The scale of the disaster unfolding in Libya is extremely distressing, with reports of many thousands of deaths and many more people missing following widespread and severe flooding.
Our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones and those who are concerned about family members, friends or colleagues and we offer our deepest sympathies to all those affected.
UK Government advice is that anyone in the UK concerned about relatives or friends should call the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in London on 020 7008 5000. The FCDO has also updated their travel advice webpages for Libya.
We recognise that members of our University community may be distressed and upset by these events, or have family, friends or colleagues who been affected by the floods. Wellbeing support is available for those who need it:
Support for students:
- our Wellbeing Service is available every day of the year at 4 West Student Centre, no appointment necessary, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- our “Be Well - Talk Now” service provides free, confidential advice and support by phone, video call or live chat from anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. From within the UK, please call 0808 196 8046. From outside the UK, please call +44 3 307771499, or visit our webpages for more information and the live chat link
- help is also available from The SU’s Advice and Support Centre
- the Chaplaincy staff are happy to talk with anyone who has been affected, in total confidence. Please email email@example.com or Nigel Rawlinson.
Support for staff:
Support is available for staff members through:
- our Employee Assistance Programme, which offers support and counselling services to those who may need it
- you may wish to speak with your line manager or your HR contact
- the 24/7 online and phone-based Education Support Partnership service, which is an independent counselling service
- the Chaplaincy staff are available to talk with anyone who has been affected. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a staff member who is concerned about a student who may have been affected, please call 01225 384321.