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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.

LittleBirdie30

Master 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile! I am currently taking new chats and I would love to talk to you! Please send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can! Have an amazing day!   
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1506
United States

IcedEthan

Expert 6
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Note: Due to the high workload associated with my current roles, and my continued focus on self-care, I am unfortunately unable to take on any new Member chats. Please feel free to browse listeners here to find another Listener who will be able to support you.About Me Hi! My name is Ethan, I am 19 years old and I am an Adult-Teen Listener from the UK. I have struggled with my mental health for some years now, but I am on the road to recovery. Being able to support people in similar situations to myself is extremely fulfilling and is something I am very passionate about. My 7Cups Journey I started Listening on 7Cups in March 2018, and since then I have worked in various community roles. I went inactive from June 2020 due to personal reasons as the Covid-19 pandemic took a big hit on my mental health, but returned in May 2021. I have worked in the Teen Only Zone as a Forum Supporter, moving on to become a Forum Teen Star and then joining the Forum Leadership Team as a Project Agent. I am also a graduate from the 7Cups Internship, which I completed in November 2019. Following this, I began work as an Internship Teen Star and then Mentor, offering support to other Interns. Around this same time I began working as a Quality Teen Star and then Mentor, and joined the Listener Coaching team. Other roles I have worked in include Peer Supporter and Listener Verifier.Current Roles/Commitments I have been verified as an active and high-quality listener I am an Adult-Teen listener (I have been interviewed and had a background check to be able to work with the teen community)I am a Trainee on the Leadership Development Program (because of this I may not be able to respond to your messages even if I appear online)I am an Intern Mentor (I am currently on my trial period)I host a listener quiz/game night in the Friendship Room every Friday at 12pm ETAvailability (Compare to your local time here: https://time.is/compare)My timezone is GMT / BST (London, UK)Online: 1pm - 3pm (Weekdays)This is when I try to be online and active on 7Cups. If you send me a message between this time I will hopefully see it right away and respond quickly.Available: 11am - 4pm, 7pm - 11pm (Everyday)This is when I am free, but not necessarily online and active. I am happy to schedule chats at these times.Offline: 4pm - 7pm, 11pm - 11am (Everyday)I am either busy or alseep at these times and cannot respond to messages.Chat Topics I am comfortable talking about and povidng support on the following topics: Alchohol/drug use, anxiety, depression, family stress, general mental health, grief, LGBTQ+, loneliness, managing emotions, self-esteem, sexual health, sleeping well and student life. I am not comfortable discussing/unable to provide support for the following topics: Eating disorders, exercise motivation, parenting, self-harm, weight management. If you need support with any of these topics, you can browse for a different listener here.
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544
United Kingdom

7CupsCommunity

Supporter 7
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello! I am an official 7 Cups Community account. You may see me around in the forums answering questions. Learn more about my role here **If I have missed a tag from you and it's been a few days, please feel free to retag. I only receive one notification per thread I am tagged in, which makes it easy to accidentally overlook something.**Please note: You may email community@7cups.com for questions about accounts or reports. You may use the Browse Listeners link to find a listener for 1-on-1 support or our support rooms or forums for group support. Thank you for understanding.  Below are some important links that may be useful:7 Cups Open Research PlatformAccount Review RequestApply for Special Listener BadgesApply to be an Adult-Teen ListenerBugs Report Form What are Subcommunities?Behavior Reporting Process & TrackingCensor Updates Feedback FormCrisis Policy and Crisis PageHow to end a crisis chatInformation on Research ProjectsListener Chatroom Review FormListener-Listener Conflict ResolutionListener-Listener Report FormMember-Member/Listener Report FormModerator & Listener Review FormMute Lift RequestQuality Coaching - Reach out to a Quality MentorResources & Hotlines for Various TopicsSafety at 7 Cups (information, protocol, and resources)Safety Protocols and PoliciesSpecial Events on 7 CupsSupport Desk & FAQTeen Safety PolicyUsername Change RequestWhere did the group support rooms go?Who to contact
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5
United States

heavenMist9607

Marvel 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Tyvärr har jag mer skärsår än vänner ~ M I'm here whenever you need to talk to someone and will support you no matter what. 
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4607
Sweden

