Lifting The Burden's charitable objects are:
for the benefit of the public, to relieve the suffering caused by headaches of all kinds to people around the world, in particular but not exclusively by
- measuring and raising awareness of the burdens attributable to headache disorders;
- planning and helping to plan and implement health-care and educational initiatives that will mitigate these burdens wherever in the world they occur;
- and collaborating with the World Health Organization and other organizations.
Lifting The Burden pursues these objects by leading the Global Campaign against Headache.
It was admitted into Official Relations with the World Health Organization in January 2011.