A concern about the number of people who suffer from migraines in Cumbria has prompted the creation of a special event.

The Migraine Trust say thousands of people from the county have sought the charity’s help over the last year. The charity is now inviting people to an event to learn more about the condition, how best to manage it, and to find out more about an important breakthrough in treatment.

Taking place from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, March 30, it is being held at the North Lakes Hotel & Spa in Penrith.

The programme for the day will include presentations from migraine experts who will be talking about issues specific to migraine treatment and how to live with the condition. There will be opportunities to talk with other sufferers.

Helen Balami, who runs the trust’s advocacy service, said: “Migraine is a very hard condition to live with. It is not only excruciatingly painful, but can come with a range of symptoms such as nausea and vision impairment. It has a huge impact on the lives of people who get it – as many people in Cumbria will know.”

“It is therefore crucial that people with migraine get the help they need and don’t suffer alone. While there is currently no cure, it can often be effectively treated and that is why it is crucial that people with migraine are helped to understand their condition, their treatment options and where they can seek help.”

Tickets for the event are £10 (£6 concession). You can find out more at migrainetrust.org/managing-your-migraine-penrith.