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Support for students and staff affected by the Israel and Gaza conflict

We have watched with shock and sadness the devastating impact on human life of the events in Israel and Gaza. All those affected directly and indirectly are in our hearts and minds at what is an unsettling and frightening time.

Our priority is the wellbeing and safety of our students and staff. Please do reach out if you need to talk to someone whether you are anxious for loved ones, dealing with the grief of loss, or personally impacted and distressed by the images of violence or if you’re worried about others.

Our Chaplains are there for students and staff of all faiths and none for informal and confidential discussions and are experienced at talking with people who are experiencing grief and anxiety. They can be contacted at

We have a zero-tolerance for racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, abuse, and harassment at King’s. We take reports of such behaviour very seriously, and any incidents targeted at you or you witness, should be reported through our online tool, Report + Support, anonymously if you so choose.

Support for students

Counselling support is 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.

You may be finding it hard to focus on your studies at this time if you are closely affected by these events. Please reach out to your tutor for direct advice and support. If you believe your ability to complete an assessment of any type might be, or has been, adversely affected by mitigating circumstances, you should complete and submit a mitigating circumstances request.

If any students face financial difficulty as a result of the conflict, we encourage them to speak with one of our specialist advisers in the Money & Housing Advice Team. Students who are in unexpected financial need with their living costs can also apply to the King’s hardship funds.

Support for staff

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.

Security on campus

King’s campuses and residences all have security cover 24/7. Security support can be accessed at our security receptions or by calling 0207 848 2222 or extension 2222 from a King’s landline. There is also a help point by Shepherd’s House on Guy’s campus where you can call for assistance.

SafeZone is an app available to all King’s students and staff to make it easier for you to contact our Security team directly from your mobile device. Find out more about SafeZone and download it here using your King’s credentials to register. If in an emergency, call 999 and ask for the appropriate service.