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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.

If you visit the Centre as a client, we ask you to follow these rules:

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.

https://www.chsbelgium.org/en/index.php/mental-health-coronavirus

CHS News & Events

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CHS - OPEN POSITIONS: CHS is currently looking for Psychiatrists and Clinical Psychologists/Psychotherapists, both in the Adults' team, as well as the Children, Adolescents and Family team. Please take a look at the "Centre - Open Positions" page on our website for more information. CLICK HERE

Seminar - Let's Talk About Mental Well-Being (4 June)

Struggling with the silence and stigma around conversations about Mental Well-Being?

Unfortunately, it can still be difficult to have these conversations in the open and challenge the culture of silence that surrounds them. That's why Analogue to Digital have begun this series of seminars aimed at breaking down the fear and uncertainty surrounding issues like depression, anxiety, stress and panic attacks.

Join the conversation and hear from a diverse and impressive panel of experts including our affiliated member, Art Therapist, Angela Haren.

Time: 18:15 - 21:00
Location: ING Contact Centre, Marnix Laan, 1000 Brussels

Register for free HERE
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CHS Office closed 30th & 31st of May

Due to the public holiday in Belgium this week, our office will be closed on Thursday May 30th and Friday May 31st.

We will be open again as usual on Monday June 3rd.

Our Helpline (02 648 40 14) will remain open 24/7 over the long weekend should you need someone to talk to.
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Perfomance by the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines - 3 June

Perfomance by the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines - 3 June
The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Plymouth will perform on Grand Place, Brussels, on the evening of Monday 3rd of June.

The performance will take place directly in front of City Hall, with the band marching out at 19:00 under the direction of Captain Daryl Powell (Royal Marines). It will also include a display by the band's world famous Corps of Drums.

CHS will be in attendance so please stop by our stand to say hi!
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Community Help Service Annual Report 2018

The CHS Annual General Meeting was held on 20 May 2019.

After 4 years as the Chair of CHS Geoff Brown is standing down and board member Jeremy Jennings is taking over.

It was also announced that Marie-Thérèse Kastl has stepped down as Clinical Director with Lisa Classen taking over.

We thank Geoff and Marie-Thérèse for their hard work and commitment and wish Jeremy and Lisa well in their new roles.

You can read the full Chairman's Report by clicking HERE

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Darkness Into Light - 11 May

Darkness into Light is a 5 km walk which will take place in Parc Cinquantenaire on 11 May at 5 am.

The Darkness into Light initiative began in 2009, when a bereaved couple in Dublin rose at 4 am to walk from darkness into dawn in memory of their son, who had been lost to suicide. The event has grown exponentially since then - from 400 people in Dublin's Phoenix Park to an event celebrated last year in over 145 towns and cities worldwide, with 180k participants.

This year will be the second time the Darkness into Light event is held in Belgium. The money raised at the event will help support Pieta House Ireland, and two Belgian organisations: Centrum ter preventie van zelfdoding and Centre du prévention du suicide, all dealing with mental health and suicide.

CHS will be there taking part and supporting this important cause.

For more information and to register, click here.
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