Newly diagnosed (click here) or need support?  Call 01883 370214

Self-compassion, pain catastrophizing, pain coping and emotional distress - please go to the Research page.

Chronic pain and sleep research at UCL - please go to the Research page

Chronic Pain Patient Survey - please go to the Research page for details

New lapel badges now available in the shop!

Newsletter 68 now available in the members area

Update on new TN drug - Vixotrigine - please go to the Research page for details.

TNA UK Office, Medical Advice & Helpline

Please note that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the TNA UK office may not be open as normal.


If you would like to renew your membership or have any queries about your membership we will endeavour to contact you as soon as we are able.

The Liverpool Learning Day on 27th March has been cancelled and all planned Local Support Group meetings have also been cancelled – if you would like to contact any LSG Leader for advice or help, please see details in the Members’ area of the website.  All external and internal meetings due to take place in the foreseeable future have also been cancelled.


Thank you for your understanding and continued support of TNA UK. 

TNA UK AGM and Workshop - 2019

Comment from one of our members that attended on Saturday:  Just a line to say thank you to you and all those responsible for yesterday’s conference.  A huge amount of work, I am sure – I was a first timer and I found it helpful and friendly and also encouraging that work is being done to try to find a successful solution to the ghastliness of TN.  

“I would like to say how much I love your reports which I read with interest in every publication you send”   Sheila

“The pack you sent me was extremely useful – it was well put together and thoughtful information”   Catherine

“A fantastic charity offering help and support to a needy and sometimes desperate sufferer”    Linda

“TNA UK is a remarkable organisation.  Thank you for the help and support that you provide”    Alan

“TNA UK is a brilliant resource for help and advice”     Chris

“TNA UK is a life saver and does so much for people”   Tammy

TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA is an extremely severe unilateral episodic facial pain that tends to come and go unpredictably in sudden shock-like attacks. The pain is normally triggered, for example by light touch, and is described as stabbing, shooting, excruciating or burning. It usually lasts for a few seconds but there can be many bursts of pain in quick succession.  There can be slight variations of trigeminal neuralgia which require different treatments.

WE ARE the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK (TNA UK).  We provide information, support and encouragement to those who suffer this excruciatingly painful condition. Our aim is to raise awareness of TN within the medical community and the general public at large.  As a registered charity, TNA UK is entirely dependent on donations and annual membership fees in order to continue its work.  We receive no funding whatsoever from central Government or corporate organisations.

Latest News

Norfolk Local Support Group meeting

Pleas.e note that the meeting due to take place in May has now been cancelled

Local Support Group meetings cancelled

We regret to announce that due to the current restrictions surrounding the coronavirus outbreak the following meetings are cancelled: South East Essex - 4th April Cheshire Group - 18th April To contact the Support Group leader please visit the members area.

Nottingham and Buckinghamshire meetings

Please note that the Nottingham meeting due to be held on the 21st March and the Buckinghamshire meeting due to be held on 4th April have both been cancelled.  It is hoped that these meetings will take place later in the year so please keep checking the website for...

STOP PRESS: Liverpool meeting cancelled

It is with regret that the Trustees have agreed that it is in the best interest of members, volunteers and staff to postpone the Liverpool meeting that was due to take place on Friday 27th March.  This is hugely disappointing as we were expecting a record number of...

Newsletter 68

Newsletter 68 is now available in the members area.

New section under “About TN”

Explaining your TN to children or does your child have TN - please see information under:

Newsletter 67

The latest edition of the Newsletter is now available in the members area.

Recycle your old ink cartridges for TNA UK

Please use the following link to help raise funds for TNA UK.  If you register with Recycle4Charity via our personalised page TNA UK will automatically be set as your beneficiary:  

South Norfolk/Suffolk Support Group Report

Please see the members area for a report of the inaugural meeting in September.

Norfolk LSG Meetings

A report of the last meeting of the group is now available in the members area.