Nightline is a student-run confidential, anonymous listening and information service at the University of St Andrews. Our dedicated volunteers have been providing this service for over forty years. Our aim is to provide a safe space for students to speak about whatever might be on their mind in a non-directive, judgment-free environment.
St Andrews Nightline is affiliated with Nightline Association, and our service has consistently shown to be of high standards.
Nightline is available by phone, instant messaging and e-mail every night that halls of residence are open. While our instant messaging service runs from 8 PM until Midnight, our phone and e-mail services remain open until 7 AM!
Nightline has both a male and a female anonymous listening volunteer on shift every night that halls of residence are open. Our listening volunteers undertake over forty hours of training and participate in continuous training to ensure that they can provide the best service possible. If you wish to speak with a listening volunteer of a particular gender you can at anytime request that you be passed on to the respective volunteer on shift.
Nightline will always treat the information students choose to share with utmost confidentiality. Details of contacts will not be passed on to the University, and students can be assured that we will uphold our confidentiality policy.
* There are, however, certain cases under which we are legally obligated to disclose information, namely direct threats of harm to others or information regarding threats of terrorism, however those are exceptions to our rule of complete confidentiality. Learn more here.