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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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My World: Tackling the mental health stigma


Six photographers, all members of our Shunping project, arrived in Beijing on 16th August for the opening of their exhibition My World. Duna, Yinhuan, Jianyun, Hanqiang, Yuzan and Jiangliang were accompanied by their family members. Also present were some of the Shunping County government staff. For most of photographers, it was their first time in… Read more

Mental health and development programme expands to Matriari, Pakistan

Pledging for mental health

BasicNeeds Pakistan recently entered into a partnership with the Sindh Graduates Association (SGA) who will be implementing the BasicNeeds Mental Health and Development Model in the district of Matiari where BasicNeeds Pakistan would soon be expanding its operations to. A comprehensive and varied 10 day mental health campaign was designed and conducted throughout Sindh in… Read more

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