BasicNeeeds-Ghana is a mental health advocacy organisation that has the sole purpose of ensuring that people with mental illness and epilepsy are able to access mental health treatment and live and work within their communities. The organization is a member of the BasicNeeds International Federation.
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.