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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.

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 late 20s. I have 4 dogs and 5 cats which basically means I own a zoo! 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 piano and violin 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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5091
United States

Mel

Exemplar
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Mentor projects I'm involved with right now for you to reference:- Forum Ambassador: Forum Supporter, Forum Mentor, Forum Mentor Leader and Forum Key applications, Forum Meetings, Flag queue and overseeing modified Forum content. Would you like to be involved in our forums? Apply to be a forum supporter! Already a Forum Supporter? Continue in your leadership path & apply to be a Forum Mentor/Forum Star/Forum Member Leader! - Chatroom Ambassador: 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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2070
Argentina

SilentSerenityy

Guru 5
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. Feel free to send me a message with some info about yourself and your problem and hopefully we can work together to help you feel better. Please keep in mind that I work and am also a university student, so my schedule is limited at the moment. If I am unavailable, you can click here to reach out to some amazing verified listeners who will be available to support you.  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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759
United Kingdom

CaringBrit

Exemplar 4
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
**IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THE BELOW INFORMATION BEFORE MESSAGING IF YOUR A MEMBER for chats please see my catagories what topics i can cant do & Listener if wanting mentoring/mock chats to get verified/or mentoring mocks** id prefer SCHEDULED chats only you can use the book now at bottom of bio if you cant see this pm me and ill give you the link for it .since im super busy with my other roles . Thankyou For understandingAbout me Hey all my names Brit. I’ve been a listener for 4 years almost 5 .I'm a verified ATL too I'll only take chats for one hour slots at a time if you need regular we will set up a time and date after every chat i take Always accepting long term members .Teams I’m OnPeer supporter this is for the listeners who get rough chats we also can support the Mentors in answering any questions you may have ​​​​Peer Supporter BuddyGroup ModeratorSupport teams : Disability Support , Self Harm and TraumaVL team- Project Agent for VL (1-1 trainings and member checkins )Chat Support i can give ongoing chat support if you are Stuck in a chat also able to give basic mentoring------ if you cant find a chat support in LSR you can use this link to fill a form in to request one Chat Support formQuality Mentor Leader for VL Track - Adult Coordinator -here are some VL Links you wish to become verified here's how - How to become a Verified Listener & Ask Me Anything about VL!DJ Of 7CupsQ&A approval team (Answers and editing answers)ATL (Adult Teen ListenerForum Mentor DisabilityForum Mentor for Trauma SubcomForum Supporter Self HarmSafety Patrol Team checking profiles follow guidelines My Listener Twins are : MagicallySmiles50 , PalmTreesNRainbows, BeckyisHere ( bunny twinny) and RumpleSteeleSkin Please click below on the book now if you wish to book a chat with meClick HERE to book me if you cant see the above button
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1263
United Kingdom

YayyySphere

Marvel 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last month
*Not taking on new members at the moment due to time constraints and for personal reasons* Hey I'm Sphere and I have finished my internship on 7 Cups. I'm a 19 year old who has just graduated from High School! :) I've been through a lot, and I specialize in Self-Harm chats, even though you're free to talk to me about anything else! :) I'll definitely try my best to help out. Feel free to start a chat with me if I'm online, or you can leave me a message if I'm offline or busy. I'll get back to you as soon as I'm available! :) Also feel free to drop me a message if you would just like a casual chat! ^.^  Main Involvements: ☞Quality Mentor Leader ☞Teen Quality Mentor ☞Group Support Quality Mentor ☞Support Room Mentor (Student Support) ☞Forum Mentor (Student Support Community)  Listening Strengths: ✦Anxiety ✦Depression ✦Managing Emotions ✦School Stress ✦Self-Harm ✦Social Anxiety  Shoutouts!ツ@221Skye-The best messiest person ever who is really awesome at the same time! ◕‿◕@BrilliantShoe-My fantastic friends whom I've known here on 7 Cups! :) Keep on being cool and awesome! ❤@ArwaS- Vulvy, thanks for being such an awesome friend, hehe I'm lucky to have such a friend like you! Stay amazing buddy ^_^
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918
Singapore

IsaboeOfLumatere

Expert 8
Listens to Over 18
in last month
Message for Everyone You are an incredible, unique, and beautiful person. Whatever brings you here today, know that you are worthy of love and that I am here for you. You've already taken the first step by coming to 7 Cups, and I hope that we can help you with the rest of your journey!Quick Facts About MePersonality Type: I've literally gotten "The Campaigner" (ENFP) every single time I've taken any Myers-Briggs test for the past two years and the 16 Personalities page I linked to describes me to a T -- it's kind of scary!Harry Potter House: although I look like a Huffleclaw (which I saw because my Hufflepuff is slightly stronger than my Ravenclaw), my primary / secondary is Gryffindor / Gryffindor, and I always say I'm a Gryffindor, as cliche as that answer is.Dream Careers: actress or human rights activist, specifically for transitional justiceHobbies: reading diverse books, watching Netflix, dancing, acting, and helping people in whatever way I canFavoritesMusic: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kendrick Lamar, Manchester Orchestra, and horror movie soundtracks (specifically this one and this one)Movies: Spirited Away, Inside Out, and the Harry Potter seriesCartoons: Steven Universe, Over the Garden Wall, and Gravity FallsTV: Black Mirror, Community, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Bojack HorsemanMovie Studios: Studio Ghibli, Pixar, and LaikaAuthors: Laini Taylor, Stephen King, and Melina MarchettaBiography Hello! My name's Isaboe, but you can call me Isa or any other nickname you can invent! I'm really, really glad that you've found me on 7 Cups of Tea. I'm a trained & verified active listener, and I have a lot of experience helping people struggling with depression, self-harm, family stress, and LGBTQ+ issues, although I'm comfortable helping you with anything I listed below. I'm also a rising freshman in college, so if anyone needs to talk about how stressful school is, I'm aways here for you. Feel free to chat with me if I'm available, and you can still message me if I'm not. Whatever happens, I'm glad you're here.Status MeaningOnline: Anyone is free to message me!Busy: I'm on 7 Cups, but I'm currently at full capacity. If you message me, I can't guarantee an immediate response, although I'll try my best.Offline: Sorry, I'm currently not taking chats. But if you leave a message, I'll get back to you as soon as I can!Expected Availability Until August 4th, 2019, I'm usually available from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST, which is UTC / GMT -5 (time zone converter here). I might be online at other times, but no guarantees. If you want a specific time, you can book me here!
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862
United States

Ocean

Expert 4
Listens to Over 18
in last month
“Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand – relax. If you relax it comes, if you relax it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it." — OSHO
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784
Viet Nam

holly29

Virtuoso 4
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last month
Not available for member chats at the moment. To find a listener who is available click here.
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3762
United Kingdom