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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.

Gracey

Epitome 9
Listens to Teens & 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) ūüĎ© and I am a 25 year old tea loving¬†‚ėē cat mum ūüźą¬†¬†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¬†‚̧‚Ě謆LGBTQ+ and questioning friendly¬†‚Ěč ABDL / TBDL friendly¬†‚Ěč DID / Dissociation and mental health friendly¬†‚Ěč Autism / ASD / learning disabilities / disability / learning difficulty friendly¬†----------------------------------------------------------------‚Ěč I am passionate about helping to make sure that no-one ever feels like they have no-one to turn to‚Ěč I understand the importance of having a safe and nonjudgmental environment to talk in ‚Ěč 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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2377
United Kingdom

Mel

Exemplar 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Mentor projects I'm involved with right now for you to reference:- Subcommunity Ambassador: Forum Supporter, Community Mentor, Community Member Leader and Forum Key applications, Flag Queue and overseeing Modified Forum Content. Do you like subcommunities and want to be more involved in our forums? Apply to be a forum supporter!Already a Forum Supporter? Continue in your leadership path & apply to be a Community Mentor!- Chatroom Ambassador: Listener Chatroom Supporter, Chatroom Mentor, Teen Chatroom Mentor and Teen Chatroom Star applications, Chat Support training, Listener Learning team (Listener Discussions), Listener Room Review form. Find out more about our Chatroom Leadership Opportunities.- Community Mentor Leader for Teen Only Zone subcommunity. We're always looking for new teens to take part of your subcommunity! Come join in! - Active Listening (AL) 2, 3 & 4. Badges (please ask other graders for feedback). We try to get your requests graded as soon as possible (and we have a great team for that!) but please be mindful that we grade these manually and we have a great amount of requests sent in daily. You can check the updates threads of each test here AL2 Updates, AL3 Updates, AL4 Updates to know when badges have been last updated.I'm a doorkeeper so I can open/close rooms per request. Feel free to message me at any time.Thanks for stumbling into my profile :) It's very nice to see you! I'm Mel and I'm a young girl from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm a college student majoring in physics. I work as a support teacher for young kids mostly. I love teaching and explaining things - I think everybody deserves their chance at understanding a difficult matter, even if they need more time for it than someone else would.  I'm not much of a talker as a listener. I feel like it's very important that every single person out there has someone to rely on and be there for them. I want you to feel like you can tell me anything on your mind, feel heard, understood and never judged. That's what I aim for. I know I can't change your life nor magically solve your problems (Although I would really like to be able to do that) but I do can promise to be here, as much as possible and as much as you need. I'm your friend and I'll always care about you. I deal my own battles every day and I know that talking helps. You are never alone here. I would like to be a writer someday, because books mean a lot to me. Everything I want is what I write to be special for someone, if I could make at least one (only one) person feel something by something I wrote, I would already feel realized. Writing has always come naturally to me. It's who I am. As a kid, I would always grab a pencil and write, instead of drawing. I would always make stories up in my mind to tell other people. I would always write too much, speak too much, and take too long to tell an anecdote. I was born a storyteller. At the moment, I just do it for fun and for myself or my close ones.Anything else you would like to know about me, feel free to message me and ask, I'm pretty much an open book! and will love to get to know eachother more. If you are around here and have any question or need someone to chat or you are a new listener and want a long term mentor to cheer on you and be happy for all your success - I'm your gal. Much love, Mel. 
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2121
Argentina

Timeless22

Maven 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi, my name is Kaiden. Well, I can't say I'm new to this anymore, and I still enjoy coming here often, and being able to help people. I helped people with many different things now. Extreme paranoia, relationships, anxiety, depression, work issues, family issues, etc. So feel free to talk with me about anything, and I will promise to do my best to help you. Contact me or send me a message online or offline and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
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1785
Canada

shilpa

Advanced 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey there! I'm glad that you chose to be a part of the 7 cups family.I am sorry that you are hurting. I am sorry that it has to be this way. But hey, we are in this together. Allow me to provide you the safe space to be vulnerable and your authentic self while maintaining complete anonymity. If I'm online, then please feel free to start a chat. If I'm offline, you may leave a message and I will surely get back to you.  Apart from being a verified listener, I'm also a peer support listener - so if you are an active listener/intern who needs to vent after a triggering chat, feel free to shoot a message. P.S. If you are hurting over relationship issues, there are a few things that you may want to ponder up on -  More than anything else we often suffer from issues linked to self-worth that are intrinsically connected to our childhood experiences and relations. We tend to replicate the unhealthy patterns we learned in our childhood relationships when we enter into adult relationships. You might find yourself getting attracted to certain type of people - emotionally unavailable, unresponsive, abusive, those who subject you to the silent treatment and trigger your emotional injuries. When you are physically wounded do you keep digging your wound? You don't right? Then why do you do the same with your emotional injury? It doesn't have to be this way, does it?  
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635
India

loveguru

Maven
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello and welcome. I would love to talk to you about anything and everything. So lets talk.
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1545
India

ESTEF

Connoisseur 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi, I am glad you are here, I willl do my best to help you the best I can even if I just listen and be there. If I am offline then send me a message and as soon as I read it I will answer :)  
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1145
Argentina

Jenna

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
*Please read my bio before proceeding to message me*I can support you on the following topics: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Forgiveness, Grief, PTSD/Trauma, Self-harm, and Sexual Assault. All of my chats are 1 hour long and my availability depends on my days off from work. I require scheduling so we can meet on the days I am free.I’m Jenna and I am in my early 30s. I've been here for 7 years and it has been an impactful time in my life both for my own well-being and having the privilege to support others. I enjoy spending time with my 4 dogs, listening to all types of music, tacos, Netflix, being outside in nice weather, sleeping, and drawing. I would say my conversational language is assertive and logical in a confident aspect, but I'm still compassionate and empathetic.
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5097
United States

weallthesame

Exemplar 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I'm glad you've found me on 7 Cups of Tea. I'm a trained active listener and I like to support people struggling in thier life. I enjoy (hiking, reading ). I've overcome a lot in life and would like to help by listening to you. If I'm online, then please feel free to start a chat. If I'm offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect. Glad you are here!     Listener Buddy: TheListener7867    
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8644
Jordan

Allievera

Explorer 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello Loves! I'm Allievera but you can call me Allie, I'm a verified listener on 7cups. Everyone has a story, I would love to hear yours, feel free to message me if you want to talk about something specific or just to chat :). I am also here for my fellow listeners, us listeners need to stick together, message me whenever you'd like to peers!(:
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313
United States

snowflakes

Veteran 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! I'm glad you've found me on 7 Cups of Tea. I'm a trained active listener and I like to support people struggling with depression, domestic abuse, student life problems, feeling isolated, etc . I enjoy reading novels, Painting, gardening, listening to music. Also I have completed my internship here on 7 cups with honours. I've overcome a lot in life and would like to help by listening to you. If I'm online, then please feel free to start a 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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2484
India

Rachel1984

Maven 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I'm afraid my life has become very busy, and I'm not able to make it on here often. I'm happy to listen whenever I do make it on, but I won't be able to promise anything in the way of ongoing conversations. My name is Rachel,and I'm glad you've found me here. I'm in my late 40's, and I've been through a lot in life, including chronic depression, with a few bouts of major depression. I know how to listen, I can offer support, and refer you to resources. If you are chatting with me, I promise I will be focused on our conversation, and will provide honest feedback. My areas of interest are depression, anxiety, and LGBTQ+ issues.
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1079
United States

BabyPingu

Epitome 14
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello I'm Pingu. Nice to meet you ^_^   
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1622
United Kingdom