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It can sometimes be difficult to find support from family members, friends, or like minded people. While you might have a best friend or a support system and network such as groups on social media, you might want to seek support without any social interaction.

Our listeners provide emotional support through active listening. Active listening helps process your emotional distress. The following page can be filtered to seek listeners who provide long-term help and support. You can also browse listeners according to your preferred language as well as for different topics amongst other filters.

7 Cups is a chat site/app that has different options to find a good listener. You can meet new people and text chat with other individuals going through tough times - you are not alone! Everyone goes through a hard time at some point in their lives and we are here for you. Whether you are facing relationship problems, panic attacks, struggling with substance abuse, loneliness, depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue, our site/app is a safe space based on confidential, anonymous support.

A good idea is to consider what form of support you would like in the first place - we have plenty of options to explore and one of the best ways is to give them a try to find out what works for you. We understand that different people have different needs and preferences. All these support services are appropriate for different situations.

This page can help you seek a trained active listener to talk to through 1-on-1 conversations. These listeners come from different walks of life and all are ready to offer a compassionate listening ear to people who would like to talk to someone else. You can select their username to view their detailed profile page with their shared bio and other information such as whether they have lived experience of mental health conditions or topics, their reviews, as well as their training and other badges. While our listeners do not provide direct advice, their support can help you vent your feelings and concerns in a safe space and you can work together to figure out healthy coping tools.

Listener conversations can vary in duration according to your listener's and your personal availability. Some listeners have the option to schedule chats with them in advance. You can always browse for listeners and leave them a message so that they can get back to you with their availability.

There are several other ways you can find someone to talk to at 7 Cups. These include the group chats and subcommunities. We are glad you are taking the first step towards support!

Our group chat rooms are online chat rooms that serve as different support groups where you can send text messages 24/7. We are a global community with people from all over the world. Some chat rooms include the Sharing Circle room, which is a non-judgemental safe space based on the traditions of AA and similar support groups. This space can prove helpful if you need a group of people to talk to who can listen and get to know you over a long time. Sharing your feelings and experiences as well as listening to those of others can help feel supported. You can expand your support network and make online supportive friends and connections!

On the other hand, if you would like to interact with people and talk to someone over forums, we have dedicated subcommunities for over 45+ topics covering a wide range of mental illness support topics through various sub-forums. Our subcommunities provide support, awareness, events, as well as opportunities to participate in light-hearted icebreakers.

Apart from the above mentioned mental health services at 7 Cups, we have affordable therapy options allowing you to seek online therapy for mental health problems with an online therapist, licensed psychologist, and other mental health professionals. This support is affordable as compared to other online and offline services or other options like support through insurance companies. Therapists are also available to talk to throughout the week on working days.

While our community can help support you after you have lost someone else to suicide, 7 Cups is not to be used in the state of active/passive suicidal thoughts - for such cases, please visit helpful resources such as the Samaritans or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. For a complete list of helpful resources, click here.

If you would like to gain further insight and helpful information about different mental health topics, you can visit our Community Questions and Answers pages, or read our Expert Mental Health News and Advice articles. Other main features you can explore include our self-help guides and growth paths based on treatment protocols available for free!

The bottom line is, you are never alone - 7 Cups is a community aiming to provide compassion on a global scale. There are various ways to talk to someone at 7 Cups. These include 1-on-1 conversations based on active listening and support through trained listeners, group chats with support discussions and Sharing Circles, and the subcommunity forums. Other features that you may find helpful include the growth paths, community questions and answers, as well as expert advice sections.

