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CSO Coalition, BNGh Support People Living with Mental Illness, Epilepsy

BasicNeeds Ghana, on April 30 and May 1, distributed food and other items worth GHȻ 50,000 to 110 persons living…

Phase 1 of UNDP Funded Dry Season Gardening Project Ends Featured

BasicNeeds-Ghana has successfully ended the first phase of a dry season gardening project funded by the United Nations Development Programme…

DFID, Development Partners Visit APH, SHGs Featured

On June 14, 2019, the Department for International Development led a visit of development partners to Accra Psychiatric Hospital and…

SHEP Coordinators Undergo Facilitator’s Training on ‘Dang Malgu’

School Health Education Programme (SHEP) Coordinators from the Tishegu Anglican Primary School ‘A’, numbering four (4), have undergone a two-day…

BasicNeeds Convenes Forum to Discuss Mental Health Financing Featured

BasicNeeds-Ghana, on August 29, 2019, organised an inter-ministerial forum which brought together heads of key ministries and government agencies to…

Mental Health Alliance Holds National Meeting

The Alliance for Mental Health and Development, made up of civil society actors in mental health, held a national meeting…

Poll Results Suggest Willingness to Support Mental Health Services

It has come to light that most Ghanaians might be willing to be levied in order to support mental health…

BasicNeeds and Mental Health Alliance Mark World Mental Health Day 2019

BasicNeeds-Ghana led the Alliance for Mental Health and Development (Mental Health Alliance), a civil society network of some 120 NGOs/CBOs…

BasicNeeds Engages with Media on Mental Health Financing

BasicNeeds-Ghana, on 15th November 2019 disseminated key findings of its 2018 mental health resource allocation and tracking exercise carried out…

BasicNeeds, MEHSOG Undergo 2-Day Trauma Workshop

BasicNeeds-Ghana and the Mental Health Society of Ghana (MEHSOG), on December 3, 2019, began a two-day workshop to integrate trauma…

30 SHG Members Acquire Skills in Bead-Making

Thirty (30) self-help group (SHG) members have completed a day’s training in bead-making on December 16, 2019 at the Accra…

My Life is Altered, Not Ended

While in JSS 3, Fatimata Karima began to experience seizures. Initially, her mother perceived a connection between a recent fall…

I Now Feel Part of The Community

One moment he was weeding, the next he was bound by ropes. For the few days prior, Alhassan Mohammed had…

They Can’t Tell That I am Ill

Alhassan sits under a thatch covering, sheltered from the sweltering afternoon heat, deftly passing the shuttle back and forth through…

“Speak Your Mind” Campaign Kicks Off

United for Global Mental Health (UGMH) is an initiative that brings together campaigners, strategic partners, funders and mental health experts…

BasicNeeds-Ghana’s Work in the Upper East Region

Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional capital, was recently made home to the third BasicNeeds-Ghana field office. This was in recognition…

International Women’s Day 2019 – IWD2019

BasicNeeds-Ghana, as a development advocate for inclusion of all marginalised population groups is happy to associate itself with the theme…

Dissemination of Key Findings from Study on People’s Experiences of Torture and Organised Violence at Home and Traditional/Faith-based Healing Centres

A forum has been held in Accra to disseminate key findings from a study on torture and organised violence that…

Midwives, SHG Leaders, Staff Undergo Training in Psycho-Education

A week-long training is underway in Tamale to train primary stakeholders of the Maternal Mental Health Project funded by UK…

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BasicNeeds-Ghana Convenes Meeting of Accra Regional Alliance

On November 30, 2018, BasicNeeds-Ghana convened a meeting with the Greater Accra Regional Alliance for Mental Health and Development as part…

Maternal Mental Health Project Relaunched

BasicNeeds-Ghana has re-launched the UK aid funded Maternal Mental Health project during a well attended ceremony at the British Council…

BasicNeeds-Ghana Develops New Country Strategy

BasicNeeds-Ghana has begun consultations on the development of its new country strategic plan for the period 2019 to 2023. The…

2018 World Mental Health Day Press Statement

“Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World” BasicNeeds-Ghana and Mental Health Society of Ghana Call on Government to…

UK Minister for Africa Visits Nima Mental Health Self-Help Group

The United Kingdom’s Minister of State for Africa, Mrs Harriet Baldwin MP, took time off of her busy schedule to…

Stakeholders Meet to Discuss Mental Health Financing

BasicNeeds-Ghana has organised a meeting of multi-sectoral stakeholders to discuss new and sustainable ways of financing community mental health in…

BasicNeeds and Partners Hold Review Meeting

BasicNeeds-Ghana and its implementation partners held a Programmes’ Implementation Review and Planning Meeting in Tamale from February 21st to 23rd. The…

UK High Commissioner & DFID Director Visit Tolon Self-Help Group

UK High Commissioner to Ghana, His Excellency Iain Walker, yesterday February 7th, visited mental health and epilepsy service users and…

Sharing Experiences of Improving Mental Health in Africa

Experts from mental health programmes in Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria gathered in London on 16th to 22nd January, 2018 to…

BasicNeeds CEO Visits Ghana

BasicNeeds-Ghana is privileged to host the Chief Executive Officer of BasicNeeds UK, Adrian Sell, who is in Ghana for a…

Mamobi Psych Unit Recieves Support

BasicNeeds Ghana has donated a computer and its accessories to the Psychiatric Unit of the Mamobi General Hospital. The donation…

Mental Health Durbar at LEKMA

BasicNeeds-Ghana, in collaboration with the mental health staff of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (LEKMA) Hospital held a durbar to sensitise the…

Overlord of Dagbon Adds Voice to Calls to Respect Rights of People with Mental Illness and Epilepsy

The Regent of Dabgon, Kampakuya Naa Andani Yakubu Abdulai, has declared his special support for people with mental illness and…

Prayer Camp Managers in ER Undergo Training

BasicNeeds-Ghana, on September 6 and 7, 2017 met with managers of prayer camps in the Eastern Region as part of…

EU Ambassador Visits Self-Help Group.

An EU Delegation, led by the European Union Special Representative on Human Rights – Mr Stavros Lambrinidis – visited the Dome…

Specialist Outreach in UWR and UER

BasicNeeds-Ghana organised a week long Psychiatrist outreach in the Upper East and Upper West Regions. The outreach was organised in…

BasicNeeds Team Begin Training on SMART-Africa Protocols

Staff of BasicNeeds-Ghana is undergoing a two-day orientation on the protocols of the project titled “Strengthening Mental Health and Research…

Mental Health in Ghana Could be Better

The CEO of the Mental Health Authority- Ghana, Dr Akwasi Osei, has said that the biggest problems bedevilling the mental…

Engaging with Informal Mental Health Practitioners for Better Mental Health

Respect for rights of vulnerable people is an important consideration within the development space. This is because abuse of the…

Johnson and Johnson Director Visits SHG

Ian B.L. walker, Corporate Citizenship Director of Johnson and Johnson Company Ltd., took some time off to visit BasicNeeds-Ghana and inspect…

BLF Director Visits BasicNeeds

BasicNeeds Ghana was pleased to welcome Melissa Eaglesfield, a Director at Big Lottery Fund (BLF) on 1st October, 2016 in…