Migraine Awareness Week
In the UK from the 2nd– 6th September is migraine awareness week.
The purpose of this week is to spread awareness of this debilitating condition.
Most of us will have experienced a migraine at some point in our lives with over 190,000 migraine attacks taking place every single day in Britain.
Quite often migraines come on very unexpectedly and without rhyme or reason, but they can often be triggered by certain factors for example: too much screen time is very common, another common trigger is diet. Coffee is a mood agitator and although it’s a firm staple to many of us – it can have negative affects to our bodies.
The migraine trust has two key focuses for this year’s migraine awareness week. The first one is to help alleviate the isolation and encourage people to talk to their family and friends about it. The charity uses the #MAW2019 and #MeetUpMigraine to share photos and posts from the meetups being arranged by you! The second key focus is to create workplaces that are ‘Mindful of Migraine’.
The incentive behind this is to encourage employers and colleagues to be educated and therefore become fully aware of the complex, varied and very debilitating symptoms that migraines bring. It’s vital that employers make reasonable adjustments to support the employee. That’s where we can help!
We can help!
At KMA we are dual trained Occupational Therapists, this means we are trained in both mental and psychical health. We are experts in finding ways to overcome barriers, whatever they may be. We can work with you and/or your employer to ensure everyone is on the same page when it comes to the reasonable adjustments that need to be put into place.
For more information on how we work with your employer have a read of our blog post!
At KMA we look at the whole you and will provide bespoke and individual recommendations. Our service focuses on identifying triggers and warning signs and from these working collaboratively with you to provide reasonable recommendations and adjustments.
If you are an employer looking to support an employee, or if you would like to self-refer yourself, please do get in touch with us. We’re looking forward to speaking with you.