IF YOU NEED URGENT PSYCHIATRIC HELP, SEE HERE.

If you are looking for social and/or expatriate groups, see here.

The Helpline’s resource material includes comprehensive information about the English-speaking support groups that are available. If you cannot find the group you need in the list below, call the Helpline on 02 648 40 14 – it’s a 24/7 service.

All the groups listed below are English-speaking, unless stated otherwise.


ADHD Belgium

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 02 544 19 66 or 0494 17 74 03 or 0488 05 14 80. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Visit the website for more information.

Adult ADHD Support Group

  • Stephanie Clark 02/ 305.90.30

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

  • 02/511.40.30 or 07815.25.56

AA Vlaanderen

  • 03/239.14.15 (English and Dutch)

Al-Anon Family Groups

  • Help for families and friends of problem drinkers.
  • 0472-317570 (An English-speaking line giving information on meetings and other avenues of help). Visit the website for more information.

ASChiLD,

  • Association Supporting Children who Learn Differently.
  • 03/ 568.80.56. Based in the Antwerp area, the Association provides English-language help for parents of children with learning difficulties

British Charitable Fund

  • Provides financial and social assistance to (often elderly) British citizens living in Belgium who find themselves in financial or other distress. For more info visit their website, www.bcfund.be.

Brussels Childbirth Trust

  • A support network for expectant parents and families in Belgium.
  • www.bctbelgium.org
  • 02/ 215.33.77

Cancerhelp

  • Support for Cancer sufferers, English spoken.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 02/ 375.23.20.

Cancer Help - We Care

  • English-speaking support group for women who have had any kind of cancer.
  • Small, informal meetings in members' homes to share questions, experiences, and information.
  • Contact Carol, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 02/ 757.06.21 (ignore change in dial tone).

Child Focus

  • The Foundation for missing and sexually exploited children.See website
  • Tel: 116000 (toll free)

Continuing Care asbl. Palliative care at home

Directory of Support Groups

Drugs

  • Infordrogues (French-language 24-hr service). 02/227.52.52. See website
  • Druglijn (Dutch and English Mon-Fri, 10:00 - 20:00) 078.15.10.20
  • see also the City of Brussels website for Drugs Transit Centre.

Dyslexia

  • Dyslexia International promotes free and fair education and equal opportunities, for those who struggle with reading and writing, by making teacher training the priority
  • ADHD-ASC-Dyslexia Family Resources Belgium

HIV/AIDS

  • 0800/231.313 (French)
  • 0900/204.204 (Dutch)

Infor-Etrangers (French)

A comprehensive guide to the Psycho/Medical/Social Services in Belgium

La Lèche League

Breastfeeding support

Missing Children – SOS Missing Children

A 24/7 helpline providing support and information for parents of missing children.

  • Tel 116 000

Social & Expatriate Groups

There are numerous social clubs, special interest groups and expatriate gatherings. For comprehensive listings go to:

Emergency Psychiatric Care

The CHS Mental Health 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, the following university hospitals have a 24-hour psychiatrist on call (psychiatre de garde). The telephone numbers given are the hospitals’ emergency numbers.

Erasmus hospital (Hôpital Erasme)

Clinique St Jean – Botanique

Clinique St Jean – Méridien

  • Rue du Méridien 1000, 1210 SAINT-JOSSE
  • 02/221 99 02
  • http://www.clstjean.be/stjean/fr/urgences.html
  • St Pierre (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire St Pierre)

    Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel (VUB)

    Brugmann (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Brugmann)

    Leuven (Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven)

    St Luc (Cliniques Universitaire St Luc)