CHS has been supporting the international community of Belgian community regardless of their nationality or circumstances since 1971. No-one should feel that they are alone - help is only a telephone call away.
CHS operates a Mental Health Services Centre in Brussels, housing an international team of professional therapists who provide support for a comprehensive range of mental health issues. All our therapists speak English and many also work in other languages.The therapists are supported by a team of volunteers who also manage the administrative aspects of CHS, a non-profit organisation.
We also operate a 24/7 Helpline in English, for children, adolescents and adults. Calls are free of charge, anonymous and confidential.The Helpline is staffed by a team of volunteers that is recruited, trained, supervised and supported by the mental health professionals working with CHS.
The CHS Mental Health Services 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, click the link below.
"Feeling like an insider instead of an outsider is the best thing that can happen to an expat living abroad. But getting there isn't always easy and moving abroad comes with a set of challenges. How does this impact the mental health of expats?"
Join journalist Sarah Crew from The Bulletin for an explainer on health challenges faced by expats followed by a conversation with Selma Franssen and questions from the audience.
The event will be held online via Facebook Live on Wednesday, September 23 at 19:30-20:00. Click the link for more information and to attend the event!
As of September, the CHS Mental Health Services Centre will resume regular office hours :
To make an appointment, you should call the Centre on 02 647 67 80 (10h00-16h00, Monday-Friday). You will be recontacted with an appointment offer after our weekly online staff meeting.
The CHS Helpline is available 24/7. Call 02 648 40 14 for information, support or someone to talk to.
The Community Help Service continues to follow the advice of Belgian authorities and the World Health Organisation to ensure the safety of our clients, volunteers and staff.
Anyone in a high-risk group is strongly advised to request an online/telephone appointment.
The following rules apply to visitors to our Centre:
These guidelines may change as the situation in Belgium evolves. We will keep you up-to-date via our website and social media channels.