Nightline: What is it?

11 Apr 2017,
By Unite Students, Staff writer at The Common Room

Sometimes the stresses of university and our personal lives can take their toll on our wellbeing.

Although it's tempting to bottle things up and ignore our worries, this can often magnify issues and make us feel more anxious and alone. Needing to talk is nothing to be embarrassed about and could make you see things more clearly and calmly, which is why Nightline is here to help.

Student life isn't always the party people might think it is

Nightline is a nationwide, free, confidential service run by trained student volunteers to offer support to other students in their area. Services operate at night (from 6pm in most areas) during term time and offer students a safe place to open up without fear of judgement. 

Exam time can be particularly stressful, and if you're feeling the strain you aren't alone - 75% of students experience some degree of psychological distress whilst at university. 

"Student life isn't always the party people might think it is" 

Stephen Fry, long term supporter of Nightline

Find your Nightline here. If you can't find your uni in the search bar - contact London Nightline on 0207 631 0101  

You can call anonymously and discuss whatever issues are worrying you, with most Nightline's offering a text and email service as well.

No matter what the problem is, we're here to listen.


Don't forget the Emergency Control Centre is open 24/7 on 0300 303 1611.

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By Unite Students
Staff writer at The Common Room