7.8 Current debates and reforms
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Forthcoming policy developments
The national action plan on youth (2022-2025) will focus on the reinforcement of well-being and will underline the importance of well-being for young people. The plan defines concrete actions in the psycho-socio-educational fields in order to positively affect the well-being of young people. The plan will be finalised and published in 2022 and implemented between 2022 and 2025.
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.