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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.

BlindFaith

Guru 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, I'm Lin! I have gone through many chapters in my journey and still going through them now. I see each chapter as a lesson (opportunity) for me, whether positive or negative as they open and close. I learn to be more empathetic, positive, active and great listener/life coach. My goal is to help you visualize and feel into what you are going through, then we can figure out what you want to do from there.  I love people, running, singing, dancing, tai chi, cooking, creating new recipes, meditation, reading, talking and listening to people. So how about working together: multiculture/multilevel relationships, struggles, health and wellness and etc.   Thanks for viewing my profile.              
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2537
United States

amiablePeace77

Epitome 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello,  I’m  Ami,  a verified listener on 7cups. My support will be confidential, without any judgement. There are no topics which make me feel uncomfortable and I will do everything I can to make you feel welcome, safe and understood. My listening times are  Monday to Friday  2 to 4 pm edt , usually my listening time will be 45 to 60 min. once a week or 2 x 30 min. twice a week. Apart from my work as listener I am actively supporting the mindfulness community, 50plus and 35plusSome things about me: Exercising,  yoga and meditation,  nature walks,  cooking are some of the activities I like a lot, most of all humour – having a good laugh. My approach to life is holistic,  balance of mind,  body and spirit as well as living in harmony with nature  are very important to me. I had many challenges in my life and learned to cope and overcome them and would be glad to support you to achieve the same.  Volunteering here on 7 cups  means a lot to be,   I am very passionate about helping others. I want to acknowledge the courage that it takes to reach out, this is not easy, but you made the first step. Please feel free to message me any time, I promise I will get back to you as soon as I can. My mentor is Soulsings who greatly helped me growing here on the site                               Opens in new window PDF Download Word Download Excel Download PowerPoint Download Document Download     Opens in new window PDF Download Word Download Excel Download PowerPoint Download Document Download    
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3198
Barbados

TaranWanderer

Sage 9
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am taking a break from live chats, so I may not be the listener for you right now! But we have many who are available, so I hope one of them could be of more assistance :) Hey there :) It's nice to meet you, you can call me Taran! A bit about me: 🌒 I try my best to be as non-judgemental as possible, as I believe all people are deserving of support equally. You have value and worth unconditionally. 🌓 I have a BA in psychology and a post-graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health - I am not a professional, but I am passionate about listening to and supporting people through whatever they may be facing. 🌔 I'm comfortable discussing any topic. I may have less knowledge in some areas than others, but will always be willing to lend an open ear :) I am not easily offended or shocked, and chats are always focused on the member, not my personal feelings or opinions. 🌕 LGBTQ2S+ positive space
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649
Canada

ASilentObserver

Epitome 5
Listens to Teens & 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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2880
India

vivelespatates

Pinnacle 16
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
French only - I only take French chatsIndisponible jusqu'au 25 Juin 2021. On break until June 25, 2021Healthy Living Discussion Schedule - June 7 to June 13Teen Healthy Living Sessions:Wednesday, 9 June  @ 8 pm join @Artalistens for a discussion on Staying on TrackThursday, 10 June @ 3 pm join @EmmaE for a discussion on Discover Grounding techniquesAdult Healthy Living Sessions: Wednesday, 9 Jun @ 12 pm, join @DigitalKnight for a discussion on Let's PlayFriday, 11 Jun @ 10 am, join @kindLemonade for a discussion on Healthy Ways to Calm Your AnxietyFriday, 11 Jun @ 11 pm, join @ouiCherie for a discussion on Healthy Living IcebreakersHealthy Living Room open 5-10 minutes before the discussions 
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2126
Canada

FinleyTews

Specialist 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
ĐANG TRẢI QUA MẤT MÁT CÁ NHÂN, CHỈ NHẬN TRÒ CHUYỆN VỚI MEMBER CŨ. GOING THROUGH PERSONAL LOSS, ONLY AVAILABLE TO OLD MEMBERS. (English, Français, Tieng Viet) 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. I am queer and sex worker-friendly. I love listening to music, going on walks, reading true crime, learning about mental health and sign language. I 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 really appreciate a rating or a review so I can improve my skills. Hope to chat with you soon! Pfp by Starry ✨
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908
Viet Nam

rebecca947

Sage 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hi, I'm Rebecca! I'm here to listen to any issues you have. As the saying goes, a burden shared is a burden halved. I'm here to take the other half. :) Unfortunately, I am unable to take new member chats at the moment. My Self-Harm Recovery discussion for adults is on every Monday at 9/10pm ET! I DO NOT take sexual or inappropriate chats.
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1238
Australia

PoliteOcean

Marvel 3
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
**Please note changes** I'M  CURRENTLY TAKING A BREAK FROM CHATS AT THIS TIME..... I APOLOGIZE, HOWEVER, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BROWSE FOR ANOTHER ONE OF OUR MANY WONDERFUL &  AVAILABLE LISTENERS. "BROWSE LISTENERS HERE"   (However, my Pm's are always open if you are  in need of help or assistance "outside" of chats.)~   Hello, Glad you found me here on 7cups of Tea. I am PoliteOcean~ (You can call me "OCEAN")~~ I'm a Spouse, a Parent, and also registered in the Healthcare Field.~  I am also a Fitness Instructor with a passion for Dance, ZUMBA, & POUND~.... I am here to listen,support and not judge and will be glad to talk with you! I cannot solve all problems but I've gone through many of my own personal issues so perhaps I can help! Please feel free to contact me. If I'm away, please leave me a message. My Pm's are always open.**LISTENING STRENGTHS** *Family Stress *Healthy Living & Fitness*Parenting **CURRENTLY ACTIVE IN*** COMMUNITY MENTOR LEADER* HEALTHY LIVING TEAM LEADER & SUPPORT ROOM LEADER*ADULT CHATROOM AND FORUM MENTOR   * Group Moderator* Discussion Trainer* Verified Listening Team * Door Keeper  
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2061
United States