adoredHug70

Virtuoso 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
SELF-CARE BREAK    PMs OPEN!    Whoever needs a chat, please do not hesitate to send me a message!        ---------------------------------------------------------        -SCHEDULED CHATS ONLY-        Sorry I do not take general or personal 1-on-1 chat requests at the moment. If you are a new member and wish to chat, please kindly send me a message for introductory purposes and then you can schedule a chat with me below.        For live chats, usually available on:  8 am-12 pm EST and  10 pm-12 am EST        *To schedule an appointment pm me. Please leave your 7 Cups username or else I wouldn't be able to know who you are. Thank you <3        -----------        FORMER INTERN in 7cups        MY HONOURS PROJECT        Hello everyone, I am a passionate and an avid supporter of everything mental-health related. I believe that the mind is a big part of the soul and it is important to keep it clear, healthy and peaceful in order to go through the many challenging events of the day.        I am intuitive and understanding and would love to help by lending you a listening ear and provide support for you to get back up on your feet and rise to great heights. I am here for troubled and suffering souls only and would prefer to focus on that and will refer you to other listeners if you are here for random chat fillers in between mundane jobs or day-to-life.        - Verified Listener -        - Peer Support -        - Group Mod -        I have time limits for each of my chats and would prefer if you would sit down and engage in the chat as if you are sitting down for a drink with a close friend in real life. I am dedicating my time and compassion onto the people who seek help from 7 cups and my goal is to just make this world a happier place.        Thank you for reading.          ---------        
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2438
United Kingdom

jovialButterfly6752

Sage
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
🦋 Please read this before sending me a direct message if you're seeking support as a member or listener. I'm no longer doing 1-1 chats given all the leadership roles I have on 7 Cups and external commitments. We have many lovely listeners here though, so please do reach out to one of them here. Please don't message me for Chat Support if I haven't said I'm available to chat in the LSR, or for casual chats as a listener if I don't know you. I'd appreciate it if you respected my boundaries. :) 🦋 All credits to the creator of my profile pic (@imjustabill on flickr). I don't own the image.Not sharing my gender identity to stay anonymous + safe (7 Cups says you don't have to share if you feel uncomfortable), but you can use they/them if you want. Verified Adult & Teen listener passionate about all things mental health. Hope to make a difference in the world, one tiny action at a time. Neurodiverse and proud 🌈 Listener Twins with:ouiCherie, my supercool #neurodiversefam. ADHD for the win! We're human beings with our Attention Dialled into a Higher Dimension. \o/richuyulin, a lovely person <3 We seem to do everything together, from being mods to ATLs. Grateful for their support with everything I do :)🐬musicalHarmony, extra sweet guide in adulting. Empathetic, resilient, and thoughtful! Thank you for your wisdom <3I am open to providing chat support about anything except breakups, dating, parenting (sorry I have no experience with this),relationship stress, sexual health, and weight management. Things I'm doing on 7 Cups right now:Safety PatrolListener Discussion HostCommunity Mentor for Support PlusQuality MentorListener Coach TraineeProject Agent Support PlusChatroom Moderator for Disability SupportChatroom Moderator for Newbie SupportChatroom Moderator for Trauma SupportAssigned Member Sharing Circle HostContent Volunteer: Editor and Writer Leadership Development Program GraduateContent Development and Marketing Program Trainee (Just waiting to Graduate)Quality Leadership Program Graduate7 Cups InternBuilding Community TraineeForum Supporter Needs ReplyForum Supporter Support PlusPeer supporterChat SupporterUsed to be a Social Soldier with Project LightshipRoom Supporter: Disability, Trauma, General Support 🦋Accessible Version of my profile: 🦋 Please read this before sending me a direct message if you're seeking support as a member or listener. I'm no longer doing 1-1 chats given all the leadership roles I have on 7 Cups and external commitments. We have many lovely listeners here though, so please do reach out to one of them here. Please don't message me for Chat Support if I haven't said I'm available to chat in the LSR, or for casual chats as a listener if I don't know you. I'd appreciate it if you respected my boundaries. :) 🦋 All credits to the creator of my profile pic (@imjustabill on flickr). I don't own the image.Not sharing my gender identity to stay anonymous + safe (7 Cups says you don't have to share if you feel uncomfortable), but you can use they/them if you want. Verified Adult & Teen listener passionate about all things mental health. Hope to make a difference in the world, one tiny action at a time. Neurodiverse and proud ​​​​<3ouiCherie, my supercool #neurodiversefam. ADHD for the win! We're human beings with our Attention Dialled into a Higher Dimension. \o/richuyulin, a lovely person <3 We seem to do everything together, from being mods to ATLs. Grateful for their support with everything I do :)musicalHarmony, extra sweet guide in adulting. Empathetic, resilient, and thoughtful! Thank you for your wisdom <3I am open to chatting about anything except breakups, dating, parenting (sorry I have no experience with this), relationship stress, sexual health, and weight management. Things I'm doing on 7 Cups right now:Safety PatrolListener Discussion HostCommunity Mentor for Support Plus Quality Mentor Listener Coach Trainee Project Agent Support PlusChatroom Moderator for Disability SupportChatroom Moderator for Newbie SupportChatroom Moderator for Trauma SupportAssigned Member Sharing Circle HostContent Volunteer: Editor and Writer Leadership Development Program GraduateContent Development and Marketing Program Trainee (Just waiting to Graduate) Quality Leadership Program Graduate7 Cups Intern Building Community TraineeForum Supporter Needs ReplyForum Supporter Support Plus Peer supporter Chat SupporterUsed to be a  Social Soldier with Project Lightship Room Supporter: Disability, Trauma, General Support
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615
India

