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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.

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

RebekahRoyal

Genius 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
 🐣 Introduction 🐣  Life is hard; we all know it. It's full of positive and negative moments, very few of which we have complete control over. You don't predict the future, the future predicts you. It's great to see that you're reaching out for support today. It may feel incredibly difficult to ask for guidance, be it for a current or a past situation - you are not alone in how you feel.Members:I'm currently not available for chats, unless you are an existing long-term member. Please feel free to go here to find an available listener immediately. If you are in a crisis situation, please go here.Listeners:I'm currently unavailable for all types of mentoring chats. Please refer to another mentor here.Welsh/Cymraeg: Welsh Speakers/Siaradwyr Cymraeg: Ar hyn o bryd nid wyf ar gael ar gyfer sgyrsiau oni bai eich bod yn aelod hirdymor presennol. Peidiwch ag oedi cyn mynd yma i ddod o hyd i wrandawr sydd ar gael ar unwaith. Os ydych chi mewn sefyllfa o argyfwng, ewch yma.German/Deutsch German Speakers/Deutschsprachige: Ich bin derzeit nicht für Chats verfügbar, es sei denn, Sie sind ein bestehendes Langzeitmitglied. Bitte zögern Sie nicht, hierher zu gehen, um sofort einen verfügbaren Hörer zu finden. Wenn Sie sich in einer Krisensituation befinden, gehen Sie bitte hier.How I Listen: 🐣 I will ensure that you, as a person, are validated. How you feel is perfectly okay. 🐣 Please be aware that I will not be offering advice, as it could be very harmful to both you and your situation, and could cause offense. 🐣 You will suffer no judgement from me. 🐣 Our chat will be as supportive and comforting as possible. 🐣 Finally, I will make sure that you are heard. Your voice deserves to be listened to. 🌻 My Involvements 🌻  🌻 Quality 🌻 o Verified Adult-Teen Listener: I completed an interview and a mock chat with a highly experienced listener to show that I'm suitable to chat with teens, and a listener of high quality. 🌻o Active Listening [Test 1] Grading: I help to grade AL1: Graduate test. Take the AL1 test here. 🌻o Listener Verifier Team: I verify listeners through the Verified Listener project! Would you like to become Verified? Learn more here! 🌻o Anonymous Evaluations Feedback Team: I offer feedback to those who have been evaluated through the AE project. 🌻o [Teen] Quality Mentoring: I mentor adult and teen listener quality! 🌻o Quality Mentor Leading: I lead the Anonymous Evaluations team. Find out more about this team by sending me a message, or by going here! 🌻o Quality Ambassador: I am so privileged to be an ambassador for 7 Cups!  🌻 Safety 🌻 o Saftey Patroling: I flag profiles that have violations. 🌻o Safety Patrol Outreach Team [SPOT]: I reach out to those who have fixable profile violations.  🌻 Chatrooms 🌻 o Doorkeeping: I'm able to open & close chatrooms. 🌻o Peer Supporting: I offer support to listeners after a difficult chat (*not* for personal issues. That is what member accounts are for). 🌻o Chat Supporting: I offer support to listeners during a tricky chat. 🌻o Global Chatroom Moderation: I help to create a positive and inclusive environment in all member chatrooms! 🌻o [Teen] Chatroom Mentor: I moderate in the listener chatrooms to ensure they stay safe and inclusive!  🧁 About Me 🧁  🧁 I am once again questioning my sexuality, and I don't mind what pronouns you use! 🌈💙 🧁 I love Doctor Who (10th Doctor is my favourite)!  🧁 Reading, writing and analysing true crime cases are my passions (though I'm also a tech lover).  🧁 My favourite music genres are classic rock, heavy metal, 70s/80s pop/rock, punk rock, and alternative.  🧁 I am neurodivergent!  🧁 My favourite artists are; My Chemical Romance // Lady Gaga // Green Day // Måneskin //  ✨ VIPS ✨ @bouncySalamander26; Sal is an amazing person. He's funny, caring, kind, and in general, a fantastic friend. Thank you, for always being awesome!  P.S. "snoozy sponge!"@Gracey; I will never be able to thank Grace enough for her kindness and support over the years. She is sweet, understanding, patient, and always knows how to help out. Thank you, for always being a good friend 💙 
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946
Germany

Sunisshiningandsoareyou

Marvel 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
      ❤ Not available for any chats❤Apologies for any inconvenience, if caused .Support shouldn't be delayed, so I highly recommend browsing for other listeners when you need some emotional support.  Please remember you are awesome ❤ Stay great and take good care ,  everyone! 💛                                                                                 Response time for all my  current  members /listeners would vary as I am not logging in here regularly as earlier  , i apologize if messages are delayed . Thankyouu for understanding , YOU do come first and there's plenty support available at all times ,  please do  find an amazing currently active listener  HERE ,and i hope you receive the best support !   💖Hello Amazing Human,Welcoming hugs and high fives and cookies for youuu !Thankyou for finding me here,I understand life isn't always smooth sailing , we all have our ups and downs .I know I won't be able to solve all your problems, but problems shared are problems halved,right? .... I am a trained verified listener here who can Offer you a kind, empathetic and non judgemental ear and help you guide through these dark times .Feel free to Talk/share/Vent ,I'll be more than happy to listen to you , provide you a safe and comfortable space and help you feel better in any way I can.Please do keep in mind that I can't advise you ,I can help you guide through the roads,but the steering wheel will always be in your hands and the direction to choose  will always be your decision solely , since you know your journey and your destination, the best . Rest assured ,you've got your passenger seat covered  for any support always! I am a person who believes in the power of sharing smiles, happiness, kindness ,hope and positivity and I would love to share these with you too , if you allow me too 🌻I am highly respectful and polite and personally don't use any kind offensive language ,so  would certainly  appreciate the same from you .  People looking for inappropriate  sexual chats and /or interested in making any sexual advances towards me ,this is a mental health platform ~ and we don't entertain such gestures here . Please refrain from sending any messages,thankyou .I don't take up , loneliness chats and topics on chronic pain, panic attacks , sexual health and self harm.Feel free to browse other amazing listeners for these topics and those not listed under " categories " HERE❤ The topics I am comfortable providing support for include general mental health struggles, getting unstuck, managing emotions ,  student life related topics , relationship stress, social anxiety, self esteem and body image issues  etc. and more are listed below ,under categories....Feel free to send in a message anytime and I would get back to you as soon as I can , we can then schedule a time and day or a chat too or agree to offline chatting,whichever is more comfortable to you . 🤗Lastly, remember that you are not alone ,Your mental health is important , you are a brave person to seek support ,  you're here and I am proud of you for that ! If you give me a chance I'll try my best to be there for you ,to be there with you and remind you that Even if the clouds appear to be very dark at any point of time ,  the Sun Is Shining And So Are Youuuu 🌻🌞🌻You are one Amazing human, you are important, you matter and You are deserving of kindness , happiness ,love and all things amazing in life !It's cool to be kind ,people!🤗 Have an amazing day/night ahead !!MY ROLES ON 7 CUPS -The most important and my favorite one - To provide everyone a  friendly, supportive,  inclusive and cheerful environment along with sharing some cookies and hugs 🥰 🍪🌻🤗# Trained and Verified Listener to provide quality listening to members # Safety Patrol  (profile flagging ) Team member to try and keep the community safe for all. # Peer Supporter (for listeners needing support after a hard or triggering chat  or in general not feeling good about their listener role ) # Listener's Verifiers Team member  (I take mock chats for listeners under  the verification process) Want to get verified ? Check here or feel free to message me for more information.  #Quality Mentor  # Global community mentor and forum supporter  #Listener Chatroom Supporter  #Doorkeeper ( feel free to message me if you'd like to open / close rooms )  #Events , Pop up discussions and safety support sessions Host  # 7 cups Internship ,  Leadership Development Program  , Group Leadership Dynamics  and the Building Community Program 's  graduate . THANKYOU FOR READING, FEEL FREE TO SEND IN A TEXT ANYTIME, I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOUU  SOON !  STAY AWESOME, STAY HYDRATED  and TAKE CARE!🌻❤#ByeByeCliques , do check out this post for more information and joining in the movement . We are a safe and inclusive  place for all  , and you MATTER !! 🤗  
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2596
Christmas Island

Anomalia

Pinnacle 6
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
I'm moving to Dubai and taking some time away from live chats to get settled in and figure out my new schedule. I'll still be checking and responding to messages, but unable to schedule anything live for the time being.  Take care, all! <3   -------------------------------------------------------------------------  Hi all, I'm glad you've found my profile here! I truly love to listen and help others, and am particularly versed in eating disorders, work stress, and sexual assault, though happy to discuss anything, including sexual issues / sexuality. If you feel like you could use some extra support or help working through a problem, please reach out! You can feel free to message me and we can message back and forth not live or set up a time to chat. I'm in the UAE and only take chats Sunday - Wednesday. I'm hard to catch sometimes, so plan to set up an appointment with me.  I'm also open to messaging back and forth not live, but more frequently, if that's preferable for you. If you see me in the forums, you'll know I have a few favorite quotes around recovery and strength that I throw around all the time, so I'll share them here, too. "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think" "Never forget you are worth more than the value you place on yourself." "Every day might not be a good day but there is good in every day." Much love to all, Anomalia
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7063
United States

ASilentObserver

Epitome 10
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
"You are always one decision away from a totally different life."Hello everyone, I'm known as Obs and I'm one of the members of the Community Management Team. Here are some resources in case you need them -  If you are unable to see any group support rooms, probably you would need to meet some requirements. Check them here!  Join us in various group discussions? check the community calendar for the schedule and details. Group Support Frequently Asked QuestionsWeekly Communi. a listener If you are a listener and need some Chat Support, check this resource Please feel free to PM me with any questions or doubts regarding our community and roles. I am here with you to help with the best of my efforts while we keep building our community better each day with team efforts. I am unable to take chat requests right now as I am unable to respond timely. I request you to connect with other available listeners here-  Browse Listeners. We all are here with you to listen and support. Do not say, "I am having a bad day." Say, "I am having a character-building day." - Les BrownHave a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!!
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3018
India

FinleyTews

Expert 9
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
TẠM THỜI CHỈ TRÒ CHUYỆN VỚI MEMBER CŨ. TEMPORARILY ONLY AVAILABLE TO OLD MEMBERS.Hi, glad you've found me. I'm a verified listener and I'd like to support people struggling with, or helping their loved ones cope with the problems listed below, plus DID/OSDD and autism. Systems and sex workers welcome. I love listening to music, going on walks, learning about mental health and sign language. I'm queer and use they/them pronouns. I appreciate what I've learnt from my hardships and I'd like to lend an ear as you face yours. My time zone is UTC+7. I'd love a rating or a review so I can improve my skills. Hope to chat with you soon!
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1150
Viet Nam

soulsings

Epitome 8
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Sorry if you are a member or guest looking to chat, I am not currently accepting personal requests for chats. You can browse for a listener. https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ . You may also find these helpful https://www.7cups.com/connect/groupChatrooms.php    https://www.7cups.com/supportGuides/selfHelpGuides.php Some people find that mindfulness helps them cope. The video Resource Library https://www.7cups.com/forum/MindfulnessSupportCommunity_106/ResourceLibrary_1062/ All the best to you. Again sorry I cannot help you but my personal workload does not allow openings for that at this time. If you might consider a paid text therapy on 7cups, then this may be of interest  https://www.7cups.com/online-therapy/?ob=1 The other resource is various therapy topics  https://www.7cups.com/experts/catalog/topics/  
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3168
United States

Jenna

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens &amp; 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

Teagan

Virtuoso 11
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE❤️ Please browse listeners belowBrowse Listeners Hey there fellow hooman bean, I’m Teagan, but you can call me TJ! Looks like you have stumbled into the land that is my profile. I am a verified adult-teen listener and an intern graduate. I’m so glad that you have wandered here and look forward to getting to chat with you soon. Please do keep in mind, I am human just like you, so I mess up sometimes. ✨ How do I handle chats? ✨ - 1 hour - 1 on 1 - once a week - You can be sure that there will be an atmosphere of confidentiality and no judgment in our chat. I am not currently available for member chats. You can search for a listener using the Browse Listeners button.Browse Listeners✨ What are my strengths? ✨ Anxiety Bipolar Borderline Personality Disorder Depression LGBTQ+ Self-harm Sexual Assault/Abuse Sexual/Porn Addictions Trauma/ PTSD ✨My Awesome Twins✨@InvaderStitch@Jenna@sweetLily41
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590
United States

holly29

Virtuoso 4
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Not available for member chats at the moment. To find a listener who is available click here.
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3766
United Kingdom

Mel

Exemplar 1
Listens to Teens &amp; 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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2123
Argentina

Probius

Pinnacle 11
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello! My name is Probius and I am glad you found me on Seven Cups of Tea. I'm a Verified Listener, and I can help with LGBTQ+ issues or anything else you need help with. I have dealt with LGBTQ+ issues myself, so I would love to help you. If I'm not immediately available, send me a message and we can work out a time that will work for you.   My Past Involvement:  LGBTQ+ Support Team Co-Leader  Internship Mentor  Quality Mentor  Peer Supporter  Group Moderator  Verified Listener Team  7 Cups Intern Graduate  Welcoming Committee  Adult/Teen Listener       
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11074
United States