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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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Riot Games!

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BasicNeeds are delighted to be one of three charities being supported by Riot Games, the organisation behind one of the most successful online games: League of Legends.  BasicNeeds will benefit from a fundraising campaign through the Riot Games 2017 World Championships. Gamers are encouraged to vote for BasicNeeds through the in-game voting system that will… Read more

Improving the lives of people with mental illness: BasicNeeds UK merges with CBM UK

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People living with mental illness in low-and middle-income countries are some of the world’s most marginalised people. Mental health conditions such as depression are the leading cause of disability worldwide, often causing immense suffering and preventing people from earning a living or participating in their community. BasicNeeds is therefore excited to announce our merger with… Read more

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