NiteLine Dublin is an out-of-hours peer support service for third level students. We offer a listening and information service run by and for third level students every night of the week during term-time. We provide a service that is anonymous, confidential, non-judgemental and non-directive.
NiteLine Dublin was established in 1993 by the Students’ Unions of Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. Inspired by similar student-run services in the UK, they aimed to set up a late night listening service to provide free and anonymous peer support to students over the phone. Over the last 28 years, we have expanded to 7 colleges in Dublin and the surrounding areas. We now offer our services to more than 100,000 students. NiteLine’s mission is to support student mental health through a confidential, late-night listening and information service.
NiteLine's management structure consists of +20 individuals who are elected by the wider volunteer base to serve a term of one year. To ensure the engagement of volunteers outside of the core call-taking activities of NiteLine, all other volunteers are organised into subcommittees (e.g. Finance, IT, Morale, etc.)
In November 2020, NiteLine recruited its first Board of Trustees and in December 2020, NiteLine applied for charitable status. That process is ongoing and on-track to be completed by the summer of 2021.
NiteLine's Strategic Plan 2021-2025 can be found here.