Illness and Health Conditions

A migraine is usually a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on 1 side of the head.

Many people also have symptoms such as:

  • feeling sick
  • being sick
  • increased sensitivity to light
  • increased sensitivity to sound

Migraine is a common health condition, affecting around 1 in every 5 women and around 1 in every 15 men. They usually begin in early adulthood.

Some people have migraines that are triggered by things like stress and tiredness.

If you care concerned you are experiencing migraines speak to your school nurse or GP. You can also find out more at


Useful links:

Migraine - NHS

Illness and Health Conditions