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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 609,382 people with mental illness and epilepsy, their carers and family members globally.Learn more…


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Dining to debate

Harry's bar

A small intimate dinner for close friends at the fancy Harry’s Bar Private Club in London was the first event recently organised by BasicNeeds’ Development Committee this year. Last year, BasicNeeds was pleased to set up the Development Committee consisting of high net worth supporters with Rasha Khawaja, Founder of Toucan as the Chairperson in… Read more

I thought I worked for a charity…


It’s nearly two years since I set foot in BasicNeeds’ office and I am always overwhelmed with the tremendous successes that the organisation has achieved to date. This year, as we start to move more firmly towards becoming a social enterprise, I am humbled by the fact that we are the only UK based international… Read more

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