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:
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.