This workshop will benefit people with migraine, managers and employers. It will enable people to better manage and understand their condition and enable employers and colleagues to provide better supports
This workshop will benefit people with migraine, managers and employers. It will enable people to better manage and understand their condition and enable employers and colleagues to provide better supports and accommodations in the workplace. It offers a unique opportunity to access specialist knowledge in the area of migraine and headache.
Dr. Sabina Brennan author of the No 1 best-seller, “100 Days to a Younger Brain”, will offer a unique and engaging insight into approaches to maintaining brain health and preventing migraine attacks. Dr. Brennan is a psychologist, neuroscientist, author, filmmaker and award-winning science communicator. As somebody who suffers from migraine she understands the challenges of living with a disabling health condition and juggling career and family commitments. Stress is a major trigger for migraine and Dr. Brennan will talk about managing stress and “communicating the reality of your condition” to employers, colleagues, family and friends.
Clincial Nurse Manager, Esther Tomkins, from The Migraine Clinic, Beaumont Hospital, will also present a comprehensive session on understanding the physiology of migraine, why attacks occur and how you can avoid and/or reduce the number of attacks you experience. She will also discuss the right approach to managing migraine in the workplace and how with the right approach from employers in partnership with employees can yield positive results.
Migraine is a complex neurological condition that affects over 500,000 people in Ireland. 14% of migraine sufferers are living with chronic migraine, experiencing migraine attacks 14 days of more per month. This chronic condition has a debilitating effect on people’s working and social lives. Chronic migraine sufferers spend on average 19 hours per month in darkness or isolation.
Date: Thursday 12th September 2019
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Venue: Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin 4