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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 where people with mental illness feel proud to live in.  

Since 2000, BasicNeeds has transformed the lives of 624,926 people with mental illness and epilepsy, their carers and family members globally. 

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Global Mental Health given Focus in Disability Debate

Reducing the devastating impact of mental illness globally was given a special mention last week, during the House of Commons debate on Disability and Development. The debate follows the recent publication of the Department for International Development’s Disability Framework, which BasicNeeds contributed evidence to. The debate focused on the framework’s key promise to ensure that… Read more

One more year of partnership

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BasicNeeds Sri Lanka is delighted to announce a third year of funding from the British Asian Trust, to continue its crucial work in the Batticaloa region of East Sri Lanka. People in Batticaloa are still living with the consequences of the country’s long civil war, compounded by the 2005 Tsunami. Poverty, low achievement and mental… Read more

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