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Events in the Middle East

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A message from The Dean, Reverend Dr Ellen Clark-King

We wanted to let you know that all those affected by the events in the Middle East are on our minds and in our hearts at this unsettling and frightening time.

Please reach out for any support you need, whether you are anxious for loved ones, dealing with the grief of loss, or personally impacted and distressed by the images of violence.

Please also know that there is support available throughout the year, not just in times of particularly heightened violence. Whenever you are hit hard by events, personal or international, do not feel you have to struggle alone.

How we are supporting students

Our Faculty Wellbeing Advisors are contacting students whose nationality and/or registered domicile indicates that they may be directly impacted by events. We’re offering those students support and will connect with faculty colleagues where students respond identifying specific needs.

Support for students and staff

The King’s community can be a real source of comfort and strength to one another in times of distress and loss.

The chaplains across the King’s campuses are there for students and staff of all faiths and none and are experienced at talking with people who are experiencing grief and anxiety. They can be contacted at

Counselling support is also available to our students. Students can speak to the King’s Counselling & Mental Health Support Service which offers free and confidential in-person and online support as well as King’s Counselling Online service. Students may also like to connect with their peers through KCLSU.

Our staff may want to talk to a trusted colleague or manager, and our independent and confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) can be contacted by phone or email.

Please do reach out to one another and to the wider community for care and support and be very gentle with yourselves. You will be on our minds and in our hearts through these difficult days.

With best wishes,

The Reverend Dr Ellen Clark-King
Dean of King’s College London