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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

AmCham EU Webinar - Mental Health in the post COVID-era (open to externals)

Mental health in the post COVID-era: exploring how companies and institutions can support employee well-being

Many corporate leaders realise that the impact on mental health due to the pandemic will have long-lasting consequences for their employees. With this event AmCham EU wishes to bring together institutional voices, business representatives and practitioners for a reflection on how the pandemic has affected employee mental health and how employers can learn from this experience to create more inclusive work environments.
Speakers
Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU
Simon Dwyer, Organisational Psychologist, CHS (Community Help Services)
Laura Luchini, Associate Vice-President, EMEA Regional Head, Global Clinical Trial Operations, MSD
Shunta Takino, Junior Counsellor and Analyst, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
Alvine Tremoulet, Global Diversity & Inclusion lead, Pfizer
Maria Walsh, MEP (EPP, IE), co-Chair, European Parliament Mental Health and Wellbeing coalition
Event Name  Webinar Mental Health in the post COVID-era Date 11 May 2021
Organiser DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION TASK FORCE
ALL COMMITTEES
Time 10.00 CEST - 11:45 CEST
Details available athttps://www.amchameu.eu/events/upcoming-events


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Darkness into Light Challenge 2021

We invite you to join Pieta at sunrise on May 8th 2021 for a special Darkness Into Light Sunrise. Wherever you are in the world, let's walk together under one sunrise, holding in our hearts all those impacted by suicide and self-harm.
Each and every year, your vital support enables Pieta and our partner charities across the globe to change the lives of thousands of people struggling with suicidal thoughts, or self-harming.

Since 2012 when our first international Darkness Into Light event took place in London, over €3.5 million has been raised for our mental health partner charities around the world.
Sign up for a special Darkness Into Light sunrise today, and take part locally with your loved ones.

This year, we are asking all of more our adventurous supporters to don their cycling helmets, dust off their hiking boots and get involved in the Darkness Into Light Challenge. Sign up for free, and fundraise to support Pieta and your local partner charity by getting involved in your favourite activity, in your local area.

Get together with friends and family (near and far) to create a virtual team, or get out there by yourself to become the Darkness Into Light hero we always knew you were!

Sign up at : https://www.darknessintolight.ie/venue
Event Name Darkness Into Light 2021 Date May 8th 2021
Organiser Pieta Time 5:00 a.m. sunrise
TicketFreeLocationParticipants choice
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Staying Sane In The Protracted Pandemic

As we embark on the second year of living with Covid-19, even the most resilient among us have felt sorrow, frustration, and sometimes anger at the times we are now living in. How will we cope going forward? How can we cope better? How can we help ourselves and our families in these complex and challenging times?

In this session, multi-award-winning mental health campaigner Natasha Devon will give practical tips for how to encourage someone you're concerned about to open up about their mental health, how to have the conversation in the most productive way possible and what to do if you can't provide them with a solution.

Following her keynote, Natasha will be joined by Simon Dwyer, organizational psychologist and counselor, Lucian Ionescu, VP, Head of Immunology Europe at UCB Pharma, Jeremy Jennings, President of Community Help Service, and Stephanie Freidberg, Primary School Counselor at St. John's International School to discuss:

  • The evolution of the pandemic and what to expect in the months to come
  • How to cope with mental health and family life difficulties in times of COVID
  • Children's mental health during the pandemic and how parents, teachers and professionals can support them


Date & Time Thursday, 6 May 2021, 19:00 to 20:00
Location
Online
Register Here

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Breakfast Conference with Bright Expats: Going out and about in Brussels on (less) sunny days

Now, more than ever, Spring is worth a celebration!

Who does nowadays not crave for a change of scenery, for travel into the new, for a flavor of the unknown? I do, we do and, if you do, please join our next webinar on "going out and about in Brussels" , given by Stella Vestmann from Stellar Walks. Discover Brussels as you never saw it… (less) sunny days will never be the same.

Date & Time Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 8:50 AM
Location
Online
Free to Attend
Register Here

Schedule

8h50 Connect to the webinar
9h00
Conference
9h50
Questions & Answers
10h00
End

Bright Expats and KBC Brussels, hosting this conference, will make of this moment an opportunity to meet, exchange views and share experiences; the conference is free of charge. 

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Quiz Night with Brussels British Community Association

On Wednesday 24 March 2021, the BBCA will be holding its first online ZOOM Quiz. The Quiz will last for around two hours and will kick-off at 19:30 Brussels time, but participants will be asked to join online no later than 19:00 to go through the technical/logistical aspects of the event. Our Quiz master for the evening will be Stuart Cummings who, as many of you will know, has been running regular quizzes in support of UNICEF in Belgium for several years. Over the COVID lockdown period, Stuart has also run web-based quizzes that the BBCA has helped to promote. 

 To take part in the BBCA Quiz, an entry fee of €8 per person will be charged with all proceeds being donated to the BBCA Community charities (British Charitable Fund, CHS, Royal British legion, and the Wednesday Club).

Team event

The BBCA Quiz will be run as a team event with general sessions (where everyone will be online together) and break-out sessions (where teams will be able to discuss their answers in private 'virtual rooms'). The topics covered will include Geography, History, General Knowledge, Music and one or two Picture Rounds.

Team members may be, but do not need to be, under the same roof; however, the maximum number of members in any team is four. You can organise your own team or enter individually and ask to be allocated to a team.

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the members of the winning team in the form of coupons for Stonemanor. We are all incredibly sad that Stonemanor has been experiencing so many problems with the new post Brexit export/import rules and would like to encourage as many people as possible to shop with them when they return to business as usual – hopefully in the not-too-distant future (see the BBCA article published on 26 February).

The BBCA Quiz Night is an opportunity for you to spend a fun evening with a team of friends and/or family.

How to enter

If you wish to take part in this Quiz, and we sincerely hope that you do, please inform Nikki Hayes (by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) mentioning, where applicable:

(1) Your team name, team captain and the names and email addresses of the members of your team (if you have already a ready-formed team), or

(2) Your name and email address (if you are joining as an individual or a group of less than four people) so that you can be allocated to a team.

To participate and receive the Zoom invite for this event, please send the above information and transfer your participation fee of €8 per person to the BBCA account BE38 3631 6982 1172, with the reference 'BBCA Quiz 2021', no later than 19 March 2021.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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