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Better Mental Health, Better Lives

Transforming lives of people experiencing mental health problems in the world’s poorest communities.

80% of people facing mental health problems live in developing countries, where fewer than 1 in 5 get any treatment. Many endure prejudice and abuse and are prevented from exercising choice, pursuing opportunities and planning for the future.

We work with local communities in Africa and Asia to tackle stigma, improve access to treatment and support, and provide opportunities for people experiencing mental illness so that they can return to work or continue their education and fulfil their potential.


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Chief Executive of BasicNeeds UK meets self-help groups in Gushegu, Ghana

Gushegu, Ghana

During his visit to the BasicNeeds Ghana programme in December 2017, Adrian Sell, Chief Executive of BasicNeeds UK, visited Gushegu and met with members of seven self-helps groups. Adrian shares his experience: Despite it being a Saturday and not normally a working day in Ghana several staff took time to take me on a visit… Read more

Make a difference this Christmas…


December is finally here and with it our thoughts turn to what to buy our loved ones this Christmas. Before lists and stocking fillers take over though, spare a thought to those with mental illnesses who remain wrapped in chains and denied opportunities. Here’s how you can help: Support a person access mental health care… Read more

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