Crisis-support meeting on Tue 14.2.2023 for students regarding Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Aalto's student services’ psychologist group and the Aalto chaplains are organizing a crisis support-meeting (discussion event) to deal with the thoughts and feelings evoked by the earthquake and the crisis it has created.

As we all have heard, the earthquake in Turkey and Syria (February 6, 2023) has been causing tremendous loss. We are reaching towards those students in Aalto who might be affected by this and might need psychological support to deal with this. HR has been taking similar action reaching for Aalto-employees.

Aalto's student services’ psychologist group and the Aalto chaplains are organizing a crisis support-meeting (discussion event) to deal with the thoughts and feelings evoked by the earthquake and the crisis it has created. This meeting is for all those Aalto students who are affected by the crisis and would want to discuss together with others. The meeting is completely voluntary, and you can also join only to listen others, if you don’t feel like taking part in discussion.

This meeting is led by Aalto's study psychologists Sanni Saarimäki and Aalto-chaplain Anu Morikawa. The meeting will be held on campus Otakaari 1-building, room U264 (U-wing, 2nd floor), Tuesday 14th (14.2.2023) at 14.15-16.00. You don’t need to register in advance, but if you have any questions or wishes regarding to meeting, don’t hesitate to contact Sanni or Anu.

With kindness and compassion,

Aalto study psychologist Sanni Saarimäki ([email protected])

Aalto-chaplain Anu Morikawa ([email protected])

Also, if you would like to talk individually about your thoughts and feelings instead or addition to taking part in the meeting, don’t hesitate to contact following services for more support, in English or in Finnish. You can for example meet the Aalto study psychologists in Starting Point of Wellbeing, remotely from Monday to Friday at 10-11 to discuss where to get more support for your individual situation.

Aalto and FSHS:

  • You can turn to Aalto chaplains whether it is a personal matter related to your own life or a crisis affecting the community more broadly. Aalto chaplains are available to all members of the Aalto community, regardless of religion or outlook on life.
  • Starting Point of Wellbeing drop-in-service for Aalto-students for short-counselling and advice on where to get more support when needed, eg. students can meet with study psychologist online (Monday till Friday) from 10 to 11 (Starting Point of Wellbeing | Aalto University).
  • Finnish student health service FSHS for bachelor and master degree-students

Outside Aalto:

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Support for those suffering from the consequences of the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria

How the university can support staff and students in dealing with the crisis, and how you can help the victims of the earthquakes

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Aalto chaplains provide services for everyone at Aalto

The Aalto chaplains’ services are available to all members of the Aalto community. You can contact them whenever you want to speak to someone in confidence about anything related to work, personal relationships or your life situation in general.

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Starting Point of Wellbeing

The Starting Point of Wellbeing offers students easy access to counselling and advice on matters of well-being and study ability. The services available to you include drop-in (no reservation) advising/counselling sessions, peer support groups, and online materials. You can also make an appointment to receive individual counselling.

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