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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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BasicNeeds wins most votes among League of Legends gaming community

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Video game developer Riot Games, will donate at least £1 million to improve the lives of people living with mental illness after BasicNeeds won the most votes among players of their game “League of Legends”. 80% of people affected by mental illness live in low- or middle-income countries, where most have little or no access… Read more

Lord Blunkett highlights the importance of mental health

David Blunkett

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett has highlighted the need to improve mental health support for people in the world’s poorest communities. Speaking at a reception at the House of Lords on 1st November which he hosted on behalf of CBM and BasicNeeds, Lord Blunkett pointed out the scale of this global challenge and how more… Read more

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