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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 57 (2015) 12, 933 - 936

Short report

Reform of the Belgian mental health care system for children and adolescents

D. Van West, L. van Grootel

background The Belgian child and adolescent mental health care system is in the process of being substantially reformed and re-shaped.
aim To outline recent reforms in Belgian child and adolescent mental health care.
method To provide an overview of the recent literature on service delivery and on the organisation of the Belgian mental health care system for children and adolescents.
results On the basis of various studies a National Plan for Child and Adolescent Mental Health was drawn up and recently approved.
conclusion According to this National Plan additional measures will be taken to help children and young people with mental health problems. Networking will play an increasingly important role in the new organisational configuration of the new mental health policy.

keywords child and adolescent psychiatry, mental health, national plan, networks