Poland spends over EUR 88 million on child psychiatry in 2020

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Outlays on psychiatric care for children and adolescents in 2020 increased from approximately PLN 250 million (EUR 55.26 million) to well over PLN 400 million (EUR 88.42 million).

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki addressing a Wednesday press conference said that the overall number of institutions providing assistance to children and parents grew in 2020 from 365 to 562.

The prime minister said that for several years now the government has been consistently developing and investing in a child psychiatry.

"In August 2019, we introduced a new model of mental health protection for children and adolescents. Last year, expenditure on psychiatric care for children and adolescents increased from about PLN 250 million to well over PLN 400 million. In 2020, we increased the total number of institutions providing assistance to children and parents from 365 to 562," said Morawiecki.

He added that 138 psychological and psychotherapeutic community care centres were launched in April 2020.