Mental Health Centre
Blvd de la Cambre 33
1000 Brussels Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 2 647 67 80
Fax: +32 (0) 2 646 72 73
Bank account: 438-8135291-15
CHS Help Line
+32 (0) 2 648 40 14
An anonymous and confidential
24-hour Crisis and Information
Help Line FAQ's
- What is the Help Line?
- Who can call the Help Line?
- Is there a Help Line available in other languages?
- Do I have to be in a crisis to call the Help Line?
- What kind of information can I get from the Help Line?
- If I need to call again, can I speak to the same person?
- How much will this cost me?
What is the Help Line?
The CHS Help Line is an anonymous, 24 hour, English language, crisis, support and general information telephone service, operated by volunteers, who are trained, supported and supervised by professionals.
Who can call the Help Line?
Anyone, who can speak English, can call the Help Line, including children, adolescents and adults.
Is there a Help Line available in other languages?
Other similar services are available in Belgium in French, Flemish, German and Spanish. See our Useful Links page.
Do I have to be in a crisis to call the Help Line?
No, the Help Line provides a listening ear for anyone who feels in need of emotional support, from those feeling lonely or suffering culture shock, to those feeling depressed or experiencing family problems. It also provides a general information service.
What kind of information can I get from the Help Line?
The Help Line holds a comprehensive database of contacts and general information. This includes doctors, dentists, medical specialists, emergency numbers and procedures, rights and responsibilities in Belgium, lawyers, counselling, mediation, family matters, education, employment, clubs, plumbers, electricians and many more.
If I need to call again, can I speak to the same person?
The Help Line operates anonymously. There is no pattern to the staffing of the Help Line so you might not speak to the same person.
How much will this cost me?
Simply the cost of the phone call.
Mental Health in Belgium
Read the CHS article about Mental Health in Belgium on the Xpats website.
CHS Director Retires
Dr. Lucy Fuks retired as Clinical director at CHS at the end of June.
New CHS Book
Retiring in Belgium
This book covers the practical, financial and psychological issues surrounding this major event.
For English-speaking people in Belgium.