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BasicNeeds – Mental Health and Development

BasicNeeds believes that mental health is a right, not a privilege. For millions of mentally ill people around the world, this is not the case. For them, mental illness is a world of poverty, stigma and isolation. BasicNeeds transforms lives by working with mentally ill people so that together, we can build a world that mentally ill people feel proud to live in.  Read more…

To date BasicNeeds has transformed the lives of 617,919 people with mental illness and epilepsy, their carers and family members globally. Learn more…


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No longer can we look away #FundaMentalSDG

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Video by Robin Hammond in support of the #FundaMentalSDG initiative for the inclusion of mental health in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.      

Call for inclusion of mental health in the UN post-2015 development agenda #FundaMentalSDG


Photo Credit: MHaPP-UCT BasicNeeds announces today on World Suicide Prevention Day, that it joins to support the #FundaMentalSDG initiative to advocate adding clear, measurable mental health targets to the United Nations’ Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, which are about to be negotiated by the UN member states following the UN High-level Stocktaking Event on the Post-2015… Read more

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