This was stated by Minister of Health Paulette Lenert. In October, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel announced that the program would be presented before the end of this year. However, according to Lenert, the National mental health plan is still in the final stages of development.
The plan was part of the coalition agreement back in 2018, and was supposed to start in 2021. However, due to the covid pandemic, its implementation was consistently pushed back to ever later dates. Now the plan is being finalized so that it does not contradict another, as yet unnamed project, which will also start in early 2023.
The country needs a National mental health plan: the tension in this area is high now. The national health insurer CNS still cannot properly negotiate reimbursement amounts for therapy sessions with psychotherapists. And the psychologists union demands to regulate the infrastructure of work in the sector in order to ensure the professionalism of workers.