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.

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Join the Team of CHS Helpline Volunteers!

CHS is looking for volunteers for its Helpline team
The Community Help Service (CHS) 24/7 Helpline provides a listening ear in English to callers of any nationality.
Whatever their problem, callers can be provided with emotional support and/or general information on an anonymous and confidential basis.
CHS is interested (always) in receiving applications, from men and women, to join its volunteer Helpline team. The people needed should be:
• Good listeners
• Non judgmental
• Empathetic
• Fluent in English
• With day and evening availability (approx. 10 hours per week)
No previous experience is necessary as, following the interview process, comprehensive training and regular professional supervision are provided.
For more information, please call the CHS office on 02 647 67 80, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. mentioning “Helpline Volunteer” in the subject line.
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Annual General Meeting highlights changes at CHS

Annual Report:

Geoff Brown, Chairman of the Board, reports of a busy 2016 with many changes including a new logo and marketing materials, getting settled in our new building, and welcoming many new volunteers, clinical team members, and Board members.

Additionally, CHS also reconsidered our core values. which are:

Confidentiality: Everything we do is with guaranteed anonymity and a high degree of privacy. We are trustworthy people in whom those coming to or calling CHS can have confidence.

Professionalism: All those working with CHS, including volunteers, are fully trained and qualified.

A non-judgmental attitude: Our mutually supportive environment values every person.

Reliability: Our services include regular opening hours and a 24/7 Helpline for round-the-clock assistance and support.

To read the full 2016 Annual Report click here 

Board Changes: 

At the CHS Annual General Meeting on 6 June, Ken Inglis resigned from the CHS Board,  and Michael Penning and Julie-Anne Stennett were appointed. Many thanks to Ken for his contribution over many years and a big welcome to Michael and Julie-Anne.

The full line-up of the Board

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CHS Helpline restored and ready to take your call at 02 648 40 14

CHS telephone Helpline: 02 648 40 14. Anonymous and confidential. Available 24/7. We listen without judgement. We support you through times of mild frustration, loneliness, anxiety, divorce, bereavement , thoughts of suicide and more. We also have a database full of English speaking services to help you. 

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Brussels New Generation Charity Pub Quiz for CHS!

Mark your calendars for Monday, 29 May 2017  at 19:30!

The famous Brussels New Generation Charity Pub Quiz is back for another fun and challenging after-work event supporting Community Help Service (CHS), a non-profit organisation assisting people with mental health problems in Brussels.

This time, we will be hosted by James Joyce Irish Pub near Schuman metro station.

This is definitely not a night to miss, so make sure to sign up your teams (max. 4/team), and prove your knowledge, while enjoying some drinks with your friends and colleagues.

Are you new to Brussels? Want to meet new people? Do not hesitate to register to the quiz individually and we will pair you with other participants!

You can also bring your take-away meal of choice to the pub, so make sure to pick up a pizza or a Thai on your way!

For all information and to register click here

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Learning differently: Help available for expat parents and children

​CHS' Dr. Kwan-Yin Bruhl has contributed her expertise to the Xpats blog and is featured in The Bulletin's 2017 spring magazine; An insider's guide to life in Belgium.

Dr Kwan Bruhl from Ghana has worked as a clinical and cognitive psychologist at Brussels' Community Help Service (CHS) since 2014. She explains some of the issues expat parents and children can be faced with at a new school in a new country. 

" "There is support available for children who find mainstream schooling difficult, and parents shouldn't shy away from seeking an assessment",says Dr Kwan Bruhl"

For the full feature, click here

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