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7. Health and Well-Being

7.8 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Forthcoming policy developments
  2. Ongoing debates

Forthcoming policy developments

The national action plan on youth (2022-2025) focuses on the reinforcement of well-being of young people. The concrete actions of the plan will be implemented between 2022 and 2025.

Ongoing debates

A recommendation report on the setup of a national strategy on mental health for children and young people was published in 2010. It defines future needs and challenges for a youth-centred mental health policy (CRP-Santé & MS, 2010). The strategy has not been adopted yet, and the different recommendations presented in the report are still under discussion.

The mental health reform (réforme de la psychiatrie et politique de santé mentale) is in its phase of implementation. This reform aims at a decentralisation of services, at the readjustment of pathways to services and at the improvement of the quality of services.

The government programme 2018-2023 calls for the depenalisation of the use of recreational cannabis. Currently, the draft law is in preparation and undergoing public debate.