Nightline: The student volunteers who are there to listen

14 Sep 2018
By Daniel, Writer at Unite Students

I’ve always struggled to open up to family and friends. I feel guilty showing them how upset I am. I don’t like them to worry or think they’re responsible. I don’t want them to start tiptoeing around me. And I don’t want them to try and fix it.

These fears might be irrational, but they’re real to me. Maybe you can relate. What I eventually learned was that keeping everything inside is not the solution to my struggle.

Talking to someone is the solution.

No, talking to someone is the solution.

Nightline is a nationwide, free, and confidential listening service run by trained student volunteers for other students. Local services operate across the country and lines are open through the night during term time - usually from 8pm until 8am.

You can call anonymously and talk about whatever issues are worrying you, and most Nightlines offer a text and email service as well. It’s not about advice and you’ll never, ever be judged - it’s just a safe space for you to talk about how you feel.

Find your Nightline

Can't see a local service for your uni? You can still talk to somebody by calling London Nightline on 020 7631 0101. No matter what the problem is, they're there to listen.

Video: What callers say about speaking to Nightline

Talking to someone is the solution.
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Daniel is a writer at Unite Students.