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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.

EmotionsListener

Paragon 5
Listens to Over 18
in last week
*Temporarily away until Nov 2021****Please note: I have recently reduced my availability on 7 Cups and will be unable to take on new members needing support at this time.***About me: Others have described me as an empathetic individual who strives to be objective, motivational, and empowering. I do firmly believe that if you challenge yourself to look at a situation from a different angle you will see options you have overlooked, and that sometimes even unpalatable solutions need to be seen for what they are, possible solutions. I aim to offer a respectful and non-judgmental ear, keeping in mind that my personal values and beliefs are just that: Mine and need only apply to me/my life. I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community, some of the labels I use, or have used, to describe(not define) myself include but are not limited to, lesbian, homoromantic asexual and demiromantic. While I am open to and accepting of all members of the LGBTQ+ community, I feel my personal experience makes me most suited to supporting those who relate to or don similar labels. Now in my late-30's I have had experiences with a variety of issues from early childhood to present. I have found this can enhance my natural ability to empathize while still offering alternate perspectives. I primarily provide support for and am most comfortable with topics I have indicated in my profile. Please note there are certain topics that I do not take chats involving, namely drugs, alcohol, detailed discussion of sexual topics, or any which contravene the rules of 7 Cups.
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6224
Canada

Courage7

Pinnacle
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
not taking chats at this time.  Hello, my name is Courage!  I am currently taking chats on spirituality, parenting, domestic violence, and family stress, but I also take chats on anxiety, loneliness, self- esteem, and general mental health. I look forward to getting to know you! I do not take chats on sexual health.   
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1933
Canada

TrippleStar

Epitome 19
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Talk to me.
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15560
United States

Dajia215

Pinnacle 2
Listens to To Teens
in last week
You matter! If you need a friend text me! #Readytohelp:)✨💕  #Teen quality star! #Teen listener coach! # Academy mentor!  #Teen community star!  Listener twins! @Enchantedlove  @Bubbles2025
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459
United States

lemonicecreamcake

Supporter
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello, my name is lemon! I am 17 and my pronouns is she/her  I've been through a lot of things during my teenage years, I understand a lot of things could be hard, that's why I am here to help. At here feel free to share anything with me without worries!🥰🤗 I will try my best with understanding, and be here to support you!  I hope everyone can lead to their best life and peace. Currently a high schooler focusing on studies, I would reply as soon as possible mostly! red light: offline, but still feel free to send me messages! orange: busy, but will respond sooner. green: available to chat! 
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116
United States

Izzy274

Pinnacle 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Update for 04/10/2021 until 03/11/2021: I will not be online as much (only regularly from 9-10pm British time) instead of my usual 8-10pm due to tutoring for a university admissions test! I'm doing my best to reply to everyone but it could take a while for me to reply at the moment. Thank you all for understanding and I'm looking forward to being able to spend more time here again with you all <3 You can book me for a chat here: https://izzy274.youcanbook.me/ or pm anytime and I'll reply when I'm online! I may not be able to reply to private messages on Sundays as this is when I host sharing circle and Support Room 24/7. If you have seen me in group rooms and I've not replied to a pm, please don't feel like I'm ignoring you! I love talking to everyone here, and will get around to my private messages when I'm not focused on hosting so my attention isn't split between different people <3 . My name is Izzy (she/her), as my username suggests, and I’m always happy to talk/ listen to you.   A little bit about me: I’m 17, female and from the UK. I have lots of hobbies, including music (I play piano and cello), art ( I like to draw and I’m also trying felting) and reading. I’m currently doing A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and maths, and I am an aspiring medic, so if you’re feeling stressed or worried about school or applications to uni/college feel free to message me ❤️ as I have lots of personal experience in this area. I love meeting new people and finding out about their interests and hobbies.   I became a listener in March 2020, because I wanted to pay forward the amazing support that had been given to me whilst I was struggling with anxiety and depression. It means a lot to have someone to talk to who will actually listen, and it can be so powerful sometimes. On 7 Cups, I want to be able to make even the smallest difference to your day, no matter if it's just a short check-in to see how you're doing. I love getting to know you all over time and growing together to enable you to achieve the things you want to.     I try to be active 7-10 pm British time daily ( I think that's 2-5 pm EST), and respond within 3 days maximum.  If my icon is green  I am currently available and accepting any chats! Feel free to make a personal request and I will be online to chat for at least 30 minutes.  If my icon is orange I am online but busy - feel free to message me however replies may be slow as I am probably already taking a chat, or hosting a support session. I will reply as soon as I am free to though. If my icon is red I am currently offline, so won't be taking any chats. Feel free to drop a message for when I get online though!   Some things I’m doing on 7 Cups:   - Verified Listener: I passed a mock chat to become verified in the community   - Sharing Circle host I host a weekly healthy habits session 3-4pm EST on a Sunday   - Intern I’m have completed a 15 week internship with 7 cups, so feel free to message me if you have any questions about internships!   Room Supporter: I am currently a room supporter for the newbie hub community and the anxiety support community, so feel free to message me if you'd like me to start a discussion in those rooms, and I hope to meet a lot of people there :)   Content development and leadership programme: I am currently undertaking the content development and leadership programme, so feel free to message me if you would like any content created or have any questions about the programme <3   My listening Style: As a listener, I tend to reflect a lot on what you say and use this to guide the conversation through empathising and validating your feelings. I ask open-ended questions to keep the conversation flowing, and always try to follow up after a chat to see how you're doing. I tend to send detailed, quite long messages, which I know can suit some people and not others, so If you would prefer shorter messages just let me know! I'm still learning as a listener, and continuously improve. Your feedback means the world to me as it allows me to tailor my listening style to you which can really help in a chat. Of course, sometimes listening styles just don't mix, and that's okay. - I would always be happy to refer you to another listener if you feel like the chat is not helpful for you (:.    In community rooms my listening style is a little different - I don't ask many questions as there may be things you don't feel comfortable speaking about it the group chats. I also tend to be quieter if a room starts to get busy.    Thank you for reading if you got this far, congratulations ahah (: Feel free to pm me for a chat so we can get to know each other!    
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927
United Kingdom

