05:30pm Thursday 16 July 2020

Help and Support for Those Affected by the Paris Terror Attacks

The College community is shocked by the events of last Friday in Paris. Our sincere sympathies go to the families and friends of those who were killed and injured. 

There is a strong Trinity connection with Paris and France in that over 50 Trinity students are currently on exchanges in that city and our colleagues the Senior Tutor’s Office, the Student Counselling Service and the Chaplaincy spent many hours over the weekend in making contact with them and their families to make sure that they were safe and well, which thankfully they are.

Our community includes many students and staff from France and many of us have personal and professional ties and friendships in France.

A support get-together has been organised for all those who feel particularly affected by these tragic events at 5.30pm today, Monday 16 November, in the Global Room (Watts Building, near Academic Registry, see map at http://www.tcd.ie/Maps/map.php?b=196). Staff from the Counselling Service and the Chaplaincy will be joining us. Tea and coffee will be available. Please feel free to join us.

Our visiting students from France are particularly welcome. We are fully aware of how difficult it can be to deal with such events when you are away from home and your usual support networks.

You will find below a list of sources of help in Trinity. Don’t hesitate to contact them.

The Director of the Student Counselling Service and Senior Tutor are travelling to Paris to meet and support our students studying there.

As a mark of respect, the Provost decided that the national flag would fly at half-mast today. In addition, a minute’s silence was observed today at 1.00pm as a mark of our solidarity.

Sources of Support and Help in College:

For all Trinity students: If you have been affected by the tragic events in Paris this weekend group support will be available this Wednesday at 2pm, which you can arrange by calling 01 896 1407.

One-to-one emergency appointments are also available and can be booked by calling 01 896 1407.

On-line advice and information on bereavement and grief: When someone dies



Your own UG College Tutor.   You can find your tutor’s name and contact e-mail on your my.tcd.ie portal: https://my.tcd.ie. If you are an Erasmus student, please contact your Erasmus coordinator.


Postgraduate Advisory Service contact the Graduate Student Support Officer at 353 1 896 1417, or by e-mail at [email protected]


Sabbatical Officer/Students Union Welfare Officer 2015/16, Conor Clancy, 086 319 91 45; 01 646 84 37, [email protected]


Graduate Students Union Vice-President (Welfare Officer) 2014/15, Gianna Hegarty, [email protected] |(01) 896-1006 or call in to 2nd floor, House 6


College Health Service – Tel: 896 1556, House 47, next to Rugby Pitch. This service is free to most students. http://www.tcd.ie/College_Health


Student Counselling Service, Tel: 896 1407, or email:  [email protected].  See http://www.tcd.ie/Student_Counselling/. The Student Counselling Service is located on the 3rd Floor of 7/9 South Leinster Street, (Near the National Gallery).


Chaplains – See https://www.tcd.ie/Chaplaincy/contact.htm for details


Senior Tutor’s Office, House 27 Tel: 896 2551 email:  [email protected]. Www.tcd.ie/senior_tutor


Student2Student – The S2S Peer Supporters, a group of Trinity students trained in listening and support skills are available for one to one supportive chats. Confidential, free, and flexible.


Email: [email protected]  phone: 896 2438


For Staff, please see http://www.tcd.ie/hr/wellbeing/programmes/ for information on the Employee Assistance Programme.

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