Nightline spaces are listening lines operating on university campuses and run by students, for students. Nightline offers emotional support, information and ressources to its community at night via phone or chat platforms.
The service operate on 5 key principles :
We believe that every single student should have access to our service so that fewer students have their education, or life, comprised by emotional difficulties.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“When nobody else was there, I knew I could count on Nightline to support me during my most difficult times.”
— Anonymous, McGill Student
Assuring quality and safety
Nightlines are run by student volunteers and are supported by numerous partnership with other community organisations within and around campus. To become a volunteer, students are required to pass successfully an intensive training offered by the Canadian Students' Nightline Association (CSNA).
The accredited training given by professionals in the field of peer support and mental health is based on evidence-based practices and research. Students learn to use the best tools to support their peers in a safe and welcoming environment. The organization also provides support to volunteers and access to ressources if needed.
The Canadian Students' Nightline Association (CSNA) assures the safety and quality maintenance of nightlines by regularly auditing the service and updating training. Click here to learn more about the role of CSNA in supporting nightlines.