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Innovations in 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 where people with mental illness feel proud to live in.  

Since 2000, BasicNeeds has transformed the lives of over 625,000 people with mental illness and epilepsy, their carers and family members globally. 


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Grand Challenges Canada announces $1 million investment for better mental health in Africa

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We are thrilled to announce that Grand Challenges Canada has made a $1 million investment to improve mental health in African nations. This investment will enable organisations in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria to deliver our holistic and community based Model for Mental Health and Development via a social franchise agreement. The funding is expected to transform… Read more

In conversation with Hub Culture on mental health at #Davos2015

Watch Chris Underhill’s interview with Edie Lush, Executive Editor of Hub Culture at the World Economic Forum in Davos.  

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