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.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Adult ADHD Support Group
- Stephanie Clark 02/ 305.90.30
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
- 02/511.40.30 or 07815.25.56
- 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.
- 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.
- 02/ 215.33.77
- Support for Cancer sufferers, English spoken.
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.
- 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
- See AngloInfo website
- 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 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
- 0800/231.313 (French)
- 0900/204.204 (Dutch)
A comprehensive guide to the Psycho/Medical/Social Services in Belgium
La Lèche League
Missing Children – SOS Missing Children
A 24/7 helpline providing support and information for parents of missing children.
- Tel 116 000
There are numerous social clubs, special interest groups and expatriate gatherings. For comprehensive listings go to:
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)
- Route de Lennik 808, 1070 ANDERLECHT
- 02/555.34.01 ; 02/555.34.02 ; 02/555.34.05
Clinique St Jean – Botanique
- Blvd du Jardin Botanique 32, 1000 BRUSSELS
Clinique St Jean – Méridien
St Pierre (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire St Pierre)
- Rue Haute 322, 1000 BRUSSELS
- 02 535 39 25
Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel (VUB)
- Laarbeeklan 101, 1090 JETTE
Brugmann (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Brugmann)
- Horta site, Place Van Gehuchten 4, 1020 LAEKEN
Leuven (Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven)
- Campus Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000 LEUVEN
St Luc (Cliniques Universitaire St Luc)
- Avenue Hippocrate 10, 12OO WOLUWE SAINT LAMBERT