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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 602,529 people with mental illness and epilepsy, their carers and family members globally.Learn more…


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The true price of mental mental health and the low cost solution


Take one of the most deeply ‘unfashionable,’ ‘no-go’ topics of our time, add a quagmire of financial recession, unfathomable geographical areas and a penchant for ‘charity starts at home’ mentality and ultimately the recipe produces … well, a distinct lack of funding or recognition for the vast problem of mental illness and epilepsy in low… Read more

International Development Committee’s Report on Disability and Development 2014

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BasicNeeds welcome’s the International Development Committee’s (IDC) Report on Disability and Development 2014 , especially the attention given to mental health that has been achieved through the influence of those like BasicNeeds and others who are committed to working in mental health in resource poor settings. The report recognises the high unmet need of mental health care… Read more

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