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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.

colorfulHeart8098

Supporter 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Id like to help anyone who needs support or just a friendly ear.
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162
New Zealand

monk4u

Expert 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello. This is monk. There are various events in life which make u question your beliefs, which make u fell helpless. Some questions like - " WHY WITH ME?", " What i have done ". or " How i get out of this", " I tried enough but failed everytime" , " What to change all of these so desperately"... I say , lets talk about it. You have different coping mechanisms, some are at worst level, some doing fine enough to drag u well in day-to-day life. But there is still a vacuum, that emptiness remaining. So lets just speak it up. And bring back the real u in u. Take care and let the healing begin. Trust and honesty is all i have to offer.
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823
India

Sara2580

Discoverer 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
hi, i am Sara . i am 24 a bit about my personal life- i just got engaged.  i have quite a lot of experience with parenting (or step parenting) i am pregnant for the second time with twins . i have personal experience with breakups ,drug use, depression and teen pregnancy . i am a teen mom or i used to be . i have been to india a lot of times .   about my working life - here in india for a workshop    i am currently exploring as a dance instructor full time and yes, thats me in the bio  My listning twin is -Perspectivesmiles1106 you can connect with them they are brilliant and extremely sweet thanks for reading my bio ! i hope you have a good  day !  
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383
United Kingdom

Blynng

Guru 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
If for some reason my status is green but I am not responding: It has been determined that there is a current problem with my status in the search results; it shows me as always available. Please refer to the chat window for my current status and understand that I am unable to control the errors that occur on the website. Generally speaking, I do not provide support for relationship issues, domestic violence, sexual trauma, discussions of incest and/or other non-consensual sexual experiences. I do not provide detailed discussions of sexual desires, fetishes or sexual dysfunction in biological men; if you need help in these areas, I recommend working with a professional.I cannot discuss self-harm, suicidal ideation/events, or abuse events. Please seek support from another listener if you need this kind of help, or reach out to suicide.org My name is Lynn, and I'm glad you've found me! I'm a trained listener with a degree in English and psychology as well as professional training in peer counseling. I am NOT a professional psychologist, and I cannot provide therapy services. My primary study in the psychology field focused on abnormal psychology and human sexuality; I am current working on a book addressing human memory. I am GLBTQ+ friendly. My professional training has focused mostly on sexuality, anxiety management, and autism spectrum disorder. In my free time, I enjoy writing, movies, and MUSIC!!! Feel free to reach out to me anytime I'm online. If I'm not currently available, you are free to write a detailed message discussing your concerns after you've completely reviewed this profile. I generally do not reply to messages that provide no detail and/or indicate that they didn't review my profile. Please read previous member reviews before connecting with me. If you're a fellow listener, I appreciate your interest, but I will hold you accountable to the listener agreement and will not provide emotional wellness support outside the parameters of that agreement, no exceptions! I am, in general, an acute situation listener. I focus on accountability support. This means I'm not likely to "just chat" with you. I am an active and engaged listener who will reply and ask challenging questions; if you're looking for a place to simply vent to someone and are not interested in a discussion regarding active choice and personal responsibility for your outcomes, I recommend you work with another listener first.I do not have long-term relationship availability at this time.  I am also a person living with ASD. My vocabulary and style of speech has been labeled as mean, harsh, aggressive, you name it, I've heard it. This is because I speak matter of factly, in detail. My messages will not have hidden meanings; I say what I mean. Sometimes this is difficult for members. However, I find that respectful communication can go a long way to resolving these difficulties. My style is to talk about progressive approaches and necessary steps, whether or not they "feel good"... I'm not one to try and package up harsh realities in fuzzy packages. I firmly believe that every adult has the ultimate responsibility for their feelings and their response to those feelings, so a discussion with me will be about accountability, self-honesty and can sometimes be a "rude" reality check. My expectation for members that talk to me is that they have read this description and accept that this is what they will get from me; that I expect them to be a grown adult, able to speak about issues with maturity and a desire for affirmation and change, and will understand that it is up to them and them alone where the power lies. I am simply a facilitator in your own conversation with yourself; if something I say is sharp, hits home, there is a reason. As any listener on here has the right to do, I reserve the right and ability to set conversational boundaries and protect myself as an emotional being. If at any time I feel that either involved party is at risk during our conversations, I will advise as much and do my best to direct the member to the best path. While I have professional training and education, I cannot provide therapy services or fill in as a replacement for your mental health professional. Instructions for requesting a discussion: Review the above content IN FULL *prior* to messaging me. I wrote it for a reason. Take a few minutes to deeply consider what you're coming here to talk about today. 1. What is the primary goal for reaching out? The answer to this question requires a brief explanation (1-3 sentences) of the personal accountability topic/situation you are wantingt to discuss. After confirming that your topic is not one of the excluded pieces above, choose one of the following, providing details:   a. Specific Event/Choice/Decision/Question, skill building, guidance, tutoring, etc. b. Question regarding one of the areas of expertise listed above c. A more casual style exchange, with the understanding that the chat will be lower priority with potentially slower response times. d. I don't know, but this seems to be the most comfortable place to discuss my issue. 2. What kind of support style are you expecting from our interaction? a. Constructive - I will provide the important details to my listener, and would like confirmation of understanding followed by questions b. Challenging - I will provide some details, but want my listener to push me, using difficult questions and providing detailed educational info c. Purely Educational - I want to ask a question, and have my listener explain what they know, allowing for me to ask questions and learn; I accept the information as given is not intended to be exclusive, and that it is up to me to confirm it with additional resources. d. Just a chat - I understand that I still need to identify what I want to speak about, and that my listener prioritizes other chat types over casual chatting. I also confirm that I am not making contact for chat using my own listener account. 3. How will we measure the progress/success we make towards your stated goals? a. Obvious - My goal has a distinct resolution that will be clearly identified, such as question/answer, obtaining a specific piece of information or knowledge, etc. b. Discreet - My goal has a resolution that will be identified by me, and I commit to providing progress updates during the conversation so that my listener is aware of how successful we are. c. Witnessed - My goal has a resolution that can only be identified through the witness of 3rd parties, such as my boss confirming an improvement in my workplace performance after I've implemented the work/information gained through my discussion with the listener. d. Listener-Only - My goal has a resolution that can only be identified and confirmed by the listener. I trust them to provide feedback to me regarding how well I am doing, and accept that my perception of progress may differ from theirs.WHEN LEAVING ME A MESSAGE WHILE I AM OFFLINE OR BUSY, PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR ANSWERS TO THE ABOVE INCLUDING THE DETAILS OF EACH ANSWER. MESSAGES LEFT WITHOUT FOLLOWING THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY NOT BE ANSWERED, DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY. REPEAT OFFENDERS WILL BE CORRECTED AFTER 3 CONSECUTIVE CONTACTS WITHOUT DETAILS. ON THE 4TH CONTACT WITHOUT DETAILS, THE MEMBER FORFEITS THEIR ACCESS TO DISCUSSION. If you have any questions regarding the contents of this profile, you are welcome to ask specific and direct questions. I will answer them at the earliest convenience.
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1693
United States

