarmingly, migraines occur 3 to 4 times more frequently in women than in men over a lifetime. Furthermore, migraines are closely associated with mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. This joint project aimed to explore this gender-specific challenge, and advocate for improved care and treatment experiences.
The webinar will share the project’s key findings. It will discuss the experiences and challenges faced by women living with migraines and mental health conditions, based on a survey of over 250 women and a workshop held as part of the project. Potential strategies and recommendations to enhance the overall quality of life for these women will also be discussed. The detailed programme of the webinar will be shared in due course.
We encourage interested stakeholders to look out for the launch of the full report, which includes the full findings of the project and recommendations to guide future policies and healthcare practices.
Your active participation and support can contribute to shaping a better future for women affected by migraines and mental health conditions. Registration is open here.