Banjothebudgie

Connoisseur 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
At the moment I will not be taking any member chats due to my focus on my current leadership roles. My leadership roles include: Room supporter Project agent Care team(listeners) Forum supporter Group Support Outreach Program Academy project agent LCI team  Academy project agent Safety Patrol Team Chat Room Moderator Peer Supporter STL- LGBT+ sub community   Doorkeeper Community mentor I have personal experience with the LGBT+ community  as I identify as lesbian. Please send a personal request and if need be send an offline message to me. That way I will respond quickly. I am not a long term listener and on average will spend 30 minutes with each member to maximise the quality of the chat. Have a great day!!!  Note: I do not take gender/ dysphoria related issues because I have little to know experience with these issues.   
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1070
United States

lyricalAngel70

Guru 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
~ON A SELF-CARE BREAK~ Sorry, Not Taking Any New Chat Request Currently. Kindly Browse Listeners Here, Thank you! Please read my bio before contacting me. ❤A Lil bit about me: Hi, this is Angel & I am delighted that you have come across my profile on 7 Cups' of Tea. I am an active, trained, verified listener here. Besides, I have completed 7 Cups' Internships (June 2019), LDP - Leadership Development Program (January 2021) & CDM - Content Development and Marketing Program (September 2021) successfully. Currently, enrolled in QLP Quality Listening Program (to further improve my listening skills) at 7 Cups Academy. I am comfortable talking about all the issues mentioned in the list below: ADHD Alcohol/Drug Use Anxiety *** Bipolar Borderline (BPD) Breakups *** Bullying *** Cancer Chronic Pain  Depression *** Diabetes Disabilities Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Exercise Motivation *** Family Stress *** Financial Stress *** Forgiveness *** General Mental Health *** Getting Unstuck *** Grief *** LGBTQ+ Loneliness *** Managing Emotions *** Men's & Women's Issues *** Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Panic Attacks *** Parenting Perinatal Mood Disorder PTSD/Trauma Racial & Cultural Discrimination *** Recovery *** Relationship Stress *** Schizophrenia Self-Esteem *** Self-Harm Sexual Health Sleeping Well *** Social Anxiety *** Spirituality *** Student Life *** Weight Management *** Work Stress *** N.B: Topics with asterisks denotes my live experience (I have lived it, gone through it) in that specific area & can assist you better with it.I would love to connect with you and assist you in the best way possible. I congratulate you on reaching out to seek help because it is not an easy job. It may be difficult to share your problems but I assure you that you won't regret trusting me with them. Your secrets are mine after you choose to share them with me. 😊I am currently studying masters in Clinical Psychology.  -Bookworm. -Loves traveling, sketching & shopping. -Cleanliness & fitness freak. -An optimist & an ambivert. -Down to earth. -Great singer. ​​-On my way to be the best version of myself. Proudly a member of these amazing communities : - Safety Patrol Team - ​​​​​Team Lightship - 7 Cups Hindi & Urdu Translation Team - Q&A Approval Team -Content Volunteering Team - Lightship Outreach Assistant Teamhttps://www.7cups.com/forum/GroupModZone_168/CommunityManagersOffice_2008/WarmWelcomeEveryoneByeByeCliqueChallenge_238987/#ByeByeCliques Eating disorders support and awareness hashtag - #EdGangTwin Listener: @WatchingOverYou - A brilliant listener & my favorite person. You can find them here - https://www.7cups.com/@WatchingOverYou ​​​​​​ P.S. Please refrain from connecting with me if you are here for casual/sex chat/online dating/seeking a relationship/marriage/wanting to have my social media, number, etc. And if I get such chats, I would be blocking them without any warnings (since I have already mentioned what I am uncomfortable with). You have many great apps for such purposes out there. 7 Cups' of Tea is an anonymous, secure, on-demand emotional health service and online therapy providing platform where real people connect to real listeners in one-on-one chat. If this is your sole purpose and you want to talk to someone? Hello and welcome. ❤ Thank You, Kind Regards, lyricalAngel70.
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1502
India

Hope

Epitome 4
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi! I am Laiba, also known as Hope! I am a Community Manager at 7 Cups. I oversee 7 Cups academy. At the moment I am unable to provide listening support to members. Please connect to a listener here. I believe education should be practical and available to all. I have the honor of contributing to just that through 7 Cups academy. We offer the following programs!7 Cups Internship ​| Leadership Development Program ​|  Building Community Program ​| Content Development and Marketing ​| Group Leadership & Dynamics Development | Quality Leadership Program All the above names are hyperlinked. You can click through and find more information. All our programs are free and we provide a certificate and a badge upon completion. Please read before PMing! ✦ My response time is within 3 days. Your patience is appreciated.  ✦ I am no longer taking member support requests/listening requests concerning personal issues. If you are looking for a supportive listener, please find one here!I have created a few growth paths (some in collaboration with the community) that I would love for you to explore! ✦ Preventing Burnout at 7 Cups ✦ Managing Anxiety ✦ Leadership Basics ✦ Watering Hope ✦ Study MotivationAre you new to 7 Cups? Welcome to 7 Cups! (Click for a message from me)
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4585
United Arab Emirates

