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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

Nessa00

Expert
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, thank you for finding me on 7 cups. I'm a female in my 30s. I know how tough it can be to want to talk to someone about what you are feeling. I will try my best to listen to whatever problems you may be having, but my listening strengths are in general anxiety, social anxiety, grief, and disabilities. I've also dealt with self esteem issues. I can't guarantee solutions, only a shoulder to lean on when you need it and open ears to hear you out.Current projects I am part of: -Peer Support If my status is set to offline, please feel free to leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.                  
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352
United States

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

dancingStrawberry34

Exemplar 12
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey I'm Steph.I have been a listener since February 23rd 2015.I am here for you. <3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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United States

calmRose33

Proficient 7
Listens to Over 18
in last month
HI There Nice to Meet You, I am kerry! I would like to say how brave and strong you are right now for even taking the leap to come here the first step in reaching out for some support and a listening ear from me, I have been in my own therapy so I know how dificult it is to be vulnerable and fragile I know how tough it can be to be open about whats going on but I want you to know that I have been on the other foot I have experienced my own fare share and alot in my life and I know how difficult it is to even come here and I want to thank you for making that step.   On the 27th Febuary 2016 I began my journey being as an Active Listener providing emotional support to my members we build a safe confidential environment within our chats so my members are able to fully express themselves. We build a good trusting rapport that provides a space for my members to feel comfortable to talk and for me to listen in a compassionate way we work together to make sense of the experiences my members are facing so they are able to see in a clear way and able to understand themselves a lot better. I provide genuine care support with a unique empathetic approach that my members are able to reach to me for consistent support and encourage my members to find other healthy ways of coping better with their struggles.I help them recognise there achievements and we build upon goals that they can work towards building a better positive path in which I support them throughout. I have learnt alot over my time as a Listener and the kind of difficulties my members may face and it helps me to understand the complexities of these difficulties and know that every experience is different so I am very open minded and don’t judge a person or any situation I explore and gain a deeper understanding of what one self is going through and how they are really feeling. I have a deep insightful mind where I am self aware of myself which means I am able to easily empathetically connect with others naturally on a deep level. You are not alone in this journey lets grow together <3 thank you for reading lovelys. I have a Diploma In Bereavement and Grief Counselling I have a Diploma in Counselling Skills and I am working on my personal therapy and furthering my study as one day I want to be a counsellor/therapist.     
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1164
United Kingdom

YayyySphere

Marvel 10
Listens to Teens &amp; 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