Peer Support at the University

Peer support is an invaluable form of support for those currently working through difficulties and for those working towards keeping well. They provide us with a safe space to discuss our thoughts and feelings and interact with others who may share similar experiences. Peer support helps us to feel connected and understood and gives us the opportunity to help others, too. 

Exeter Nightline

Exeter Nightline is a confidential listening and information service run by students for students at the University of Exeter. The volunteers are happy to listens to your concerns and worries, whatever they may be, or provide you with information such as a number for a taxi company. Nightline is open from 20:00-08:00 every evening during term time. 

You can contact Nightline via:

Phone: 01392 724000

Skype: exeterstudentnightline


Exeter Student Minds: Eating Difficulties Support Group

Exeter Student Minds are currently running peer support sessions for anybody who has difficulties with food and/or body image, and those who are living with eating disorders. The peer support sessions are held weekly on a Monday from 7pm in the A&V Conference Room (Devonshire House) during term time. The sessions are pro-recovery and are held in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment. They aim to provide support and motivation alongside treatment and are facilitated by trained student volunteers.

You can find out more information by looking at the Exeter Student Minds Facebook page.

Exeter Student Minds: Positive Minds Support Group

Exeter Student Minds are running a new Positive Minds peer support group to help support your mental wellbeing. The course has been designed to give students the skills they need to keep low mood at bay, discussing strategies which offer a starting point to prevent chronic stress or low mood from persisting or getting worse.

Please see their Instagram account for further details.

Academic Skills and Student Engagement Team

The Academic Skills and Student Engagement team offer a range of undergraduate peer-led programmes to enrich students’ academic studies and university life. You can find out more information here.