Erato

Epitome 1
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
HELLO, I'm Era! She/her are the pronouns.I'm no longer active in this site. Please browse for another listener! ❤ FORMER ROLESAdult-Teen Listener 7Cups Intern Grad with Honors Peer Support Group Mod Forum Supporter for 7Cups Internship Project Agent for Social Soldiers Team Listener Verifiers Team member Safety Patrol Team memberFORMER MENTOR ROLES Internship Mentor Leader Forum Mentor for Listener Learning & Journey Teen & Adult Chatroom Mentor Chat Support CLICK ME FOR A SURPRISE!
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3276
Philippines

RaCat

Genius 12
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last month
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MYSELF + THINGS I SPECIALISE IN  (all blue ones are clickable links) Hello! I am 22 years old verified listener girl. I may seem young but I went through a lot in my life - to begin with dealing with bullies at school and ending with help for a friend who has failed in committing suicide. I also lost a lot of close friends in my life, had a tough experience dealing with grief and always been that one girl who has a different way of thinking what caused me loneliness feeling. LGBTQ+ is also my topic and I know a lot about issues related to it so feel free to talk with me about this! I am a member and supporter of anyone who is part of this lovely family. Also, I know a lot about sexual abuse and I am helping women who were raped or sexually assaulted. If you feel like you need this kind of support, feel free to PM me or visit rainn.org. Also, I am trained in suicide and I am working in the suicide hotline, although because of site rules, I am not allowed to assist you if you are in crisis.  So basically you can talk to me about everything you want and I will try my best to understand and help you. Just remember that 7Cups is a NON-JUDGMENTAL zone so I will never judge or insult you. Maybe I am not the professional one, but I am a good listener and a good friend if You need one. I am here just to help you to feel better so feel free to text me if I am online or offline. I will answer as soon as I could   Meow-meow,  Kisses, RaCat
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2400
Lithuania

PhoenixAsh

Veteran 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last month
About Me Hey there! Thanks for checking out my profile ^-^ My name is Karina, and I’ve been an active listener on 7 Cups since March 2016. My main topics are LGBTQ+ and anxiety, but I’m open to chat about mostly anything! Check out the list of topics at the bottom of my bio for more info. A few extra facts about me… I’m 18 My dog’s name is Rusty! Gryffindor INFP-T Pronouns: she/they My Roles Chat Support I can provide support for other listeners who are stuck on chats. Feel free to pm anytime, or you can see when I’m generally online here!Forum Mentor I moderate and create content for the forums - you can reach out if you need a post edited, or if you have any questions about the forums. I spend most of my time in the LGBTQ+/MOGII Subcommunity!Support Team Mentor I manage the LGBTQ+/MOGII Support Rooms and their Support Teams. You can pm me if you have any questions about the room or would like to join the team!Adult-Teen Listener Though I’m an adult, I spend most of my time on the teen side of the site and can also take teen member chats!My Listener Twins TsukinoTheHag [inactive]: My very first listener twinnie, who showed me what it means to be a humble leader and to always prioritise the people on the site.silverSun14 [inactive]: My Project Blossom buddy, who learnt by my side and always supported my goals.CranberryPineapples [inactive]: My menteeberry, to whom I could always bounce off my ideas for the teen community, and who always strove to make the site more enjoyable for everyone.Karrot: My twinnokid, who accepts that I’m still not an oldie despite what my age may say.
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1098
Australia

Emily619

Marvel 14
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last month
This is a test, a test to see if you are a human. Please note if something applies to you:Have you ever eaten a booger long past your childhood?Have you ever made a small, weird sound when you remembered something embarrassing?Have you ever purposely lower-cased the first letter of a text to come across as sad or disappointed?Have you ever ended a text with a period as a sign of aggression?Have you ever laughed or smiled when someone said something unpleasant to you, and you wondered the rest of the day why you reacted that way?Have you ever put on a pair of pants, and then realized much later that there was a loose sock smushed up against your thigh?Have you ever tried to guess someone else's password so many times that it locked their account?Have you ever had a nagging feeling that one day you will be discovered as a fraud?Have you ever hoped that there was some ability you hadn't discovered yet that you were just naturally talented at?Have you ever broken something in real life, and then found yourself looking for an "undo" button in real life?Have you ever marveled at how someone you thought was so ordinary could suddenly become so beautiful?Have you ever stared at your phone, smiling like an idiot while texting someone?Have you ever subsequently texted that person the phrase, "I'm staring at the phone, smiling like an idiot"?Have you ever been tempted to, and gave into that temptation, of looking through someone else's phone?Have you ever had a conversation with yourself, and then suddenly realized you're a terrible person to yourself?Has your phone ever run out of battery in the middle of an argument, and it sort of felt like the phone was breaking up with both of you?Have you ever thought that working on an issue between you and yourself was futile, because it should just be more natural than this, or this is supposed to happen just naturally?Have you ever realized that very little, in the long run, just happens naturally?Have you ever woken up blissfully, and suddenly been flooded by the awful remembrance that someone had left you?Have you ever lost the ability to imagine a future without a person that no longer was in your life?Have you ever looked back on that event with the sad smile of autumn and the realization that futures will happen, regardless?Congratulations, you have now completed and passed the test. You are human.Want to know who has the best 7 Cups profile? Click here!
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2056
United States