THE Awards 2016 :: Charity
2016 award winners announced

Our THE Awards charity partner for 2016







Nightline offers listening support to students. Nightline volunteers cover the phones throughout the night, when other specialist university welfare services are closed, and allow students to talk about whatever is on their mind. Many Nightlines also offer support via email, instant messaging (IM), text messaging or face-to-face. 

Each individual Nightline is run by students for the students at their university. As the specially trained Nightline volunteers are students, they can directly empathise with their callers’ problems. They don’t judge, they don’t give advice, and they don’t tell callers what to do – they just listen. Nightline is confidential and anonymous, meaning students accessing the service don’t even have to give their name.
Nightline Association exists to support, promote and develop Nightline services across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Our vision

Our vision is for every student in higher and further education to have access to a Nightline so that:
  • every student is able to talk about their feelings in a safe, non-judgmental environment
  • fewer students have their education compromised by emotional difficulties
  • fewer students die by suicide

“Having somebody to talk to made me calmer and more able to deal with problems. The volunteers are all very friendly and incredibly supportive.”