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
CHS relies on the sale of its publications to raise a significant portion of the money needed to maintain the Mental Health Centre and the Help Line. These publications are:
Having Your Baby in Belgium
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Having a baby far from your home country and wider family can turn a happy and exciting time of your life into a stressful one.
Pregnancy care may be very different from the country in which you grew up; your legal requirements and entitlements certainly will be; you may have a clear idea of how you would like to give birth – at home, in hospital, a natural birth, a water birth – but how can you find out whether your choice is possible?
These are problems that parents-to-be can live without.
Now a new sixth edition of Having Your Baby in Belgium, a publication by the Brussels-based Community Help Service, answers all these questions and more.
This complete guide from conception to birth and beyond is presented on a fully navigable CD with single click links to helpful websites, mounted in a book which contains the stories of mothers and fathers in their own words, including the birth of IVF twins.
Carefully researched, medically checked and comprehensive in its guidance, it is an easy way for mums and dads-to-be to answer all their questions.
Order your copy, for 10 euro, from the CHS, which has been helping the English-speaking community in Brussels for 40 years.
Retiring in Belgium - A Guide for Expats
Written by a group of American and British expatriates who have themselves recently retired in Brussels, the book covers the practical, psychological and financial issues surrounding this major life-changing event. Among other topics, it looks at:
- Planning where to live, how to spend your time, how to use IT to its best advantage.
- Pensions, investments and taxation.
- Health care, accommodation as you grow older and end of life matters.
There are two useful appendices – a checklist and a questionnaire designed to help the planning process.
The writers, known collectively as The BRATS, put together the guide from the research they had themselves undertaken to prepare for this next stage in their lives. It is in no way a substitute for professional advice and expertise, but is a useful starting point for retirement planning.
For a flavour of the book, click here.
Order your copy (€15 + postage) direct from CHS on 02 647 67 80.
Also available from Waterstone's. (See below.)
The CHS Calendar
The Community Help Service annual calendar is much more than a calendar. Instead, it’s chock-full of useful, practical and sometimes ‘out-of –the way’ information for both newcomers to Brussels and long-term residents alike. For example, our calendar contains vacation dates for Belgium’s English-speaking schools, details of entertainment venues, street markets, hospitals and clinics etc. and much more besides. All information is up to date and presented in an easily-accessible format so that the CHS calendar remains a valuable and ready reference-source throughout the year – just one of the reasons why people buy it year after year.
Where to Obtain Them
Both these publications are available from the following stockists:
- Directly from the CHS office.
Cook & Book, Ave Paul Hymans 251, 1200 Woluwe,
02-761 26 00 (Baby book only).
International, Rue Archimede 59, 1000 Brussels,
02-735 11 38.
International, Alleé du Petit Paris 5b, 1410 Waterloo,
02-353 04 30.
- Press Book Shop, Overijse, next to Delhaize, 02-687 88 79.
Sterling Books, Rue Fosse aux Loups 38, 1000 Brussels,
02-223 62 23.
- Stonemanor, Steenhofstraat 28, 3078 Everberg, 02-759 49 79.
Rue Theophile Delbar 8a, 1410 Waterloo,
02-351 63 53.
- Treasure Trove, Brusselsesteenweg 7, 3080 Tervuren 02.767 74 76.
Boulevard Adolphe Max 71-75, 1000 Brussels,
02-219 27 08.
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.