Quebec Action Plan: more than $1 billion in mental health

The Quebec government will invest more than $1 billion to improve access to mental health care and services.

The interdepartmental mental health action plan (PAISM) announced Tuesday by the government will extend over a period of five years during which 10 government departments and agencies will collaborate with several other partners. A total of $1,152,959,667 will be invested in mental health.

“This is the first action plan in mental health with investments of this magnitude, which will contribute, among other things, to improving access to services, providing recovery-oriented care and promoting the implementation of best practices. “, can we read in a press release.

The objective of this plan is to allow all Quebecers to have access to the services they need in a timely manner. A total of 43 actions classified in seven major areas are thus presented, from prevention to improving access to care and services, including partnerships with community organizations.

“The pandemic has certainly not made things easier for us, but our teams have redoubled their efforts, in addition to adapting our actions to the new realities generated by this unprecedented crisis. We are therefore very proud to present it to you, and to announce concrete actions that will change for good the quality and accessibility of services offered to people with mental disorders and their families”, mentioned the Minister Delegate for Health. and at Social Services, Lionel Carmant.

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