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BasicNeeds-Ghana Celebrates 20 Years Of Disability Advocacy

BasicNeeds Ghana, a mental health and development advocacy non-governmental organisation is 20 years today.

The Organisation was set-up and registered on April 12, 2002, with the vision of ensuring that people with mental illness or epilepsy live in dignity and satisfy their basic needs and exercise their basic rights.

BasicNeeds has contributed greatly to improving the lives of over 100,000 people with mental illness and their families in Ghana through awareness creation on mental health, aimed at   stigma reduction and improved knowledge  on mental illness, capacity building for various stakeholders on mental health  issues, access to treatment services, sustained and secured livelihood for people with mental illness, influencing policy for inclusiveness and prioritization, as well as empowering people with mental illness through the self-help- groups for self-advocacy at district and national levels .

BasicNeeds-Ghana, today, celebrates 20 years of sustained mental health advocacy, 20 years of mental health awareness raising, 20 years of facilitating  community mental  health services in Ghana, 20 years of providing sustainable  sources  of livelihood for people  with mental illness and 20 years of promoting  anti -stigma  campaigns  in mental  health.

The organisation has a number of activities lined up to celebrate its achievements from now until October 10, 2022.


Source: Disabilitynewsgh.com

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