Cardiff Nightline is a student-led service that offers a listening and Instant Messaging service. We provide information and a listening service to all students from Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
We are open every night of the term: our phone lines are open 8pm-8am, and our IM Service is open between 8pm-12am.
The first Nightline was set up in 1970 at Essex University by a lecturer and Chaplain who both noticed the high levels of stress and anxiety amongst the students. They trained a small group of students to provide emotional support over the phone, offering a listening ear to the day-to-day struggles of their fellow students. There are now thirty-six Nightlines across the UK and Ireland, with over two thousand student volunteers trained to deliver this confidential listening service.
Our five principles are:
We are a member of the Nightline Association, a charity that helps to support Nightlines throughout the UK.