tranquilbear14

Sage 10
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Currently not taking personal requests#HopeForHappyFeet Hello! I'm a caribbean bear willing to hear and be here for you when you need it. Don't be afraid to reach out. Feel free to check out the topics I am comfortable listening to! Thanks for coming here and giving yourself the opportunity to be heard. 🌿Listeners🌿As a quality mentor and forum mentor (for Family & Caregivers and Listener learning & Journey) I am able to guide you throughout your listener journey, do practice mock chats with you and offer relevant resources for you to learn about the site! I can also help you with any concerns you may have regarding the forums, specifically in the subcommunities mentioned above.    🌿About me🌿 I enjoy tacos, watching movies and writing.  I also enjoy interacting with nature and I have a passion for helping people.  My favorite color is turquoise and I like sunflowers!                                                                            Please note I don't take chats about: Sexual health, financial stress, depression, self harm, addiction ,parenting, eating disorders, domestic violence, self-esteem🌿Some Quotes I like🌿What's broken can be mended, what's hurt can be healed. No matter how dark it gets, the sun's gonna rise again -Meredith GreyNot all who wander are lost - J.R.R. Tolkien 🌿 My roles in 7 cups🌿Listener sharing circle leaderListener sharing circle recruitment team leaderChatroom mentorSafety patrol member Quality mentorForum mentor/Community mentor (Family & Caregivers and Listener learning & Journey)Translating team (Spanish) Group Moderator (Member Hangout room) Chat supporter/ Peer supporter AL1 and AL4 grader: You can check AL1 updates here and AL4 updates here DoorkeeperAdult teen listenerListener twinsCompetentparadise6344   
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413
Dominican Republic

GrahZeymahzin

Exemplar 12
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Note: At this time I am unable to have any live conversations, if you message I can respond when I am available, but responses will not be immediate.     Please read my whole bio before messaging me.    Green: I am available and currently wanting to take chats!!Orange: I am online but I may be focusing my attention on other things. I might be able to respond to chats, though replies may not be immediate. Please book me for a time I will be availableRed: I am offline or not able to take chats at the moment. Please book me for a time I will be available. Heya everyone! I am Grah, an Adult-Teen listener, as well as a leader on 7Cups. Reaching out to a listener is a huge step towards being able to feel better. Just taking this step shows your strength and I am proud of you! A little about me! My name is Haley, and I am 18. I have bought my first house, and I have 2 playful kittens to keep me company. I identify within the LGBTQ community and support anyone else that is also part of the community. I love to work on my writing, whether it be through poetry or stories/books. I’ve only published a short story before, but my hope is to one day be able to publish a book (or multiple). I also play the violin, and I am slowly learning the guitar. I volunteer as a crisis counselor with the Crisis Text Line (Though I will NOT support those in crisis here on 7Cups) My past has given me a history with a variety of mental health challenges, including ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, and self-harm. I was able to take my experience, where I went from rock bottom, to where I am. I’m still fighting, but I am fighting now for those who need it to get away from rock bottom. Though I am focused to help others and to focus on everything I do, I'm still human. I do ask that anyone who messages me is willing to be respectful of any boundaries set, and willing to show respect.  About my listening style!~ As a listener, I am here to listen and support, but I am not here to give advice. When I begin a chat with a long term member, I like to start out by setting a plan. This plan is what keeps the chats structured to your individual needs. Everyone is different, so no two people will get the same benefits from any listener. The chats that I accept are those working on recovery in mental health. My goal as a support is to provide a safe place and a supportive ear, but I'm not here to convince you to work towards feeling better. You are always the number one factor. Only you can decide whether you are ready to start the process of recovery or not. You write your own story.  People might tell you that it won’t last forever. I know it seems like it does. I once believed the same thing, and I understand that it is the most defeating thought there is. There will be an escape for everyone, but there’s no telling when it will come. It might be tonight, or it might be in several years. And until then, you have a safe place that you are welcome to anytime. I strive to make sure that as a listener I can make our space feel like the safety that you need through anything that happens. If you choose to send me a message, make yourself comfortable. Feel free to bring your virtual comfort items into my PMs to create whatever you need to be comfortable, whether it be blankets, pillows, or a teddy bear. I’m always a PM away, even if I’m not online at the moment. I hope that you can feel safe to rant or whatever you need. 
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2179
United States

