Migraine Awareness Month 2023
Migraine Awareness Month (MAM) is a global event held in June each year. The aim is to raise awareness of migraine, reduce the stigma that migraine is 'just a headache' and promote a positive and empowering view of migraine and the migraine community.
During MAM, Migraine Australia hosts a major month-long campaign to help raise awareness in the community. This campaign coincides with other global events, such as Shades for Migraine. During the month of June, we share education, tips, support, insights and first-hand experiences. We also share interviews with Australians living with migraine and specialists from several migraine related fields.
Our theme for MAM2023 continues to be ‘‘Out of the Dark’ #OOTD. This theme is a continuation of our political campaign. With over 5 million Australians living with migraine, we feel that it is time for migraine to come out of the dark and be treated by the government, health care professionals, researchers and the broader community with the respect and importance it deserves.
#MAM2023 #OutOfTheDark #MigraineAus
Light up landmarks
Migraine Australia thanks the following councils, businesses and venues for showing their support by lighting up their buildings, sculptures, bridges and other landmarks.
- The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour
- Goulburn Soliders Club, Goulburn
- M8 St Peters Interchange, NSW
- Longreach Council Water Tower, Longreach
- Singing Ship Emu Park, QLD
- Wreck Point Lookout, Yeppoon
- Yeppoon Foreshore Stage, Yeppoon
- Reddacliff Place Steam Scultures, Brisbane
- Story Bridge, Brisbane
- Victoria Bridge, Brisbane
- Kurilpa Bridge, QLD
- Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane
- Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
- Geelong Catenary Lights, Geelong
- AAMI Park, Melbourne
- Bolte Bridge, Melbourne
- Citylink Sound Tube, Melbourne
- Council House, Perth
- Trafalgar Bridge, Perth
- Parliament House, Adelaide
- McDowall St Bottle Trees, Roma
- Nicholas Street Precinct, Ipswich
- Sydney Olympic Park precinct and buildings, Sydney
- Caboolture Administration Building, Caboolture
- Redcliffe Administration Building, Redcliffe
- Humpybong Fountain, Moreton Bay
- Logan Water Towers, Logan
- Albany Town Square, Albany
- Alison Hartman Gardens Norfolk Pine, Albany
- Frances Drive Light Pole, Palmerston
- Memorial Park Light Poles, Palmerston
- Palmerston Library, Palmerston
- Palmerston Recreation Centre, Palmerston
- Palmerston Water Tower, Palmerston
- Gateway Bridge, Brisbane
- Monash Park Tree, Shepparton
- Mooroopna Water Tower, Mooroopna
Help raise awareness by taking a photo of yourself wearing sunglasses with a lit up landmark near you to help represent the shades for Migraine. It will help raise awareness not only this year, but into the future.
Please email us your photo of a landmark near you for our blog or post on our Facebook page. Please note: by sending in your photo, you are giving consent to the use of your image.