Earthquake disaster in Turkey and SyriaCounselling Services and Psychological Support

14 February 2023

Sympathy for those who are deeply concerned about people close to them or mourning the deaths of relatives and friends – services for students, staff members and academics directly or indirectly affected by the earthquake disaster in Turkey and Syria

It is with great dismay and sympathy that Heidelberg University responds to the consequences of the severe earthquake in Turkey and Syria. The academic community stands united with all those who are directly or indirectly affected by the earthquake.

The Division of International Relations is offering confidential one-on-one counselling to students, staff members and academics of Heidelberg University – in person, by video call or phone. Depending on the subject matter, and once your individual needs have been identified, other support services may be consulted. You can make your appointment by email or phone.


Anna Kloppenburg
Phone +49 6221 54-12723

Other counselling and support services

Psychotherapeutic University Outpatient Clinic
(for all university members)
Phone +49 6221 54-7643

Psychosocial Counselling Centre
(for students)
Phone +49 6221 54-3750

Telephone helpline (Telefonseelsorge)
(for all university members)
Phone +49 800 1110-111 / +49 800 1110-222 / +49 116123
Counselling services via chat and email are available

Pastoral support for university students and staff members in Heidelberg
Phone +49 6221 5634980 (Protestant), bruno.ringewaldt@ekiba.de
Phone +49 6221 3263807 (Catholic), hochschulseelsorger@kuz-hd.de

Opportunities to donate can be found on the pages of “Aktion Deutschland hilft”