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“The BasicNeeds Model is an innovative approach which treats the whole person by combining social and economic empowerment with treatment and care. BasicNeeds have proved that they can deliver this model at scale in many different settings, and it is exciting that through the new social franchise model, services could be extended to reach many more people, in need.”

Mary De Silva
Centre for Global Mental Health

“The BasicNeeds Model demonstrates how mental health care can be delivered alongside economic empowerment which ensures that both the health and socio-economic needs of people with mental health problems are address concurrently. This is an outstanding example of integration of mental health care in practice and deserves to be widely adopted in communities around the world.

Vikram Patel
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Helen Lederer makes an appeal for our work in Africa and Asia to enable people with mental illness to lead better lives. Listen to her audio clip explaining why she was pleased to support BasicNeeds’ BBC Radio 4 Appeal.

Helen Lederer
British comedienne, actress and writer

“With the support of BasicNeeds we have recently developed a comprehensive manual describing our Community Centre Model, something we’ve been trying to achieve for a very long time. BasicNeeds’ expertise in the area of replicating a community focused model has helped us complete this project and we are very happy with the result. The handbook is intended for use by other organisations seeking to replicate our model in their own locations as a means of scaling up our work..”

Meheen Rangoonwala
Rangoonwala Foundation

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