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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 617,919 people with mental illness and epilepsy, their carers and family members globally. Learn more…


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Finally we are here…mental health is getting closer to the global stage

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I am delighted to share with you that BasicNeeds alongside many global leaders and health experts has pledged to support the call to the United Nations for the inclusion of mental health in the post-2015 global development agenda. Inclusion in the global development agenda will ensure that mental illness moves another step towards gaining the… Read more

The BasicNeeds Vietnam success story

Phan Thi My Loi Vietnam

We are pleased to announce that the evaluation recently conducted on our three year Vietnamese programme has shown positive changes to mental health provision and to the experiences of those living with mental health conditions in the programme area of Thua Thien province. “Attending sessions organised by BasicNeeds has given me confidence. I no longer… Read more

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