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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

Arcanity

Explorer 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Currently not around often. Hi! Welcome to my userpage :) you can call me Arc! I am a listener and am happy to listen to you if you need to let something out or talk about something. I love to see people doing their best and that includes you! If I'm offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect. Feel free to have a chat if I am online, there is no need to be shy (maximum one hour). If I can help that would make me happy too. To me there are no limits and nothing that you can't talk about. I am happy to take long term members!  However if your topic is about breakups or transgender in particular, I may not be the best listener for you and I would ask to find one more suited for that.If you need immediate help or it is something urgent, https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ you can also click on this link and specify your search to what you are looking for. I hope you get the help you need! Here are some helpful resources/guides:  Identifying goals and being proactive- Life regrets from people  How to set up a life you don’t have to escape from  5 mistakes you will regret making in 10 years Mindset- Neuroanatomy of complaining  Guided Meditation for Detachment From Over-Thinking Healing- Physical and emotional body healingHealing your cells Overall health- Boundaries  Sleep exercise and dietThe feeling of discouragementWays to stop a panic attack LGBTQ+ Resources- LGBTQ If you are up for a challenge and have the time, please view the video "Neuropsychology of Self-Discipline" and study ways in which you can identify and achieve your purpose and goals. Quotes"cherish and protect this world, for it is our home and the home of those not yet born. so immense, yet so fragile. so secure, yet so easily destroyed by selfishness and hatred" Path to peace; Venerable Wuling Sometimes the only person that can be your therapist is yourselfSuccessful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?' Brian Tracy  We cannot be someone else. We can only be the best version of ourselves and that is the best thing we can offer. But as we aspire and work hard, realise you are the most perfect you can be now in the present. You do not have to do something or to change- you are okay, perfect and enough right now and don't let anyone tell you otherwise or bring you down.  Be content but never stop improving, once you stop opening your mind, you will no longer learn or improve in life and will stagnate your time. The present is a moment in time we will not get back so appreciate it dearly.  Don't live for those that are negative or try to bring you down. Remember that you are your own independent being and live for yourself first. Only you can look after you and meet your needs and life purpose until the end. Keep close your loved ones and those who make you happy and remove those who bring no good to your life, they do not belong there. It is key to good quality of life. You are worth every ounce of that effort.      
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266
Australia

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

Gozzil

Veteran 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Please note: I have stepped down from my group support roles for health reasons. Thank you to every member, listener, host and leader that contributed to a great group support experience. There are so many kind, supportive people in this community and I appreciate all of you, I miss you and hope to be back soon! If you have questions about Sharing Circle, please get in touch with @AnnaTess.    I am not currently taking new member chats, as my schedule is full with long term members. I am Gozzil, also known as Gozz, Gozzy, Gozzilla etc. My pronouns are she/her."I like to envision the whole world as a jigsaw puzzle with all the pieces of the puzzle scattered all over the place. If you look at the whole picture it is overwhelming and terrifying, but if you work on your little part of the jigsaw and know that people all over the world are working on their little bits of it, that’s what will give you hope." - Dr. Jane Goodall
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810
United Kingdom

SpringWaltz

Expert 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
​​​​Hello! I'm Waltz and i'm here to listen. I DONT take Mental Health issue Topics 🙂 My Listening is more focus on Relationship issues and Self Esteem 🙂 for MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT OR LGBT LISTENER please "FEEL FREE" to Talk to Other "LISTENERS" ​who specialize about it by going through this link 👇https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ 
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521
Philippines

