Cecilia Fofo hasy with lived experience of bipolar affective disorder and a mental health advocate trained in early childhood development. She began her mental health advocacy career in 2018, a year after she was diagnosed with a mental health condition. BasicNeedsGhana is a non-governmental organization focusing on mental health and development, aiming to improve the lives of persons with mental health conditions and epilepsy through collaborations, capacity building, community-based mental health care, sustainable livelihood, as well as research and policy influence.