NiteLine Confidential and Anonymous Helpline

The Counselling and Personal Development Service with the DCU Students’ Union in partnership with NiteLine.

NiteLine is an out-of-hours confidential and anonymous peer support listening and information service that is run by and for students from DCU, TCD, UCD, MU, TUD, NCSI, NCAD, DBS.


Students can make contact by:

Freephone: 1800 793 793

Instant messaging:

Lines open: 7 nights a week from 9pm – 2.30am from Sept – May.    


NiteLine is:

  • Confidential

    Content of a call remain strictly confidential between the caller and the volunteer they speak to.
  • Anonymous

    Callers are not required to give their names or any other identifying details.
  • Non-judgmental

    Volunteers are committed to providing an open and accepting atmosphere that is free from judgement.
  • Non-directive

    Niteline volunteers will work though things with you but will not tell you what to do.
  • Run by students for students

    NiteLine volunteers are screened and undertake a training programme based on the Samaritans model and run with the help of the College Counselling Services. Ongoing training and support for volunteers is also a priority.


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