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Support for students following the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

Following the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, the University is reaching out proactively to students to offer personalised support during this incredibly challenging time.

We recognise that other students may also be affected by these events. You may have family or know friends who are based there. We encourage you to reach out for support if you are affected in any way.

Supporting your emotional wellbeing during the traumatic world events

  • Fear and anxiety about what is happening in various places in the world can be overwhelming and emotionally challenging. The Counselling and Mental Health Service is our team of mental health professionals that holds a confidential space of compassion and support for students in the UK. The quickest way to reach out to us is through the OneOff appointment request, offering you the chance for a one-time either online or in-person appointment with a member of team within the same or next day.
  • We have a free dedicated helpline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Just use WhatsApp and text 'Hi' to the number+44 (0)7418 360 780 and mention you’re an international Middlesex Student. They’re there to listen, and you can even request to speak to a counsellor that speaks your first language, if you feel more comfortable to do so.

International Student and Welfare Advice available 

  • The International Student Advice Team can support with any questions you may have about visas or travel. You can reach them by calling +44 (0)20 8411 4507 or by emailing intadvice@mdx.ac.uk. If you are planning any travel in or around these areas please check the latest UK government guidance for Turkey and Syria.

You can find further information and resources, including academic support and more, as well as Online and Charity Helplines listed alphabetically for most countries that you can contact and trust to ask for emotional support, on our dedicated page Overseas Student Supportpage.

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