Confirming the news on the sidelines of an event for residents’ rights, Paulette Lenert (LSAP) explained that the strategy was now in its “final preparation stages.” Tweaks still have to be performed to make sure the plan is aligned with another project meant to be presented at the start of 2023.
Prime minister Xavier Bettel (DP) on 11 October had stated that the plan would be ready before the end of the year. The so-called “Plan National de la Santé Mentale” was part of the coalition agreement signed in 2018 and initially was set to be published in 2021. The management of the covid-19 pandemic, however, had taken the ministry’s full attention, leading to a repeated postponement of the plan.
Luxembourg’s mental health sector has been under continuous tension, as the national health insurer CNS and psychotherapists cannot agree on therapy reimbursement, while the psychologist union calls for a regulated framework to ensure the quality of professionals.