ro1245

Intermediate 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! I'm a college student wanting to assist those who need a listening ear during an incredibly stressful period of time. I understand the value of a good friend, and I want to provide that kind of support. I like playing music, trying to paint (because I'm not very good), and exercising whenever I have the motivation.
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414
United States

bookworm4

Marvel 7
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hi there! Welcome to 7 Cups :) I’m a trained active teen and adult listener and I like to support people struggling with about anything. I came here to find help myself and I did and it made me feel a lot better and I want to do the same for others by listening to them. I love to read and listen to music. You can vent out, think out loud, talk about anything you like and I will be here to listen to you without judging you at all as I know how hard it is to open up. I want you to feel safe with me while you talk and know that I am here for you. I am: * A Teen Ambassador * An Adult - Teen Listener Just know that I’m here for you :)
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2478
Pakistan

HereToHelp135

Supporter 10
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hi, this is my first time working with 7 cups. I love listening to people about their problems and working with them to solve these problems. I want everyone to enjoy a healthy and stress-free life and my goal is to do everything I can to guide people there.
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156
United States

EmmaE

Virtuoso 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
 hey, welcome to my bio!  my name is emma <3  i’m really sorry, but unfortunately i’m unable to take new member chats! click here to find another listener!-------------------------------------------------i'm always looking to improve in my roles and hear how i'm doing!click here to leave me some feedback!-------------------------------------------------a bit about me:• i love listening to music(feel free to pm me any song suggestions 😛)• i love chocolate and sweets• i love travelling• i have two dogs-------------------------------------------------my roles here:• teen chatroom star and chatroom star leader • teen listener discussions mentor leader • listener sharing circle team leader • listener learning discussions team leader • listener check-in team leader • teen community/forum star for the depression subcommunity and needs reply• support team teen star for the depression subcommunity• global chatroom moderator • global forum supporter• chat supporter• peer supporter• discussion leader• healthy living team • events team• listener verifier• safety patrol team• doorkeeper-------------------------------------------------things to remember:• you don't have to be perfect• having a bad day is okay• small steps are still progress• asking for help is strength• everyone's journey is different-------------------------------------------------i can assure you that it does get better - no matter how bad life may seem at this point in time. i'm always here for you and i care about you a lot, so feel free to message me whenever you'd like and i'll get back to you as soon as i can!the most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, suffering, struggle, loss and have found their way out of the depths. you are beautiful. you are strong. you will make it through this.-------------------------------------------------i'm so happy you're here and took the time to read my bio! i love, appreciate, and care about you very much 💗 you're doing a great job and i'm so proud of how far you've come!-------------------------------------------------always for you <3
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1586
Canada

WarmLightXO

Intermediate 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
It's gonna be okay 💜🌿Please don't hesitate to reach out, because you are not alone.****My name is Allison, she/her, EST, and you're safe with me.Send me a message and I'll get back to you! --------> "Could we chat sometime?" Form--------> After Chat Form--------> Help! I need you and you're not online!🌱 I aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours, response time may be longer on weekends 🌱What I can offer support with best:Self worthMindsetAnxietyLGBTQ+/MOGII issuesDepressionSelf harmStudent lifeEating disorder recoveryLonelinessBoundariesSeggsual healthOverwhelmBody imagePanic attacksFinding resources~~My listening styleI believe that the problem isn't your ability to process, it's that you need to be outside the noise to hear yourself think.I will ask questions to encourage you to explore the root of what you're feeling. I'll stay calm and we can take breaks between heavy subjects to help you feel calm too.I will not offer advice or opinons, because I trust your lived experience. While solutions aren't always necessary, solutions developed by you are most effective. I will offer resources and options to empower you, and if you're interested we can create a support plan for you moving forward.I fully support:*Neurodivergent members*Immigrant members*Queer members*Trans/nb members*Bipoc members*Mentally ill members*Disabled members*Impoverished members*Refugee members*Aro and ace members*Fat members*YouYou will one day experience joy that matches this pain. Sending love, awesome dance moves, hugs (if you'd like), spaghetti, and hope for the future 💜 
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147
United States

cristlecares

Master 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
When you can't look at the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark💜..........{Mr. Goblin, you're amazing!! Don't be hard on yourself :)Mr. Indian monk, I miss you🌸}  Listener Best Friend : @hopefulFaith33 ( He is one of the kind and compassionate listeners on 7 cups!! My very good friend!! You can go to him if you don't find me here😇)  
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1221
Cyprus