In 2021, the Community Health Service (CHS) celebrated its 50th birthday with a 50-kilometre walking challenge. This proved so popular and successful that they are repeating the exercise in 2022 – and you can be part of it by volunteering to walk or by sponsoring someone who is!
For 2022 the format is the same, CHS are asking people to walk (and be sponsored to walk) 40 or45 kilometres in the period up to Sunday 16th October. Then on the Sunday from 14h00 you can join a group to walk either a five kilometre or a ten-kilometre circuit in the Bois de la Cambre, to complete your fifty. Then it’s back to CHS offices just across Franklin Roosevelt for some reviving tea and cakes.
To find out more visit the CHS website or scan the QR code above.
If you don’t fancy the walk yourself Tim Reynolds of BBCA will be taking part, and if you want to sponsor his efforts email ‘BBCA News& Events’ to get in touch. All monies raised will go direct to support CHS.
What does CHS do?
CHS has been supporting the international community in Belgium since 1971, regardless of nationality or circumstances . No-one should feel that they are alone – and help from CHS is only a telephone call away.
CHS operates a Mental Health Services Centre in Brussels, hosting an international team of professional therapists who provide support for a comprehensive range of mental health issues. All the CHS therapists speak English and many also work in other languages. The therapists are supported by a team of volunteers who also manage the administrative aspects of CHS, a non-profit organisation.
CHS also operates a 24/7 Helpline in English, for children, adolescents and adults. Calls are free of charge, anonymous and confidential. The Helpline is staffed by a team of volunteers that is recruited, trained, supervised and supported by the mental health professionals working with CHS.
You can always donate direct to CHS yourself via this web page and the service also relies on a small army of volunteers.