Welcome to the Community Help Service

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.

Book a CHS AppointmentCall the CHS Helpline

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.

CHS Latest News & Events

13 July 2020

Over Summer, the Community Help Service will continue to provide support to our clients through our Helpline and Mental Health Services Centre. Please be advised of the changes to opening hours.

The CHS Helpline will remain open from 7am until 12 midnight during the months of July and August. Call 02 648 40 14 for information, support or someone to talk to.

The CHS Mental Health Services Centre will remain open with CHS psychotherapists and psychiatrists offering online, telephone and face-to-face appointments. Our office will be open from 10:00-13:00 (weekdays) to receive appointment requests.

To make an appointment, you can call the centre on 02 647 67 80 (10h00-13h00 weekdays) or send an email to [email protected]. You will be recontacted with an appointment offer after our weekly online staff meeting.

 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:

  • Clients are required to wear a mask at all times while visiting the Centre and to sanitise their hands upon entry.
  • Clients should arrive as close to their appointment as possible and will be greeted at the door by their therapist. The waiting room is not in use.
  • Any person experiencing flu symptoms or respiratory complaints should not attend their appointment.

These guidelines may change as the situation in Belgium evolves. We will keep you up-to-date via our website and social media channels. 

23 March 2020

​If you need information, support or someone to talk to, CHS is always here for you. 

In Belgium. In English. For You.