terrytee

Genius 7
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
About Me A trained active listener here to provide you with emotional support. I usually chat with 1 person at a time to preserve quality. However, you can drop me a message anytime, if I'm not available, I'll try to write back to you as soon as possible, we can be digital penpals!TrainingsBadges: Verified listener; Graduate, Master, Scholar, Rocket Listener 7 Cups intern graduate(Last update: 4th February 2019)
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2954
Malaysia

SilentSerenityy

Guru 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! I'm a 26 year old experienced verified listener. Don't hesitate to send me a message. I'm open minded, non-judgemental and I'm open to almost all topics. If I am offline, send me a message with what the issue you're experiencing is and what time you're available to chat and I will get back to you to let you know my availability.   Please keep in mind that I work and am also a university student, so my schedule is limited at the moment and I may not get back to you as soon as you may life. If I am unavailable, click here to reach out to some amazing verified listeners who will be available to support you. <color=pink>Availability</color> My time zone is GMT/BST I am available to chat for up to 60 minutes at a time It is encouraged that you contact more than one listener to get all the support you need.~ Automatic Welcome Team ~ & Personal welcomer of 3700+ listeners!~ Psychology Student ~~ Room Supporter ~ Disability & General Support~ Retired Forum Mentor, Group Chat Mod & Social Soldier ~Online  Open to chatting/helping anyone.Busy  May not reply, busy with roles or helping others in chats. Offline  Having a self-care break, not online, supporting group discussions, not available to help/chat, can't take personal requests. 
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772
United Kingdom

JoyfulUnicorn

Connoisseur
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
***Currently On Long Term Break***Hello All! I am Joy <3 I am an Adult Teen Listener<3 I am a Quality Mentor<3 I Focus on the Safety Teams / Aspects of 7Cups<3 I just want you all to know how amazing and strong you are! Keep fighting! You can do this!  You dont need to fight anything alone no more!  I myself am fighting my own issues but on the times i am available (Shown by the green dot) -  I can offer a listening ear i will.   I do not take Sexual Chats or chats about Self Harm/suicide ideation or intentions and Eating Disorders. (If I cannot take your topic i will refer you to another listener who would be better suited for your needs.)My Current Roles on Cups Adult- Teen Listener Verified Listener Quality Mentor Peer Supporter Safety Awareness Team Project Agent  Safety Patrol Team Safety Patrol Outreach Team Needs Reply TeamPrevious Roles & Teams I Have Helped Out With on Cups Eating Disorder Team  Mindfulness Team Depression Team Disability TeamMy Listener Friends...Gracey - My Friesis - The best listener i know, Helps me through ups and downs and accepts me for who i am. Super supportive and awesome and sticks with me through laughter and tears! Luff You! MidnightRaven999 - My mentor - My friend - You are soo kind and awesome and so supportive and really help me through rough times.rebecca947 - My mentor - My Friend - I Can't thankyou for all your support and love you offer me through my journey here on cups.Shanna - My Mentor - A friend - thankyou for being so kind and supportive to me on my journey. You are so lovely and i am so honoured to have met you <3amiablePeace77 -My Mother - You have supported me as a member and even as a listener you will forever be a mother to me here on cups! Thankyou for your on going love and support and accepting me and who i am! You are so amazing! Luv You!! Grahzeymahzin - My Unicorn Listener Twinnie! Thankyou for all the ongoing support. You are so amazing and beautiful soul inside and out. I feel honoured to have met you and hope we can continue interacting in time to come! You're awesome *sprinkles unicorn magic* My favourite quote... "There is MORE in the mirror than my PAIN. There is MORE in my life than my PAIN and what lies behind it is BEaUtiful!"Remember You Are Strong - Hold On Pain Ends! 
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235
United Kingdom

MrsAshleyMarie

Discoverer 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
A Bit About Me Hey there! My name is Ashley. I love reading, practicing yoga, and making people laugh. 1-on-1 Chats I am not currently taking 1-on-1 chats with members. If you'd like to chat with a listener, please use the Browse Listeners link to find an available listener. Anxiety Group Support  I am the Support Team Leader (STL) for the Anxiety Support Community. I onboard, train, and mentor our room supporters and chatroom mentors. I also assist in writing and approving our discussion scripts and coordinating our support session schedule. 
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226
Canada

bookworm274

Expert 11
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Not currently taking new member chats  Hi there! I'm bookworm274 but you can just call me bookworm, book or worm. My timezone is BSTMy chat style: My chat times range from 20 minutes (typically a more casual chat) to 60 minutes. However, I am always happy to do longer chats as long as they have been scheduled. I check 7 cups every day for messages and updates so I should get back to you soon! I am also happy to take casual chats just make me aware of that so I know how best to support you. Please scroll down to the list that states the topics that I am comfortable taking before asking to chat with me, thank you.Status meanings: My status is typically on Red or Orange, I hardly ever have it on Green. So please feel free to send me a message no matter what colour my status is because I may be on the site! If I'm not on the site when you send me a message then I will get back to you in a minimum of 24 hours as I check 7Cups at least once a day for messages! About me: I am a 17 year old girl. I have personally experienced anxiety, OCD, student life, panic attacks and family stress. When I am older, I hope to become an Educational or Child Psychologist but I am currently just studying for my A-Levels: English Literature, Psychology and Government&Politics. I am quite a shy person and I love to help people especially when it comes to mental health. I believe mental health is vital and that everyone deserves support.My roles:Verified Listener - I have been verified for my active listening skills which means you can trust that I am a high quality listener!Peer Supporter - If you are a listener feel free to message me after a difficult chat.Teen Community Star - I am a teen forum star for the Anxiety Support Community which you can find here and Newbie Hub which you can find here! Room Supporter - I support people and create a welcoming environment in the Community Projects and Events Rooms.Forum Project Agent - I am a project agent for the forums mainly focusing on needs replies and onboarding new FS.SC Project Agent - I am a project agent for the sharing circles Sessions Host Buddy - I help new session hosts through their trial period. Discussion Host - I host Anxiety Discussions every Tuesday 3-4pm in the Support Session Room. Listener Twins: @tami150 - my first 7Cups twin - if I'm unavailable check out her account. She's an amazing listener and person and super sweet and helpful!  @Azalea98  - my supportive twin - she's super amazing and is always there to support me!   
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201
United Kingdom

theriverissinging

Scholar 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello!Welcome to my profile. This is river.Asking for help is healthy.I'm a trained verified active listener here at 7 Cups.You can expect an open, supportive and judgement-free safe space from me.I don't schedule chats at all.All the live chats are 30 minutes long.Long-term supportI don't take chats on spirituality / religion and weight management.My Roles: *under construction*Listener twin - @alwaysindigo, you're awesome!Profile Picture - Moonlight in the Adirondacks, Rockwell Kent.The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.- Carl R. Rogers
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210
India

RebekahRoyal

Genius 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
 🐣 Introduction 🐣  Life is hard; we all know it. It's full of positive and negative moments, very few of which we have complete control over. You don't predict the future, the future predicts you. It's great to see that you're reaching out for support today. It may feel incredibly difficult to ask for guidance, be it for a current or a past situation - you are not alone in how you feel.Members:I'm currently not available for chats, unless you are an existing long-term member. Please feel free to go here to find an available listener immediately. If you are in a crisis situation, please go here.Listeners:I'm currently unavailable for all types of mentoring chats. Please refer to another mentor here.Welsh/Cymraeg: Welsh Speakers/Siaradwyr Cymraeg: Ar hyn o bryd nid wyf ar gael ar gyfer sgyrsiau oni bai eich bod yn aelod hirdymor presennol. Peidiwch ag oedi cyn mynd yma i ddod o hyd i wrandawr sydd ar gael ar unwaith. Os ydych chi mewn sefyllfa o argyfwng, ewch yma.German/Deutsch German Speakers/Deutschsprachige: Ich bin derzeit nicht für Chats verfügbar, es sei denn, Sie sind ein bestehendes Langzeitmitglied. Bitte zögern Sie nicht, hierher zu gehen, um sofort einen verfügbaren Hörer zu finden. Wenn Sie sich in einer Krisensituation befinden, gehen Sie bitte hier.How I Listen: 🐣 I will ensure that you, as a person, are validated. How you feel is perfectly okay. 🐣 Please be aware that I will not be offering advice, as it could be very harmful to both you and your situation, and could cause offense. 🐣 You will suffer no judgement from me. 🐣 Our chat will be as supportive and comforting as possible. 🐣 Finally, I will make sure that you are heard. Your voice deserves to be listened to. 🌻 My Involvements 🌻  🌻 Quality 🌻 o Verified Adult-Teen Listener: I completed an interview and a mock chat with a highly experienced listener to show that I'm suitable to chat with teens, and a listener of high quality. 🌻o Active Listening [Test 1] Grading: I help to grade AL1: Graduate test. Take the AL1 test here. 🌻o Listener Verifier Team: I verify listeners through the Verified Listener project! Would you like to become Verified? Learn more here! 🌻o Anonymous Evaluations Feedback Team: I offer feedback to those who have been evaluated through the AE project. 🌻o [Teen] Quality Mentoring: I mentor adult and teen listener quality! 🌻o Quality Mentor Leading: I lead the Anonymous Evaluations team. Find out more about this team by sending me a message, or by going here! 🌻o Quality Ambassador: I am so privileged to be an ambassador for 7 Cups!  🌻 Safety 🌻 o Saftey Patroling: I flag profiles that have violations. 🌻o Safety Patrol Outreach Team [SPOT]: I reach out to those who have fixable profile violations.  🌻 Chatrooms 🌻 o Doorkeeping: I'm able to open & close chatrooms. 🌻o Peer Supporting: I offer support to listeners after a difficult chat (*not* for personal issues. That is what member accounts are for). 🌻o Chat Supporting: I offer support to listeners during a tricky chat. 🌻o Global Chatroom Moderation: I help to create a positive and inclusive environment in all member chatrooms! 🌻o [Teen] Chatroom Mentor: I moderate in the listener chatrooms to ensure they stay safe and inclusive!  🧁 About Me 🧁  🧁 I am once again questioning my sexuality, and I don't mind what pronouns you use! 🌈💙 🧁 I love Doctor Who (10th Doctor is my favourite)!  🧁 Reading, writing and analysing true crime cases are my passions (though I'm also a tech lover).  🧁 My favourite music genres are classic rock, heavy metal, 70s/80s pop/rock, punk rock, and alternative.  🧁 I am neurodivergent!  🧁 My favourite artists are; My Chemical Romance // Lady Gaga // Green Day // Måneskin //  ✨ VIPS ✨ @bouncySalamander26; Sal is an amazing person. He's funny, caring, kind, and in general, a fantastic friend. Thank you, for always being awesome!  P.S. "snoozy sponge!"@Gracey; I will never be able to thank Grace enough for her kindness and support over the years. She is sweet, understanding, patient, and always knows how to help out. Thank you, for always being a good friend 💙 
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946
Germany

glassmarble

Explorer 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! ~ I'm glad you found me (or that we were connected). I'm here to talk to you with whatever you're going through. Our conversation will be a safe place to share your feelings without being judged. I will always listen and try my best to be here for you and help you helping yourself. You're not alone! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Some things about myself: You can call me Tanja if you want to. I love to help others, and my friends say about me that I am calm, friendly and empathic. In my free time I like reading, writing stories and poems, singing and daydreaming. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Just message me if you want to talk and I'll try to answer as soon as I can. Take care!
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333
Austria

urstrong

Advanced 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Here is a person who try his best to be there with you, listen to you.
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519
India