Student life can be tough at times. University is different for everyone, but many people find it challenging to balance all of the different responsibilities and expectations that they may be facing. Talking things through with someone can often be helpful, but we don’t always want to talk to those around us.

With unfortunately long waiting times for many services, it can be hard to access support the moment you need it, especially during the night.

But Nightline is here to listen.

What is Nightline?

Established in 1971, London Nightline is an independently registered charity (1015744) offering listening, support and information to higher education students by way of a confidential helpline.

We are based in central London, but offer support to half a million students at 60 affiliated universities and student housing providers across greater London as well as University of London and Open University students in all regions and countries. If you are not currently affiliated to Nightline, you can find out more here.

Nightline is able to provide crucial out-of-hours peer support via phone, live chat, email, and Skype services. We are open between 6pm and 8am every night of term, and run almost entirely by students. Find more about how to use our service here.


What is our charity mission?

London Nightline’s vision is that every student in London feels fulfilled by being fully supported. We aim to achieve this by offering support to students throughout the night via a listening and information service. We do our best to be as accessible as possible, and offer support that is peer-led, accepting, and confidential.

Fulfilled London Students

To support London students throughout the night via a confidential listening & information service that is accepting, accessible, and peer-led.

I’ve chatted with people on Nightline a few times now and every time the person I talked to was absolutely amazing. They were great listeners and they were very easy to talk to and really helped me when I was feeling low and lonely. They were definitely very helpful.

19 Years Old

University of the Arts

Need Support Now?

Call us on 020 7631 0101 or choose one of our other contact options


More About Nightline

What We Do

History & Organisation

Other sources of support

Frequently Asked Questions