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We are raising money to enable us to continue to provide RGU students with our service!
We are RGU: Nightline - a student-run anonymous, confidential listening service for RGU students. RGU: Nightline has been providing support to students in their time of need since 2014. Due to the impact that current circumstances are having on peoples' lives, it is very important for RGU: Nightline to be able to offer support to anyone who needs it.
Nightline is a student listening service which is open at night and run by students for students. Every night of term, trained student volunteers answer calls, emails and instant messages from their fellow university students about anything that’s troubling them. As the Nightline volunteers are fellow students, they can directly empathise with their callers’ problems.
Each Nightline service is independent but they all follow five core principles:
Confidential – what callers discuss with Nightline volunteers will not be shared outside of Nightline.
Anonymous – callers don’t have to give any identifying details about themselves.
Non-judgmental – Nightline volunteers don’t judge and support callers through whatever it is they’re going through.
Non-directional – meaning callers decide what they want to talk about and the Nightline volunteer gives them a safe space to do this.
Non-advisory – Nightline gives the caller space to make their own decision, and supports them in this rather than telling them what to do. “We’ll listen, not lecture.”Here's your chance to capture your audience's attention! Tell us how what you're doing is unique, interesting, educational, entertaining, worthwhile, wild or socially valuable.
For most students their time at university is a positive experience, however for some it can be characterised by periods of stress, anxiety, loneliness and depression. Rising fees, academic pressures and concerns about employability can also impact on student mental wellbeing. Nightline offers university students a safe space to talk about their feelings or whatever is troubling them without fear of being judged or ridiculed.
Who can contact Nightline?
Any university student can contact the Nightline at their university. Whilst the first Nightline was set up to reduce student suicides, Nightlines today receive calls from students troubled by a variety of issues: from academic stress, bullying or debt to loneliness, depression or bereavement. Nothing is too big or small to contact Nightline about - whatever's troubling a caller, Nightline is there to listen.
Expanding and diversifying training resources for our volunteer so that they are able to support fellow students in the best way possible and are equipped to deal with different challenges presented by the pandemic
Improving the hub environment for our volunteers
Supporting volunteer welfare
Promoting Nightline through publicity and events
Paying running costs
Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog. In fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it's a great idea, and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly. Please sponsor us and help make this happen.