Displaying items by tag: UK aid
Friday, 20 December 2019 15:45
Thirty (30) self-help group (SHG) members have completed a day’s training in bead-making on December 16, 2019 at the Accra Rehabilitation Centre, located at Adabraka in Accra. The trainees were comprised of pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers and teenage mothers and were drawn from six (6) districts and sub-metros within the Greater Accra Region. It was made possible with funding from UK aid under a maternal mental health project titled: “ Enhancing maternal mental health of pregnant women and mothers and their children to realize maternal and children child health in Ghana.“
Friday, 18 October 2019 09:23
BasicNeeds-Ghana led the Alliance for Mental Health and Development (Mental Health Alliance), a civil society network of some 120 NGOs/CBOs in Ghana, to carry out a series of activities to mark the 2019 World Mental Day (#WMHD2019) with funding support from UK aid. The activities were undertaken to promote the 'Speak Your Mind' Campaign, a global mental health advocacy initiative led by the United for Global Mental Health organisation, and led in Ghana by BasicNeeds-Ghana.
Thursday, 19 September 2019 16:35
The Alliance for Mental Health and Development, made up of civil society actors in mental health, held a national meeting in Accra on Wednesday, 18th September 2019 under the theme "Improving Mental Health Policy and Service in Ghana" . The meeting was funded by UK aid. In attendance were representatives of regional alliances of mental health and development from Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Greater Accra, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and Central Regions.
Friday, 21 June 2019 17:58
On June 14, 2019, the Department for International Development led a visit of development partners to Accra Psychiatric Hospital and to a community mental health peer support group in Jamestown. The Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK Government has, for many years now, supported the development of mental health services aimed at improving the lives of people with mental health issues in Ghana. The visit was, therefore, meant to showcase UK aid’s contribution towards eliminating stigma people with mental illness face and improving availability and access to psychological help for those who need it.
Thursday, 14 February 2019 10:54
A week-long training is underway in Tamale to train primary stakeholders of the Maternal Mental Health Project funded by UK aid. The project, titled “Enhancing Maternal Mental Health of 29,520 pregnant women and mothers and their children to realise maternal and child health in Ghana” is intended to address mental health needs of women within the maternal and child healthcare service delivery system. Facilitators are from UK’s National Health Service (NHS).
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 09:44
BasicNeeds-Ghana has re-launched the UK aid funded Maternal Mental Health project during a well attended ceremony at the British Council in Accra on November 28, 2018. The five-year project, titled "Enhancing Maternal Mental Health of 29520 pregnant women, mothers and their children to realise maternal and child health in Ghana", seeks to improve the maternal and child health of poor and vulnerable pregnant women and new mothers and their children as a way of improving their quality of life.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:33
On November 30, 2018, BasicNeeds-Ghana convened a meeting with the Greater Accra Regional Alliance for Mental Health and Development as part of a UK funded Maternal Mental Health project titled "Enhancing Maternal Mental Health of 29520 pregnant women, mothers and their children to realise maternal and child health in Ghana". The purpose of the meeting was to discuss with alliance members ways in which they could incorporate maternal mental health in their programming as civil society organisations and individuals interested in mental health development.
Thursday, 30 August 2018 15:53
The Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom (UK) in Ghana extended an additional GBP£250,000 grant under the Accountable Grant scheme to BasicNeeds-Ghana. This extension grant is to enable the organisation continue with the implementation of activities of the project titled “Support Government of Ghana to build a community mental health system”. It seeks to address varied, but mutually reinforcing problems and needs confronting mental health in Ghana. These needs include:
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Thursday, 30 August 2018 09:02
The United Kingdom's Minister of State for Africa, Mrs Harriet Baldwin MP, took time off of her busy schedule to visit a self-help group (SHG) of people with mental illness or epilepsy and their care-givers at the Nima- CDR Community Social Center during her working visit to Ghana on August 28, 2018. This peer support group and several others are among self-help groups supported by BasicNeeds-Ghana with funding from UK aid.