London Nightline

London Nightline

At a glance


  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Mental health
  • Young people

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London Nightline is an independent registered charity, with the objective to alleviate feelings of distress in London's student population, thereby reducing the incidence of student suicide. The Charity was founded in 1971 following the suicide of two students at Imperial College and an increasing recognition of the needs of students who may be struggling with university life.

Our core function is a confidential overnight listening support and information service, run by students for students.


Volunteers take contacts from callers by telephone, email, text message and instant messaging. The service, which is open 6pm to 8am every night of term, is non advisory, with volunteers trained to support callers to make their own choices. The Trustees monitor statistics of contacts with service users, caller feedback and the effectiveness of publicity campaigns in raising awareness amongst the student population.

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