The CHS Helpline's resource material includes comprehensive information about English-speaking support groups, services and organisations. If you cannot find the group you need in the list below, call the Helpline on 02 648 40 14.

All the groups and services listed below are English-speaking, unless stated otherwise.

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Support Groups


ADHD, ASC & Dyslexia - Family Resources Belgium

    The mission of ADHD, ASC & Dyslexia - Family Resource Belgium is to provide a network of support, evidence-based information and resources for the English-speaking families affected by Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) and related conditions in Belgium, as well as for their teachers and other professionals who work with them. Related conditions include Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Asperger's Syndrome (AS), etc. They hold free support meetings for their members as well as workshops led by national and international experts and training for parents and teachers.

    Joanne Norris 02 544 19 66 or 0494 17 74 03 or 0488 05 14 80. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Visit the website for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; they are self-supporting through their own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Their primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
    In Belgium, AA have groups in most large cities which offer English-speaking meetings. For a complete list, visit the website

Al-Anon Family Groups

    The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions. Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

    Call 0472 317 570 for information or visit their website to find out more about meetings in Antwerp, Brussels or Leuven.

British Charitable Fund

    The BCF provides advice, conversation or material assistance to British citizens living in Belgium who find themselves in financial or other distress. For more information visit their website.

Brussels Childbirth Trust

    The Brussels Childbirth Trust (BCT) is a non-profit organisation that supports families and parents-to-be from around the globe, providing useful information, services and social activities, all in English, all under one umbrella.
    To find out more about the BCT’s services, visit their website, call: 02 215 33 77 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Continuing Care

    Continuing Care provides palliative care within the home. It is a french-speaking organisation.
    Visit their website for more information.

La Lèche League

“La Leche League (LLL) is an international volunteer organization that provides information and support about breastfeeding and breastfeeding. Since its foundation in 1956, LLL has grown into an organization with departments on all continents. LLL is globally regarded and respected as a breastfeeding authority and as an NGO associated with WHO and UNICEF. "
In Belgium, they offer assistance in Dutch, French, English, German, Italian and, Spanish.
English: 02/660.77.67
Other languages: https://www.llli.org/find-your-language/

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to stay clean.

En Belgique : www.na-belgium.org
NA Bruxelles: Tel : 0476/64 30 54
NA Namur: Tel : 0488/70 65 75
NA Antwerpen: Tel : 0478/62 62 62
For meeting times, visit the website.

Overeaters Anonymous

OA or 'Overeaters Anonymous' is a self-help group for men and women struggling with compulsive behaviours towards food. They come together to share this experience, strength and hope to solve this problem. This is done in complete anonymity;only using first names. The principles and program of Alcoholics Anonymous are used as a basis. OA believes that compulsive overeating is a disease that can be stabilized by following 12 steps to recovery.

Brussels (English speaking meeting)
Jan Volderslaan 29 / Avenue Jean Volders 29
1060 Brussels (Saint-Gilles)
Friday from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm
contact Christine: 0478 443 934
Website


Helplines

Child Focus

116 000 (Free in French & Dutch) Or +32 2 475 44 99 from outside Belgium (not free)

ChildFocus is the foundation for missing and sexually exploited children. They provide a 24/7 hotline which you can call for help or information.
Visit theirwebsite for more information.

Missing Children – SOS Missing Children

Hotline: 116 000

A 24/7 helpline providing support and information for parents of missing children.

DrugRehab

Hotline (24/7): 855 520 2898

Drug Rehab is an English-speaking 24-hr service whose mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and pursue lifelong recovery.
Visit their website for more information.

Druglijn

Hotline: (Dutch and English) Mon-Fri, 10:00 - 20:00: 078.15.10.20

The DrugLijn is a service and helpline providing anonymous information, advice and guidance regarding all questions on alcohol, drugs, psychoactive medicine and gambling. You can contact The DrugLijn by telephone, e-mail, chat and Skype in full confidentiality.
Visit their website for more information.

InfoDrogues

Hotline: 02 227 52 52 (Mon-Fri 8-22, Sat 10-2)

Infogrogues is a french-language service which offers information, help and advice to any person or community confronted directly or indirectly with the drug problem, anonymously.
See website for more information.

HIV/STIs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) and sexual health

Aide Info Sida (French-speaking service)
Phone: 0800 20 120
Online: www.aideinfosida.be

Sensoa (Dutch-speaking service)
Phone: +32 (0)2 238 68 68
Online: www.sensoa.be


Social & Expatriate Groups

There are numerous social clubs, special interest groups and expatriate gatherings. For comprehensive listings go to:


Emergency Psychiatric Care

The CHS Mental Health 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, the following university hospitals have a 24-hour psychiatrist on call (psychiatre de garde). The telephone numbers given are the hospitals’ emergency numbers.

Erasmus hospital (Hôpital Erasme)

Clinique St Jean – Botanique

Clinique St Jean – Méridien

St Pierre (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire St Pierre)

Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel (VUB)

Brugmann (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Brugmann)

Leuven (Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven)

St Luc (Cliniques Universitaire St Luc)