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

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

SoulfullyAButterfly

Guru 10
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Programs Coordinator I am unfortunately unable to take member chats at this moment. I strongly believe in psychology - as a psychology student - I view our Psyches/psychology to be a key for all success in life. I believe that soulfully, we are all butterflies - we suffer from trials and misfortunes, and bit by bit, we are purified by our sufferings, until we are able to soar like a great butterfly. But the greatest thing amongst the chaos of this world, is that we can unite in the face of darkness in order to grasp the light. Conquer your life today, and reach out whenever needed! 🦋I am a verified, trained active listener with experience on several leadership teams here. I believe in the power of listening and motivating one another for success. Apart from my work here, I am a bookworm, poet, and lifelong learner. I enjoy advocating mental health and have leadership experience and training. 🦋 My journey at 7 Cups started as an intern. I graduated my internship here with honors, and put together a project on Social Media Depression (link found at the end of my bio). 🦋 My current roles include being the Programs Coordinator - I oversee the Content Volunteer Team and the Translations Project. I also enjoy being a Peer Supporter, Moderator/Room Supporter, as well as a forum-worm). 🦋 In the past, I have loved being the CML for the Veterans and Military Support Community and the Family and Caregivers Support Community as well. I have worked with great teams including the 35+ and 50+ subcommunities, and have been a discussion writer and feed team member as well. 🦋 I have not been raised or born in Pakistan and am only just recently adjusting to the culture/norms associated with the country. My first and primary language is English and I am not fluent enough in Urdu. Kindly respect that. 🦋If you are interested in learning more about the Community Projects and the Honors project, discussed above, please click the links below. Thank you! My Content GardenSocial Media Depression
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656
Pakistan

DayDreamWithYou

Expert
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Notice: I am sorry, but I am not currently taking any member chats at the moment. In the meantime, here are some amazing listeners, and I hope you will be able to find a listener that can support you best :)   If anyone asks me who I am, to be honest, I would not know what to say. I am a cis female that still questions her own sexuality. I am someone who cares about school, yet I don't. I am someone who loves friends, yet I am not exactly social. My interests are ever-changing, and everything is sort of all over the place. However, despite all the questions in my head about who I am, there is one thing I am sure about: it is my story. Every story is special in its own ways, yet sometimes our stories are not heard, and stepping outside our comfort zone to share is very hard. I am very proud to see that every one of you took the first step and made a member account whether it is for support or just for the sake of having one. I won't pretend to understand what you are going through because I truly don't. I have not been in your shoes and neither have I experience what you had, no matter how similar our stories may be. I won't promise you will feel better and that everything would get better because we really do not know, but from the bottom of my heart, I still hope that I can support you the best that I can. Some topics that I have dealt with are depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+, self-harm, sleeping well, loneliness, self-esteem, and many more in varying degrees. I would love to talk about these issues; however, please note that I will not be sharing my personal experiences with these issues because I would love to focus on listening to your story. My listening space is a safe place for those who would like to talk about any issues from DID to sexual health without any judgement. Each person is different, and my style may not exactly match up with yours, which is perfectly alright! There are also some other wonderful listeners that you may want to check out here! And welcome to my profile. I am Day/Dream, and I am very excited to get to know all of you :)   My availability: Green - I am online for both member and listener-related chats. Orange - I am only online for listener-related chats and may be in-and-out, but I will reply within 30 minutes. Red - I am fully inactive and logged out of the site. To everyone:  My private message response time is now 48 hours! If I do not respond within 2 days, please send me another message, and I apologize in advance. My account is also prone to several 7 cups bugs, so there will be times where I am unable to send messages, and I usually update in my bio when that happens. Additionally, please note that if I am around in a particular area (chatrooms, forums, or private messages), it does not mean that I will be active in another area. Thank you for understanding!Growth pathways: Love Yourself with BTS     Some things about me: My Pronouns are: she/her/hersAbout my interests: If you have seen me around, you'll know that I am super into music, and my taste in music changes every week and sometimes even daily. I love reading, and I can't express the happiness reading brings to me; it's definitely a place I go to release some emotions or maybe to feel some emotions. I am also a huge c/k-drama addict, and I am a multi-fandom k-pop stan. Something more general, I am very passionate about bullet journaling, animals, and I also swim.About my personality: I am an advocate/mediator (INFJ-T and INFP-T). I am a very straightforward and open-minded person. I am the kind of person that takes a while to open-up, so I may seem reserved. I can also always see the positive aspects of any situation and can understand multiple sides of every story.Some super awesome listeners: @avagracii - Avaaaa, my listener twinniee :) I want to give a huge thank you to her for always being there for me, especially the beginning of my listening journey, and being her wonderful self. She is really amazing and super compassionate and sweet, and did I mention she loves animals as much as I do?@cocoakrispies121 - Cocoaaa! I really don't know how to phrase it properly, but she is one of the most amazing people I met. We actually joined around the same time, have similar roles, and even take breaks around the same time. She is honestly super supportive, and I really can't say how delighted I am that I met her!   "there is no greater agony than an untold story inside you" ~ Maya Angelou
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357
China

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