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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.

rebecca947

Sage 9
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Unfortunately, I am unable to take new member chats at the moment. 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. :)My Self-Harm Recovery discussion for adults is on every Wednesday at 5pm-6pm ET!  I DO NOT take sexual or inappropriate chats.
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1242
Australia

GoldenRuleJG

Genius 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
FEMALE LISTENER  Please read below about what I try  to be as a listener: Although i am not a professional therapist I try to apply my knowledge of psychology on stuff (p.s. - Undergraduate Bachelors Degree in Psychology completed. YAY 🧡🤩). I aim to be unbiased yet compassionate. Not a fairy godmother.  If all the above sounds good let me know if you want a chat.  *Not available on weekends*  When the circle near my profile pic is green that means I’m available to talk to you now. If you leave me a message and I don't respond this can because im busy (orange circle) or because im offline (red circle) *1 hr duration chats *
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4024
United Kingdom

Sunisshiningandsoareyou

Marvel 5
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

Sealiously

Apprentice 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I will only be responding to chat requests when I can. Please reach out to another listener on our Browse Listeners page instead if you feel that you need to speak to someone more urgently. Thanks! ♡° ° ° Hiya! My name is Seal and I'm from Scotland. I'm a bereavements administrator in a large pensions and savings company and I specialise in helping vulnerable customers and quality assurance. In the future I would like to do further training in general mental health and become a team manager. Although it may sound like quite a dull job, I absolutely love it as I get to support grieving family members on a day to day basis and I have that chance to cheer them up even if it's just for the duration of that one phone call. I joined the 7Cups community in December 2018 and I currently hold a range of roles here on 7Cups which are listed below:• Verified Listener - I have proven my ability to excel at active listening. This role can be obtained by passing a pretend (or "mock") chat with another high-level listener in the community. The role can be seen as a verification of someone's dedication to helping other people, having good active listening skills, and quality chatting.• Safety Patrol - As a member of this team, I browse different areas of the website and look out for / flag any inappropriate profiles that I come across. This allows for appropriate action to be taken and ultimately keeps the 7Cups environment safe for everyone.  
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50
United Kingdom

lyricalAngel70

Guru 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
~ON A SELF-CARE BREAK~ Sorry, Not Taking Any New Chat Request Currently. Kindly Browse Listeners Here, Thank you! Please read my bio before contacting me. ❤A Lil bit about me: Hi, this is Angel & I am delighted that you have come across my profile on 7 Cups' of Tea. I am an active, trained, verified listener here. Besides, I have completed 7 Cups' Internships (June 2019), LDP - Leadership Development Program (January 2021) & CDM - Content Development and Marketing Program (September 2021) successfully. Currently, enrolled in QLP Quality Listening Program (to further improve my listening skills) at 7 Cups Academy. I am comfortable talking about all the issues mentioned in the list below: ADHD Alcohol/Drug Use Anxiety *** Bipolar Borderline (BPD) Breakups *** Bullying *** Cancer Chronic Pain  Depression *** Diabetes Disabilities Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Exercise Motivation *** Family Stress *** Financial Stress *** Forgiveness *** General Mental Health *** Getting Unstuck *** Grief *** LGBTQ+ Loneliness *** Managing Emotions *** Men's & Women's Issues *** Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Panic Attacks *** Parenting Perinatal Mood Disorder PTSD/Trauma Racial & Cultural Discrimination *** Recovery *** Relationship Stress *** Schizophrenia Self-Esteem *** Self-Harm Sexual Health Sleeping Well *** Social Anxiety *** Spirituality *** Student Life *** Weight Management *** Work Stress *** N.B: Topics with asterisks denotes my live experience (I have lived it, gone through it) in that specific area & can assist you better with it.I would love to connect with you and assist you in the best way possible. I congratulate you on reaching out to seek help because it is not an easy job. It may be difficult to share your problems but I assure you that you won't regret trusting me with them. Your secrets are mine after you choose to share them with me. 😊I am currently studying masters in Clinical Psychology.  -Bookworm. -Loves traveling, sketching & shopping. -Cleanliness & fitness freak. -An optimist & an ambivert. -Down to earth. -Great singer. ​​-On my way to be the best version of myself. Proudly a member of these amazing communities : - Safety Patrol Team - ​​​​​Team Lightship - 7 Cups Hindi & Urdu Translation Team - Q&A Approval Team -Content Volunteering Team - Lightship Outreach Assistant Teamhttps://www.7cups.com/forum/GroupModZone_168/CommunityManagersOffice_2008/WarmWelcomeEveryoneByeByeCliqueChallenge_238987/#ByeByeCliques Eating disorders support and awareness hashtag - #EdGangTwin Listener: @WatchingOverYou - A brilliant listener & my favorite person. You can find them here - https://www.7cups.com/@WatchingOverYou ​​​​​​ P.S. Please refrain from connecting with me if you are here for casual/sex chat/online dating/seeking a relationship/marriage/wanting to have my social media, number, etc. And if I get such chats, I would be blocking them without any warnings (since I have already mentioned what I am uncomfortable with). You have many great apps for such purposes out there. 7 Cups' of Tea is an anonymous, secure, on-demand emotional health service and online therapy providing platform where real people connect to real listeners in one-on-one chat. If this is your sole purpose and you want to talk to someone? Hello and welcome. ❤ Thank You, Kind Regards, lyricalAngel70.
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1502
India

lucy2

Veteran 5
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello my friend, Apologies, I am on a self care break from 22/08/21 - 01/09/21 and unable to take chats, you can still leave me a message but I won't be able to reply until then. I'm so pleased you have found me on 7cups of Tea! I'm a trained Teen and Adult Listener a  Teen Transitioning Mentor Quality Mentor  Teen Quality Mentor  and I look forward to supporting you. I hope you will feel comforted knowing there is someone here who understands your needs and worries and I look forward to chatting with you. If my status is shown as offline or busy, please message me and I will get back to you asap. Chat soon Lucy2      
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1637
United Kingdom

SnailPurple

Expert 3
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello there! My name is Maddie. I am a bisexual teen with depression, generalized anxiety disorder, attention deficit disorder, and a chronic illness. I also used to be addicted to self-harm. I'm sorry, but I am not taking chats right now because I am going on vacation. If you need to message me, feel free to do so! I just won't be able to respond right away <3Aside from the topics listed, I will also chat about the following: ~Antisocial Personality Disorder~ ~Autism Spectrum Disorders~ ~Chronic Illness~ ~Dissociative Identity Disorder~ ~Mental Health Stigma~ ~Miscarriages~ ~Phobias~ I will chat about sexuality and sexual health. I will not chat about sexual trauma. I will chat about all eating disorders except for Anorexia.Aside from being a listener, I also have many other responsibilities! They are: ~Forum Supporter (LGBTQ/MOGAII Support and Self-Harm Recovery)~ ~Listener Discussion Leader~ ~Listener Verifier~ ~Q&A Approval Team~ ~Team Light Ship Member~ ~Teen Community Star (General Support)~Looking forward to chatting with you <3*7 Cups is not a crisis line. If you are having suicidal or homicidal thoughts, please connect to a crisis line.*
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384
United States