London Nightline exists thanks to the universities, students’ unions and accommodation providers across the capital who contribute, granting their students access to Nightline as an additional mental health service. Affiliates pay 41p per student each year, which supports the running costs of the charity.
Why is Nightline important for your university?
Affiliating with London Nightline grants an institution’s students full access to London Nightline – allowing them to call, IM, email or Skype between 6pm and 8am every night of term. They can talk through their thoughts and fears with their peers, fellow students who can often relate to how they are feeling. We offer a non-directive and non-judgemental service, which allows callers to lead the conversation and reach their own conclusions in an accepting and empathetic environment.
Being open at night allows us to compliment other university welfare services, which are generally only available during the day, and support students during the night-time hours when difficulties can feel more challenging. Nightline can also be a valuable source of support to students who spend time carrying out course placements or other activities away from university and those studying from their home with a distance-learning institution, and who therefore have limited access to institution-based welfare services.
There are over 50 colleges, universities and student unions that are currently affiliated to London Nightline. We cover a wide variety of institutions, from very large universities offering many different courses of study, to smaller and more specialist colleges, to individuals based at home. Our ultimate aim is for every student to have access to a Nightline listening service, and we are always eager to generate new affiliations, whether they are based in London or don’t have access to a more local Nightline.
Students don’t have to tell us who they are or which university they are from. This is a reassurance for those who want help but are fearful of what they say getting back to their tutors or impacting their place at university.
- Open to all
There are no waiting lists or AI responses – each call and instant message is answered by “Hello, Nightline?” They can be as long or as short as the caller would like. Students do not need to register or be referred by anyone.
- A community
Everyone who answers the Nightline is also a student gaining experience in supporting others. Affiliating with Nightline offers your students an excellent volunteering programme with full training, support and opportunities for progression within the organisation.
If your institution is interested in becoming an affiliate of London Nightline, for more information or to set up a meeting, please contact our Coordinator: email@example.com
If you don’t attend one of these universities, please check with the Nightline Association here to find your local Nightline.
- AA4S Affordable Accommodation 4 Students
- The Academy of Contemporary Music
- Boston University London Program
- Union of Brunel Students
- Chapter Student Accommodation
- The Courtauld Institute of Art Students’ Union
- Florida State University in London
- Fordham University
- Fresh Student Living
- Glasgow Caledonian University in London
- Goodenough College
- University of Greenwich
- Guildhall School of Music and Drama
- Imperial College London
- Institute of Cancer Research
- INTO London World Education Centre
- Kingston University
- London School of Economics and Political Science
- London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Mountbatten Institute
- National Film and Television School
- New College of the Humanities
- New York University in London Program
- Newcastle University in London
- Pearson College London
- Point Blank Music School
- Queen Mary University Students’ Union
- Ravensbourne University
- Richmond, The American University in London
- Royal Academy of Arts
- Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
- Royal Academy of Music
- Royal College of Art
- Royal College of Music
- Royal Holloway
- Royal Veterinary College
- Sotheby’s Institute of Art
- St George’s Students’ Union
- Unite Students
- University College London
- University College of Estate Management
- University College of Osteopathy
- University of the Arts
- University of London Intercollegiate Halls
- University of Law
- University of Roehampton
- University of Sunderland in London
- Winchester University