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Which mental health challenges do expats face?

The Bulletin's 'Brussels Explained' Series

"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!

https://deburen.eu/programma/5102/which-mental-health-challenges-do-expats-face 


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Return to normal hours

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:

  • 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. 

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The CHS Helpline is open

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

In Belgium. In English. For You. 

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Upcoming Event: Decision 2020

AmCham Belgium
Decision 2020: The US Presidential Race after Super Tuesday


"Join us for a talk with Democrats Abroad and Republicans Overseas!"


What can we expect from the election campaign in the run up to the November vote? Where do the candidates stand on the issues that matter to voters?

In the aftermath of Super Tuesday, when many key states hold their primaries and caucuses, we will hear from Democrats Abroad and Republicans Overseas – bring your own questions!

For US citizens in Belgium, this is an opportunity to participate in the debate and share views and concerns about their home country. For non-Americans, this event represents a way to understand what are the main actors and issues at stake. For both US and non-US citizens from all backgrounds and ages, this is a unique opportunity to actively express their ideas and get concrete answers to their questions on an election that will impact the whole world. Moreover, both the Democrats Abroad and the Republicans Overseas will provide the opportunity to register to vote to any US citizen attending the event. 

 Program:

6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Welcome drink and registrations

6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Panel and Q&A

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Networking reception

The event is FREE for AmCham Belgium's members, St. John's International School students, staff and families and members/volunteers of the following organizations:
• Democrats Abroad
• Republicans Overseas
• The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)
• The American Club of Brussels
• The American Women's Club of Brussels (AWCB)
• Community Help Service  (CHS)
• The Bulletin 

​Event Name ​Decision 2020: The US Presidential Race after Super Tuesday ​Date ​12/03/2020
Organiser ​American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium ​Time ​18h00-21h00
​Tickets​€20, register here​LocationSt Johns International School
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Upcoming Event: Bright Expats Breakfast Conference

Breakfast Conference: Thursday, 19th of March 2020
Enrolling with the local school system


"Are you eager to know more about the educational landscape of Brussels, to get some tips to navigate the different systems, curriculum and procedures?"

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.

Programme
* 8h30: Welcome breakfast
* 9h00: Conference
* 9h50: Questions & Answers
* 10h0: 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.

​Event Name ​Enrolling with the local school system ​Date ​19/03/2020
Organiser ​Bright Expats ​Time ​8h30 - 10h00
​TicketsRegister here​LocationBright Expats, Brussels
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