Nightline – Supporting Students

We are a confidential listening, support and practical information service for students in London and Open University. You can talk to us about anything – big or small – in complete confidence. We won’t judge you or tell you how to run your life: we’ll simply listen to whatever is on your mind.

All our volunteers are students themselves, who have undergone extensive training and who understand that university life isn’t always plain sailing.

How to contact Nightline:

  • Phone: 0207 631 0101 6pm-8am overnight during term time
  • Email:
  • Skype Phone: londonnightline
  • Skype Chat:
  • Text: 07717 989 900
  • Website:

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London Nightline is an independent registered charity with the vision that every student in London feels fulfilled by being fully supported. We achieve this aim by offering a peer-led student support service and working to make students aware of the service.

Our core function is our confidential listening support and information service for students in London. Open between 6pm-8am during term time, Nightline is accessible throughout the night when normal counselling and welfare services are often unavailable. Furthermore, Nightline volunteers are all current students themselves, which means that callers will be speaking to someone who understands the stresses and pressures of university life.

Other helplines

If you’re not a university student, you don’t have a Nightline or your Nightline isn’t open at the moment, there are plenty of other places where you can find emotional support. For emergencies call 999.

The Helplines Partnership maintains a searchable directory of helplines providing support for anything that might be on your mind at

We’ve listed some of the helplines and their contact details below. Some helplines are specialised in particular issues while others are more general, and not all of them are open 24/7, so check their websites for opening times, ways they can help and loads of information.


Tel: 116 123 (free from any phone)

Anxiety UK

Tel: 08444 775 774
SMS: 07537 416 905

BEAT – Eating Disorders

Tel: 0808 801 0677 (adult helpline) / 0808 801 0711 (youthline)
Email: (adult helpline) / (youthline)

Breathing Space

Tel: 0800 83 85 87

Brook – sexual health / pregnancy


Counselling Directory


Ditch the Label – Bullying


MIND Infoline

Tel: 0300 123 3393
SMS: 86463

Nacoa – The National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Tel: 0800 358 3456
Website (England):

NHS 111 – NHS health enquiries

Tel: 111
Website (England):
Website (Scotland):
Website (Wales):

Papyrus – Prevention of young suicide

Tel: 0800 068 41 41
SMS: 07786 209697


Tel: 0300 304 7000

Scottish Association for Mental Health

Tel: 0141 530 1000

The Mix – Essential support for under 25’s

Tel: 0808 808 4994
Email and instant messaging also available via their website.

Contact details and list of helplines last checked 01/2020