BasicNeeds-Ghana’s mission is “to develop and implement initiatives that directly involve people with mental illness or epilepsy, their families and communities, and other organisations to enhance self-determination and influence public opinion and decision-making on mental health and development”.

Summary of relevant work: 

Since its establishment in 2002 to date (June, 2015), BasicNeeds-Ghana has ensured that more than 26,000 people with mental illness and epilepsy in some 95 districts in 7 regions of Ghana have benefitted from mental health services within the proximity of their communities. 

Address: 

23 Fuo Residential Area,

P. O. Box TL1140,

Tamale,

Northern Region

Ghana.

 

Telephone: 
+233 3720 223 566, +233 3202 781 217
Key partners: 

BasicNeeds Int'l

GHS

CHAG

GKS

CEDEP

MIHOSO International

MEHSOG

CPRI

Funders: 

UK aid

EU

KOICA

GCC

Comic Relief

STAR-Ghana

BLF

CFLI

JOAC

 

Seeking collaboration with: 
Other organizations
Experts by experience/service users
Researchers
Policy makers
Country: 
Ghana

Innovations and resources

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Scaling up the BasicNeeds Model through a social franchise approach

BasicNeeds Model for Mental Health and Development & The Social Franchise Business Model
Region: 
Africa
Disorder: 
All disorders