Class of 2016 Nightline Challenge
A project by: Kym Kitching
Support York’s confidential listening and information service run by students, for students
Every night during term time a team of student volunteers answer calls, emails, instant messages and talk in person to fellow York students about anything that’s troubling them. They spend their time helping others – it’s time to return the favour, donate today and help more students.
We all feel stressed from time to time – it might be about exam results, a job interview or even concerns about relationships. This stress is a normal and inevitable part of life however sometimes it can become too much.
75% of students experience some degree of psychological distress whilst at university.
For 1 in 3 students, this psychological distress occurs at night – when student welfare services are usually closed. That’s where Nightline comes in. Nightline is a place for students to turn whether that’s physically or electronically from 8pm to 8am.
Having spent over 40 years supporting York students Nightline now need some support of their own. Since moving off campus and simultaneously expanding the service onto the Heslington East campus, they need more promotional material to ensure students can find and access their service. There has been a significant drop in visits to the flat since the move.
How can you help Nightline help others?
University is a time of many changes and challenges for a lot of people. Being able to talk to a peer- someone who understands what you’re going through at the University and can empathise – can, and does, make a difference.
You can help Nightline keep up their good work! There are over 4,000 studentsin the graduating Class of 2016 this summer. If you each gave as little as £2 you could raise more than £8,000 for Nightline and the students who remain at the University. Even if you’re not part of the Class of 2016, get involved and support York students, donate today.
£200 will pay for the Nightline flat to have a makeover, making it more comfortable for callers and volunteers
£100 will train 10 new volunteers to have the skills necessary to provide this amazing service
£80 will pay for one volunteer to attend the Nightline Association conference, an important and valuable learning experience
£60 will pay for better promotion during fresher’s week to ensure new students are aware of the service
£50 will pay for new-better telephones
£5 will print enough posters to advertise to a further 1000 students
Donate today and leave behind a message of well-being for the students who follow in your footsteps
For those of you wondering why there are images of a cow- meet Kevin, the Nightline mascot! Follow us on social media and you can find out more about his story and involvement in the service.
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