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.

CHS News & Events

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ING Expat Event: Expat Financial Planning: Products, taxation, planning

Have questions related to your status as an expat in Belgium? ING organises regular workshops on a range of topics, to help you find your way through the labyrinth!

On Thursday, the 11th of May 2017, at 5:30 pm, get your questions answered about financial planning. Additionally, CHS will also be there to provide information and answer questions about the services we offer in support of our international community. 

For more information or to register for this event,  click here

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International Day of Safety & Health at Work

International Day of Safety & Health at Work coming up this Friday, the 28th of April. To highlight the issues, The British Chamber of Commerce has featured an article written by one of our own CHS therapists.

..."The World Health Organization defines positive mental health as "a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. Employees with good mental health will perform better in their work. Work is excellent for both our mental and physical health. Research has consistently shown that good quality work can boost and protect health.

Features of working life that are known to promote mental health include:

  • Being valued at work
  • Having meaningful work
  • Being able to make decisions on issues that affect you
  • Being adequately trained for the work that you do
  • Having the resources you need to do the work
  • Having a job that is well designed and not overloaded
  • Having work that is well organised in terms of work schedules and time off "...

For the full article, click here

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The Great Brussels Charity Bake Off 2017 Part 2 - Cake Tasting

​Event:  Monday, 27 March 2017 18:00 - 20:00

Come support CHS and eat some delicious cake! The bake off is organised by the young professional network of the British Chamber and is a baking competition , hosted by ING Marnix. For just €5, you can try each team's creation and judge for yourself! 

For more information and registration, click here 

From the British Chamber: " We really believe in this cause and the fantastic work CHS is doing. This is a perfect opportunity for you to engage with the local community, so help us raise money and taste some amazing cakes!"

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2017 CHS Calendars are still available!

​Don't miss your chance to get ahold of the annual CHS Calendar! Much more than a calendar, this trusted, favorited publication is full of pages of annually updated, useful information for all (international) residents of Belgium. The 2017 Calendar is still available for purchase for 10 Euros. To order yours, simply contact the CHS office at 02 647 67 80.

Your purchase also supports the CHS Helpline, a 24/7 anonymous, confidential information and crisis line in English.

For more information on the services the Helpline offers, please click here.

Your support is very much appreciated!

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More great news! Thanks to King Baudouin Foundation United States, donations to CHS are now tax deductible in the US.

With effect from December 2016, an "American Friends of Community Help Service in Belgium Fund" has been established within the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). Companies and individuals may now support the CHS Helpline in a tax-effective way by making donations directly to this Fund.

This is in addition to the Friends of Community Help Service Fund within KBF Belgium which was created in July 2016 and which permits tax efficient donations in Belgium.

For more information on both, please click here

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