HeatherBug

Exemplar 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
               Hello there! Im Heather and Im 32 years old. I'm a mom and a wife.                                                                                      
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2539
United States

Annie

Marvel 10
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hi! I’m sorry that I’m rarely here lately. 😌 . There have been a number of unusual events. I had several bouts of extended bronchitis and pneumonia, which knocked me to bits. I had my first serious asthma attack, which was scary. . And I experienced two unexpected but deep loves that have been the most extraordinary of my life. A special baby /toddler I was caring for, and a lovely man who reawakened a part of me that I had buried long ago. . Also, after being one of the earliest listeners at 7 Cups (joining in August 2013), with many warm and wonderful times, I had some bad experiences. I pondered why it occurred, and the extent of my own responsibility. Very difficult. I became uncertain. And afraid, and the joy drained out of being a Listener.  Plus, I turned 66 years old in 2018. It feels unreal to keyboard that. Yet, from January through April 2019, I worked more than 60 hours per week at my three part-time jobs. (Yes, one of my weaknesses is being unable to say No when people express a need for help.) Anyway, in April 2019, I quit two of my jobs.  Time for Annie to reach out for her dreams.   .  I lived in France for three months in autumn 2019. I signed up for four cultural exchanges that provided room and meals in exchange for volunteer work like teaching. . It was AMAZING. . Then 2020, the year of Covid. I quietly returned to being a regular Listener at 7 Cups. Just 1 to 1 chats. It’s been lovely.  I’m very booked; I’m sorry I can’t accept more members. I will do my best. I hope you will understand when I must decline more commitments.
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4694
United States

LuLuRings

Epitome 19
Listens to Over 18
in last week
~ Not Currently Taking New Member Chats, Thank You~Listeners wanting to chat about mentoring, do a practice mock chat, or otherwise, please fill this FORM to request a time to meet.About MeHi there! I'm Luke, and I'm 33 and from Georgia in the US. Happy to be here and to lend a listening ear to those in need. I have experience with parenting, family-related stress, and relationship stress and am a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but please feel free to reach out with anything on your mind and we can try to talk it out.   Please don't hesitate to reach out whenever. I'm on the east coast in the US, so be mindful of possible timezone differences. I also have a family and work, so bear with me if I don't get back to you immediately. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are particularly busy for me personally, so I may be extra slow to respond, if at all, on those days. Regardless, I will try to get back to you as soon as I can, even if it says I'm offline.7 Cups InvolvementSafety Patrol Member Family & Caregiver Support Team Leader Listener Learning & Journey Community Mentor Safety & Knowledge Team Project Agent Anonymous Evaluations Team Leader Quality Mentor Leader Group Support Mentor Leader Chat Room Mentor Doorkeeper~Personal AnnouncementsThe Family & Caregiver Subcommunity is recruiting for all positions right now! We cover topics such as family stress, parenting, and caregiver stress, as well as many more. If you're interested in joining or have any questions, send me a message! We'd love to have you aboard! Have a fun recipe to share? Post it HERE.  Interested in promoting safety on 7 Cups? Join the Safety Awareness Team!~Listener Twins@ambercares@jrod1986@PeaceLoveandPaws@LifeIsABeautifulMelody ~"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always." - Robin Williams
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37808
United States

Tazzie

Pinnacle 9
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello! I am the Subcommunity Coordinator on 7 Cups! Please feel free to reach out for support connected to the site and Subcommunities! I would be honored to help out.  I am unable to take on chat requests. Please connect to our listeners here! 
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888
United States