The BasicNeeds Review
Our annual review allows us to look back over what we’ve achieved over the last year and also set out what we’ve done against the back drop of different themes.
You can download previous editions of the BasicNeeds Annual Review below.
|Recovery From Mental Disorders >>|
The experience of recovering from a mental disorder is unique for every individual and each person has their own definition of it. BasicNeeds has observed that aspects are common to most understandings of recovery. This edition of the Review in which we examine the progress of the organisation set against a background of recovery.
|No Access, No Treatment >>|
Two of the biggest problems facing the long-term recovery of mentally ill people in developing countries are the access to trained and locally available human resources and a cost-effective sustainable supply of medicaiton. Despite calls for improvements in these areas, the situation continues to deteriorate. This Review discusses BasicNeeds' experience of the lack of human resources (both professional and informal) and medication supply and the impact this has on mentally ill people. It also shows the powerful impact that BasicNeeds needs is making in people's communities when sustainable treatment is brought into people's communities.
|There’s No Place Like Home >>|
2007 is the year predicted by the United Nations when, for the first time ever, more people will live in urban environments that rural ones. This shift presents new challenges for development practice. In light of this, this review considers themes of settlement and their impact on mental health and development. The expanding work of our programmes is also discussed through this lens. Published in 2006.
|Community, My Community >>|
This Review focuses on issues faced by local communities and how mentally ill people are affected by community stigma, rejection from the community, and then finally reacceptance after BasicNeeds involvement. The work of our programmes is also discussed. Published in 2005.
|Right to be Treated, to be Treated Right >>|
This Review highlights the need for mentally ill people to have treatment where they most need it and the abuse that mentally ill people face as a result of stigma. It also discusses the work in our programmes. Published 2004.
|A Model for Mental Health and Development >>|
This Review sets out the way we work, the Model for Mental Health and Development, and also discusses the different facets of the organisation, including what happened in our programmes on the ground. Published 2003.
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