Support for the Western community following earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria

Our thoughts and sympathy are with all those affected by the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria. We are especially thinking of members of the Western community who have loved ones, friends or colleagues living or working in these regions.

If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, please know support is available, should you need it.

Mental health:

  • Health & Wellness Services, book a mental health appointment by calling 519-661-3030 or visit Same-day crisis appointments are available Monday-Friday until 4:30 p.m.
  • Students in residence: email to connect with Residence Counselling.
  • CMHA After-Hours Crisis Support will be available Mondays and Thursdays from 5-9 p.m., beginning Feb. 13. Email for an appointment.
  • Access counselling through your USC PurpleCare or SOGS health plans:
  • Good2Talk provides 24 hr confidential support services for postsecondary students in Ontario. Call 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868.
  • Additional crisis support services.

International students:

Faculty and staff:

  • Employees can find support through LifeWorks by calling 1-855-597-2105.

Emergency Assistance for anyone who may be in the region:

  • Students may contact International SOS at 1-215-942-8478 or through the ISOS assistance app.
  • Global Affairs Canada supports: