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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.

Dajia215

Pinnacle 2
Listens to To Teens
in last week
IM NOT TAKING MEMBER CHATS AT THE MOMENT You matter! If you need a friend text me! #Readytohelp:)✨💕  #Teen quality star! #Teen listener coach! # Academy mentor!  #Teen community star!  Listener twins! @Enchantedlove  @Bubbles2025
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United States

Lana96

Sage 12
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Leave a message 😄
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Lebanon

Maxlb7

Scholar 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey, my name is Max, nice to meet you :) I may not understand everything you’re going through but i’m more than happy to listen to anything you want to talk about. You are important and people love you and care about you. Everyone deserves to be supported and have people there for them, and that includes you. I would love to talk to you, feel free to message me any time for a chat <3
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United Kingdom

LavenderFlower

Expert 2
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Currently UNAVAILABLE for member chats. Please check back later.💙About Me💙Hey there everyone! I am LavenderFlower, but you can call me Lavender or Lav  I like video games, writing, acting, music, and art. I’m super interested in Psychology and Forensics as well. I listen to those with Personality Disorders and Dissociative Disorders on top of the categories I have listed. I also take chats about attention seeking and lying. I am an empathetic listener who will do their best to support you.   💚Involvements💚Verified Listener Wiki Team Safety Patrol Adult-Teen Listener Intern Graduate with Honours Intern Mentor    
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Trinidad And Tobago

DonyPony

Connoisseur 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I'm a open minded person.Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. 
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Netherlands Antilles

starryskies108

Marvel 7
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
When you can't look on the bright side , I will sit with you in the dark ♥️ Hello! I'm glad you found me here. I study psychology and I'll be REALLY happy to help you. You don't have to go through this alone. I promise I will do everything I can to help you bring the change you want in your life :) Talk about whatever you want to , even if it's nothing at all .I'd love to get to know you more . Even if it's for a casual chat , I'm here for you Personal requests preferred,so don't hesitate to press the chat now button :D Let's talk .My roles here include being a/an : Intern Graduate (with honours) Adult-Teen Listener Peer Supporter   Community Mentor (Anxiety Support) Forum Supporter (Anxiety Support) Chatroom Moderator (Newbie Hub Community) Group Moderator Doorkeeper Safety Patrol Team Member Sharing Circle (co) Host Healthy Habits Team (co) Host ​​​​Translation Team Member Anonymous Evaluations Member ​​​​
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India

rebecca947

Sage 9
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Unfortunately, I am unable to take new member chats at the moment. Hi, I'm Rebecca! I'm here to listen to any issues you have. As the saying goes, a burden shared is a burden halved. I'm here to take the other half. :)My Self-Harm Recovery discussion for adults is on every Wednesday at 5pm-6pm ET!  I DO NOT take sexual or inappropriate chats.
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1242
Australia

Aldebaran3000

Sage
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Distant cold blue light :)
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France

Gracey

Epitome 9
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Retired 7 cups Ambassador - Please note I am no longer active as a listener on 7cupsMembers - I am currently not taking any new personal requests for long term members due to other commitments on cups and in my personal life. I can however provide one off 90 minute sessions if you feel this would be useful. Please note my time is limited and i will not be able to chat to everyone - if you would like to chat please message me with a brief description of the topic you would like to talk about, if i am able to i will respond to set up a time to connect with you!Listeners - Please feel free to send me a message anytime and i will reply as soon as possible!Thank you for your understanding!----------------------------------------------------------------Hello, my name is Grace (cis female -she/her) 👩 and I am a 25 year old tea loving ☕ cat mum 🐈  and a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community! I'm glad you've found me on 7 Cups!  I have been on 7 Cups as a listener, on and off for over 7 yearsRoles here on 7cups - - Quality Ambassador  - Teen chatroom mentor/mod, peer support and chat support - Profile flagging team - Safety Patrol  - SPOT team & safety patrol trainer----------------------------------------------------------------Everyone who visits my profile is accepted and will not be judged, this is a safe space for everyone ❤❋ LGBTQ+ and questioning friendly ❋ ABDL / TBDL friendly ❋ DID / Dissociation and mental health friendly ❋ Autism / ASD / learning disabilities / disability / learning difficulty friendly ----------------------------------------------------------------❋ I am passionate about helping to make sure that no-one ever feels like they have no-one to turn to❋ I understand the importance of having a safe and nonjudgmental environment to talk in ❋ I am compassionate, understanding and very open minded therefore nothing shocks me - so don't suffer in silence ----------------------------------------------------------------Personal request - I will do my best to accomodate personal requests so feel free to send me a message with the topic you would like to chat about. I will be unable to respond to all personal requests but i will try my best! - I will only chat for a maximum of 60-90 minutes at a time to make sure my focus is solely on you! Advice - Please be aware I will not offer you any advice on your situation or tell you what you should do. Instead I will listen to you with understanding and support you to open up about how you are feeling in a safe and supportive environment.Listening style - My listening style is not for everyone, I prefer to leave the majority of the talking to you while I prompt the conversation. I will not lecture, give long responses or provide a lot of feedback - this is to allow more time for you to speak and be heard. My aim is not to improve your situation or make you feel better, but just to be with you through whatever it is you are going through or experiencing. I will do my very best to adjust to suit you as an individual. ----------------------------------------------------------------
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United Kingdom

NoSolutions

Sage 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I don't really know what to say, except that I'm happy to help. I'm probably not the most qualified person to ask for help, but I'm very willing to offer it. Thanks for all the incredibly kind reviews :)
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3723
Netherlands

allnaturalHeart64

Master
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, I'm a verified listener on 7 Cups. I like to support people struggling with college life, existential crisis, family stress, self-harm, exercise motivation, social anxiety, depression and managing emotions. If I'm online, please feel free to chat. If I'm offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect. Glad you are here!  
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836
India

7CupsCommunity

Supporter 10
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello! I am an official 7 Cups Community account. You may see me around in the forums answering questions. Learn more about my role here **If I have missed a tag from you and it's been a few days, please feel free to retag. I only receive one notification per thread I am tagged in, which makes it easy to accidentally overlook something.**Please note: You may email community@7cups.com for questions about accounts or reports. You may use the Browse Listeners link to find a listener for 1-on-1 support or our support rooms or forums for group support. Thank you for understanding.  Below are some important links that may be useful:7 Cups Open Research PlatformAccount Review RequestApply for Special Listener BadgesApply to be an Adult-Teen ListenerBugs Report Form What are Subcommunities?Behavior Reporting Process & TrackingCensor Updates Feedback FormCrisis Policy and Crisis PageHow to end a crisis chatInformation on Research ProjectsListener Chatroom Review FormListener-Listener Conflict ResolutionListener-Listener Report FormMember-Member/Listener Report FormModerator & Listener Review FormMute Lift RequestQuality Coaching - Reach out to a Quality MentorResources & Hotlines for Various TopicsSafety at 7 Cups (information, protocol, and resources)Safety Protocols and PoliciesSpecial Events on 7 CupsSupport Desk & FAQTeen Safety PolicyUsername Change RequestWhere did the group support rooms go?Who to contact
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United States