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Student Support, Every Night of Term
Lines open 9pm – 2:30am

Our lines are currently closed until the start of the next college(s) term.

If you’d like to talk to someone please try one of these useful services.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we have had to close our lines earlier than usual.

We regret any inconvenience caused.

Been in touch before? Tell us how we’re doing here.

Confidential Support

All calls remain strictly confidential. Whatever you say stays between you and the volunteer taking your call.

100% Anonymous

You stay completely anonymous. We won’t know any identifying details like what you study or where you live.


Volunteers provide an open and accepting atmosphere and will not judge you or what you say.


NiteLine Volunteers won’t tell you what to do or direct you towards a particular course of action. We will simply listen.

Run By Students For Students

NiteLine is for you. We are a listening, support and information service run by and for the students of DBS, MU, NCAD, NCI, RCSI, TCD & UCD and their affiliate colleges. Our Volunteers go through a rigorous screening and training programme based on the Samaritans model and run with the help of the college counselling services.

We’re here if you ever feel that you would like to talk to someone that will listen, accept and understand without judging. You can talk about anything; no problem is too big or too small.


Latest Publicity News

Volunteer Blog

03:28, Mar 2020

This is a space on our website where students can read some of our content, written and edited by our own student volunteers. Each entry is related to the student experience, documenting the struggles our own volunteers have faced as students, as well as their successes and even some tips for getting through student life when it all feels a bit tough. We hope that this will be a positive resource for you, and that you will be able to find some value in our anecdotes. Click here to read our first entry!

Lines closed from Saturday 28th March

02:27, Mar 2020

Sadly, due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we will have to close our service earlier than we had hoped. On the basis of advice given by counsellors from our affiliated colleges, and a lack of resources to continue opening consistently, we have decided that Friday will be the last night of taking calls this term.

We will be continuing to support our callers through our social media on Facebook and Instagram. Keep an eye out for webinars, blogs, self-care tips, and signposting to other services. This is, of course, not the service we hoped to run, but we hope that we can make our social media a refuge of calm and positivity for our students in these challenging times.

COVID-19 Service Update (Phones Unavailable)

09:33, Mar 2020

Due to recent developments with COVID-19, for the concern of the health of our volunteers we will no longer be accepting phonecalls and will only be operating our instant messaging service based on our website for the foreseeable future. We are currently operating our usual opening hours of 9pm to 2:30am each night. Please keep an eye out for further updates on our facebook page and website.
We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but we are trying our best to keep our service running as smoothly as possible in this difficult time. Thank you!

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