Welcome to the Community Help Service

CHS has been supporting the international community of Belgium since 1971, regardless of nationality or their circumstances . No-one should feel that they are alone - help is only a telephone call away.

CHS operates a Mental Health Services Centre in Brussels, housing an international team of professional therapists who provide support for a comprehensive range of mental health issues. All our therapists speak English and many also work in other languages. The therapists are supported by a team of volunteers who also manage the administrative aspects of CHS, a non-profit organisation.

We also operate a 24/7 Helpline in English, for children, adolescents and adults. Calls are free of charge, anonymous and confidential.The Helpline is staffed by a team of volunteers that is recruited, trained, supervised and supported by the mental health professionals working with CHS.

Book a CHS AppointmentCall the CHS Helpline

The CHS Mental Health Services Centre is an appointment-only service and does not have a drop-in emergency facility. In an emergency where you require immediate access to psychiatric help and live in the Brussels/Leuven area, click the link below.

The Community Help Service is looking for volunteers!

Should you be interested in volunteering in the Helpline team or in the Offices of the Mental Health Services Centre, please email us at: office@chsbelgium.org.

You can find more information on these vacancies here

CHS Latest News & Events

23 November 2023

BBCA Annual Christmas Event 

Once again the Brussels British Community Association (BBCA) requests the pleasure of your company for their annual Christmas Cocktail in the company of His Britannic Majesty's Ambassador, Martin Shearman.

The event will be on the evening of Monday 11 December 2023 at a prestigious venue in central Brussels from 6pm.

We will be welcomed by HE Martin Shearman, British Ambassador to Belgium and the evening will feature our annual presentation of Cheques to the four BBCA Charities and also a raffle with great prizes with all proceeds this year donated to support the great work of the Community Kitchen in Brussels.

The cost of the evening is € 15 for BBCA members and € 20 for non members.

Prior registration and payment is required. Reservations will be accepted on a first paid/ first served basis and your reservation is not confirmed without payment. Reservations will be accepted up to 18h00 on Thursday 7 December 2023 subject to availability.

All guests will be asked to show a valid identification on arrival at the event.

To enquire about reservations, please email BBCA.NewsAndEvents@gmail.com.

23 November 2023

Career Mobility
Expats Workshop

Our upcoming workshop for expats is just around the corner and we are so excited!

This workshop is dedicated to expats who want to develop, continue or find a new career in Belgium, with a special attention to expats' partners:

  • You'll find out more about Actiris, Brussels Public Employment Service, through Virgine Van Lierde, the Innovation Project Manager at ACTIRIS, who will share the mission of Actiris and how it can help you in your job search.
  • You will also hear from Virginie Jullien, a professional coach accredited PCC by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) who, after her own expatriation, set up her own nomadic coaching business focusing on well-being and transitions. She will focus on partners and how to create their own expatriation project:
    • What are the options (same career, new career, career break)?
    • What are the challenges (equivalent qualifications, work permits, language barriers, childcare, etc)?
  • You will also meet a KBC Brussels expert with another perspective on the subject.

Interested? Sign up below. We're looking forward to welcome you with good coffee, croissants, great company and insights.
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Detailed schedule:

  • 9:00: Welcome coffee
  • 9:30: Presentation on Actiris services prepared by Virginie Van Lierde, Actiris
  • 10:00: Presentation "Expatriation, a unique opportunity to reinvent yourself!" by Virginie Jullien, ICF PCC coach
  • 10:30: KBC expert
  • 11:00: Q&A
  • 12:00: End

Save the date and place:

📆 7 December 2023

📍 Packimpex Office (Ex Bright Expats), Avenue de Broqueville 40, 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert