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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.

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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United Kingdom

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
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Lisa Meighan

LisaMeighanMBPsS
Counselor, BSc Psychology (Honours)
Hello, I am Lisa and I work in a person-centred approach mixed with cognitive behavioural therapy. I believe we all have the potential to be the best we can be.
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United Kingdom
United Kingdom

MrRoboticWrites

Helper 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
23, Male (he/him), English, Photographer, cyclist, I've had experience with mental health and after listening to people close to me i'd like to try my best to help others.
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97
United Kingdom

glassmarble

Explorer 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! ~ I'm glad you found me (or that we were connected). I'm here to talk to you with whatever you're going through. Our conversation will be a safe place to share your feelings without being judged. I will always listen and try my best to be here for you and help you helping yourself. You're not alone! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Some things about myself: You can call me Tanja if you want to. I love to help others, and my friends say about me that I am calm, friendly and empathic. In my free time I like reading, writing stories and poems, singing and daydreaming. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Just message me if you want to talk and I'll try to answer as soon as I can. Take care!
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333
Austria

peacefulTree

Epitome 12
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! My name is Paul. I'm here to give a kind ear to people who are going through difficulties in life. So if you need someone to listen to you, you are welcome to contact me.
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17884
Sweden

LC1225

Expert 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week

990
United States

IAmHere83

Intermediate 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi, I'm glad you have found me here on 7 cups. I'm so sorry you are going through a difficult time but as my name suggests, I am here to listen to you. I can't promise to know all the answers, but I CAN promise that I care, I hear you & there will be no judgement on my part. Though I am unable to be a long term listener, if I am online I would be delighted to hear from you & offer up to one hour 1-1 time. *Unfortunately I am unable to reply to messages due to my schedule, & can only take chat requests when displayed as online thanks for understanding!* Hope to speak to you soon 😊   *Please know I deactivate my profile regularly, so if I disappear from your chat list, that's the reason why ☺*      
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322
United Kingdom

peeyush0001

Marvel 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hey there. :) ​​​​I am no expert listener or someone who can provide solutions to your problems unfortunately. I am just someone like you, going through the passage of life one day at a time having my own share of problems and dealing or not dealing with them in my own different way.  As for providing you a hint of my personality, I am a 25 yr old Indian guy with my own share of insecurities which has led me to attend gym pretty consistently which helped me get in a good shape, so that worked out good, I guess (pun intended :P). Besides that, I am a lawyer by profession and also trying to cope with my own share of loneliness by spending my time trying to learn to play guitar. Guess, that's as honest as I could get here.  Also, because of my own mental and emotional state, I might not be the best person to talk about anything that's intense and requires a certain kinda reaction to it. Sorry about that. Though if you just wanna have a light hearted chat, I am all up for it. See you in the chatbox. :)  ​ And. If by any chance I am being shown online and unable to take up your personal request, please know that I might have just left, so please drop me a text and I will get back to you as soon as possible.    Have a good one. :)   
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4065
India

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

PenguinPower31

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Please see my reviews, ratings, badges, and stats for an idea of my listening experience.  If this leads you to think I might be a good listener for you let me know and we will see.  
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23027
United States

Minervaaa

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
find your fire
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9716
India

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