Welcome to the Community Help Service

CHS has been supporting the international community of Belgium since 1971, regardless of nationality or their circumstances . 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.

The Community Help Service is looking for volunteers!

Should you be interested in volunteering in the Helpline team or in the Offices of the Mental Health Services Centre, please email us at: [email protected].

You can find more information on these vacancies here

CHS Latest News & Events

02 December 2022

Registration for the Brussels British Community Association (BBCA) Reception on 13 December is now open!

Once again BBCA will be requesting the pleasure of your company for their annual Christmas Cocktail in the company of His Britannic Majesty's Ambassador, Martin Shearman. The event will be on the evening of Tuesday 13 December 2022 at a prestigious venue in central Brussels from 6pm.

Invitations to BBCA members and associated groups have been sent via email and registration is open until Thursday 8 December 2022.

To find out more, please email [email protected]

The cost of the evening will be €10 (for BBCA members) or €15 (for non-BBCA members).

During the evening a cash raffle will be held with some great prizes and all proceeds this year will be donated to the Belgian Child Focus charity.

21 October 2022

How & Why do Expats Purchase Real Estate in Brussels?
Breakfast & workshops on 27 October 2022

Are you renting a place in a city you love and, every now and then, dream of a place that would be yours? But you do not really know where to start, how to screen the market, how you can close a loan, what investment would make sense in your position…

Then, our upcoming breakfast and workshops are for you. Please book 27 October in your agenda and come and meet:
Christophe van den Bosch, real estate agent @ Latour et Petit, sharing his insights on the housing market trend
Kim Uyên Pham, Mortgage loan and insurance expert for expats @KBC Brussel, sharing all one needs to know before closing a loan to purchase a home

Just register, come along and enjoy some coffee, croissants and good company...
Looking forward to seeing you there!


Bright Expats Office
Avenue de Broqueville 40 1200 Brussels

* 8h30: Welcome
* 9h00: Session 1 "Main trends of the housing market"
* 9h45: Q&A
* 10h00: Session 2 "How to close a loan to purchase real estate"
* 10h45: Q&A
* 11h 15: End

Bright Expats and KBC Brussels, hosting this conference, will be happy to welcome you with a delicious breakfast and make of this moment an opportunity to meet, exchange views and share experiences; the conference is free of charge. Only a now show fee of 25€ will be charged to people registering and not attending.

See you soon!