Like in the UK mental illness is stigmatised in Ghana, communities and families often disown those with mental illness.
We arrived at the Basic Needs mental health self help group on a hot, humid afternoon to find the group running their monthly meeting under the shade of the trees. The meeting was chaired by Dora a project beneficiary, a passionate and inspirational woman who really empowered her fellow beneficiaries. The meeting covered the loans the group received to train and start new businesses, taking it in turns to share healthcare advice and ends with amazing singing. Sometimes just a small amount of money, just ten pounds can get someone restarted in work after a break due to illness. Incredibly inspirational project which is run by the Basic Needs Trust and funded by Comic Relief.
This is a digital postcard sent from TeamHonk (www.mammasaurus.co.uk; www.aresidence.co.uk; www.mummybarrow.com) during their travels with Comic Relief in Ghana celebrating #goodwork.
For the past 25 years the money raised through Red Nose Day has been changing the lives of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa. Let’s Keep Up the Good Work. Find out how at rednoseday.com.
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