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
Links are grouped under:
Disclaimer: CHS has provided links to websites that may be of help however we cannot be held responsible for the content of these websites.
General Support & Help
German speaking Help Line. 108
French speaking Help Line. 107
Dutch speaking Help Line. 106
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Adult ADHD Support Group
Stephanie Clark 02/ 305.90.30
02/511.40.30 or 07815.25.56
Al-Anon Family Groups
Help for families and friends of problem drinkers.
Tel.: 0472-317570. Visit the website for more information.
Association Supporting Children who Learn Differently.
Susan van Alsenoy: 03/ 568.80.56
Work worldwide to provide emotional support, reduce suicide and listen to people who are in distress, without judging them or telling them what to do. www.befrienders.org.
They have prepared a document on stress which you can
download or read here.
(You need a pdf program such as Acrobat Reader to read it.
Tip: If you would like to save the document to your hard drive, right click on the link and select "Save Target As". This is usually quicker than opening it in your browser.)
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.
Brussels Childbirth Trust
www.bctbelgium.org 02/ 215.33.77
Support for Cancer sufferers, English spoken.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com or 02/ 757.06.21 (ignore change in dial tone).
Europe’s Children Our Concern
For children with learning difficulties. www.ecoc.be 02/ 613.27.03.
The Mental Health Sites Directory
A directory of mental health services based in the U.S.
Useful Sites for the Expatriate
Publish English-language magazines aimed at the expatriate community including The Bulletin (weekly including the What's On insert), The Newcomer (biannual) and the Expatriate Directory (biannual). www.ackroyd.be
A magazine in English with resources for international families in Belgium. Check the Blog/Forum section where you can exchange ideas and information. www.awaymagazine.be
British Chamber of Commerce
Advice, service, support and networking opportunities for British businesses in Belgium.
www.britcham.be/ 02/ 540.90.30
Information website in both English and French. www.brusselslife.be
Information about English-speaking churches of all denominations in Belgium but mostly focused on Brussels. http://churchestogether.be
Help for expatriates on overseas moving and relocation abroad: accommodation, jobs, international schools, health, etc. www.easyexpat.com/
Website dedicated to the needs of the expatriate community in Belgium. www.expatica.com
ING Expat Service
Banking for expats
A CHS initiative: a website posting volunteering opportunities for English speaking people in Belgium.
News and information site for expatriates in Brussels. www.xpats.com
Expatriate Clubs and Societies
1st Brussels British Scout Group
American Women’s Club of Brussels
Organizes philanthropic, social and cultural activities for its members, engages in welfare and cultural activities which contribute to closer Belgo-American understanding, and fosters fellowship for the American women resident in Brussels and environs. http://www.awcb.org/
English language group.
Arranges monthly illustrated talks between October and May on a wide variety of subjects; these are given in English by leading British experts who travel to Brussels for the occasion www.bridfas.org.
British & Commonwealth Women’s Club of Brussels
Provides opportunities for its members to meet each other, to pursue hobbies and interests or to take up new ones and to help newcomers settle into their new community. http://www.bcwcb.org/
British Computer Society
Belgium Section www.bcs.org
British United Football Club
Brussels Barbarians Rugby Football Club
Brussels British Community Association
Brussels Light Opera Company
Produce musicals and light opera. www.bloc-brussels.com
International Jewish Center
The International Jewish Center is Belgium's only Reform, English-speaking Jewish community. They offer Shabbat and holiday services, weekly Hebrew school, lectures, adult education, and young professionals' activities. All welcome! 0477/28.16.78, www.ijc.be.
Royal Brussels British Football Club
Royal British Legion
Royal Society of Chemistry
Belgium Section - www.rsc.org
Royal Naval Association
Belgium branch www.britishinbrussels.com
The International Chorale of Brussels.
A multinational choir of around 45 singers who perform two concerts each year. www.Internationalchorale.com
The Irish Club of Belgium
Promoting Ireland in Belgium and serving the Irish-Belgian Community. www.irishclub.be
The National Trust Association in Belgium
Theatre in English – Theatre in Education
Stages professional productions of English theatre works, presents theatre classes and workshops to schools and universities and offers Youth Theatre drama during the school year.www.theatreinenglish.be
Women’s International Club, Brussels
Seeks to foster goodwill, friendship and understanding amongst members of all countries through cultural and recreational activities and to welcome and assist newcomers to Belgium. www.wicbrussels.com
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.