wonderfulShell57

Scholar 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! My name is Em and I am glad you found me here on 7 cups.  I have dealt with multiple traumas, including postpartum depression and anxiety, bullying, sexual assault, family trauma, assault etc.Also have experience with severe depression, anxiety, PTSD, autism and Aspergers.Feel free to send me a message and I will try get back to you as soon as I can.
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507
Australia

theriverissinging

Advanced 9
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. RogersHello!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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207
India

blissart

Pinnacle
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Personal request - i dont take  LGBTQ issues .I will only chat for a maximum of 60 minutes at a time to make sure my focus is solely on you . I dont take requests for personal chats on other social media platforms. 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. Pls dont substitute this with therapy or counselling
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4096
Heard And Mc Donald Islands

courageousheart96

Epitome 7
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello everyone!  I am courageousheart96. I am a verified listener on this site. Feel free to contact me whenever you want. My response time may vary. Thank you for understanding!Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.   I don't feel comfortable with Sexual TopicsI am part of the Care team and AL4 graders team. I am also a Peer supporter and an adult Newbie hub (support room 24/7, sharing circle, member community room) and healthy living Room supporter.
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8300
Ireland

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. 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

EveryMindMatters

Supporter 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Grab yourself a cup of tea and let’s have a chat in a safe space ☕️
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127
United Kingdom

SoftFaith2004

Advanced 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello friends, I am Faith 💙,I hope I can help you all. I know this times are hard and the feeling of no one understands you. But I and many  people in this world understand and care for you! Just never lose faith and hope. Never give up 😊❤ Have a wonderful day or night! 🌃 ❤ Book me here 👆 (please book from 20th october💕)                            My roles 💙 "I am a Verified Listener, which means I have been approved by 7cups community as a High Quality Listener! I am also a Room Supporter in Deppresion community , Healthy Living Community and Anxiety Support community! ❤☺ I am a Forum supporter in needs reply section. I am a Peer supporter, ❤means you can come to me if you have had a hard chat and you are feeling down about it!😊❤"                        Things about me 💗 I am a highschool teenager girl living in a busy city❤ I love to read 📚 and I love music 🎶.  I also love quotes! Here's one for you :   Don't ever feel defeated, cause you are still fighting! 💕 I love reading your reviews, so if you had a good chat with me, please leave one! 😀💕Green : I am active a ready to take a chat! 💚Orange : I am currently busy, but you can pm me so that I can reply to you later 🧡Red : I am currently offline, you can leave a message so that I can reply to you when I get back!  My reply is within two days! ❤  ​​​​​❤I Don't Take Sexual/Relationship Chats, do get a listener suitable for that here❤ : " BROWSE LISTENERS " (click on it)  Thank you for reaching out! 💗
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237
India

crystalclearnow

Proficient 2
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello, We can connect and talk. I would love to Listen.My usual Time Limit is 45-60minutes. Weekends are usually allocated as my self-care break days so that I can give you my best.A little bit about me- I have completed my studies in Psychology and Management. I am passionate and read incessantly about Human Mind and Behaviour.My leadership roles include-Listener Coach/Mentor. Chatroom Moderator.I believe in connecting with people and listening to them whilst providing support at the time of crisis. This can sometimes empower and give you the ability to better cope in a difficult situation. This quote resonated with me: At The End Of The Day. All You Need Is Hope And Strength, Hope That It will Get Better, And Strength To Hold On Until It Does”.   I will not encourage abusive, offensive and sexually provocative chats.Have a good day!     
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1083
Australia