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.
Community Help Service is committed to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and clients. During the current coronavirus situation, we have put in place guidelines which protect our community whilst reducing the impact on our services. This includes reducing our in-office staff and using video conferencing for our meetings and training.
1) Clients must wear a mask at all times whilst visiting the Centre unless explicitly stated by their therapist. They must also sanitise their hands upon entry.
2) Clients should arrive as close to their appointment time as possible and will be greeted at the door by their therapist. The waiting room is not in use.
3) Do not attend your appointment if you develop flu symptoms or respiratory complaints.
4) It is important that should you experience any COVID symptoms or test positive following a visit to our Centre, you notify CHS in writing, especially if your visit occurred within the 2 days prior to your symptoms appearing, so that appropriate action can be taken promptly.
The current context proves once more how relevant schooling and education are in our children's life. As parents, we are more than ever aware of what is at stake.
Would you like to know more about the different educational systems and enrollment procedures in Belgium?
Bright Expats and KBC Brussels will be happy to welcome you at the next Breakfast Conference, with as topic: "Enrolling with the Local School System", and as speaker Eléonore van Rijckevorsel from Bright Expats.
|Time||Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9h00 to 10h00
Webinar Conference with Bright Expats and KBC Brussels
It's difficult enough being a parent at the best of times. Then Covid-19 happened and suddenly we are thrown into a whole new dimension of modern family life. How do I choose the right school for my child? Am I a terrible parent if I can't help them with homework any more? My children are learning on Zoom... but is this really learning?
In this interactive and conversational session hosted by Bright Expats and KBC Brussels, David Willows will help us navigate some of these parenting dilemmas by drawing upon insights from the ancient philosophers, educational futurists, and his own experience of life with six children.
Dr David Willows is currently Director of Advancement at the International School of Brussels. His blog, fragments2.com, provides stories and reflections on the future of the learning business.
|Time||January 21, 2021 8h50 - 10h00
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