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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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Mental health for sustainable development report launched


Following the recent review on global mental health held at the UK Parliament by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Health and APPG on Mental Health, a new report was launched on 26th November 2014 titled ‘Mental Health for Sustainable Development’. Chaired by Lord Nigel Crisp and James Morris MP, the aim of the review… Read more

New report launched: Global mental health from a policy perspective

ODI - MH report

According to the World Health Organisation, there are more than 350 million people living with mental illnesses in the developing world of which 85% have little or no access to treatment. The systems of care and the human resources available in low income countries are limited, and the few that are available are of a… Read more

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