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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.

scenicShoe3640

Discoverer 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I’m here to provide a listening ear and help you deal with whatever it may be that you are struggling with. If you ended up on my profile then you are already one step there, asking for help is the second step
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568
United Kingdom

KellyBx

Pinnacle 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I'm Kelly, I'm a listener here on 7 cups. I, like most people have been through some difficult situations in life but I believe by listening to each other and talking about our problems we can make things a little easier.
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10918
United Kingdom

herealways27

Pinnacle 9
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello there, I’m Herealways27! I’ve been a Listener on 7 Cups since October 2018, and I was or currently am having the following roles in the community: ·       Verified Listener: I have been Verified by the community based on my commitment to active listening skills and quality chatting. ·       Listener Verifier: I can conduct mock chats with Listeners who want to be verified. I can help prepare, offer resources and tips before the actual mock chat. ·       Safety Patrol: I can flag profiles with an inappropriate profile picture, username, or bio text. Please give me a message if you know one and need help reporting! ·       Quality Teen Star: I can mentor Listeners who have difficulties with any active listening skills on 1-on-1 chats with members. My goal is to improve listener quality and confidence. ·       Translation Project Proofreader: I’m helping to translate 7 Cups to Vietnamese! ·       Intern Graduate: I’ve graduated from 7 Cups Internship Community Track on June 2020 with Honors. ~ A little bit about me: ·       I’m currently 17 years old and a senior in high school in California, US. ·       I’m 150% fluent in Vietnamese!! 😊 I'm also self-learning Korean currently 😊 ·       I enjoy reading and writing about true crimes! I also write a blog about them! ·       I aim to be a future PA! <3 ·       My favorite singers and bands are Sunmi, Stray Kids, Blackpink, (G)I-DLE, Travis Scott, The Weeknd, The Neighbourhood and Don Toliver <3 <3 <3 Please reach out to me with any questions you might have and I will try my best to reply as soon as possible! 😊 Also, feel free to drop in to discuss any interest <3
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454
United States

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

serenityking25

Explorer 10
Listens to To Teens
in last week
"𝐢𝐭'𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧." ✩✩✩« hey there! i'm serenity »It's really nice to meet you. I know how hard it is to tackle your problems alone but reaching out for help is a sign of strength. I'm proud of you for taking your first steps. You can stop by and send me a message anytime; I will reply as soon as I see it. I may not be online often but if you'd really like a chat, let me know and we can schedule some time out for a talk. 💞✨ ✩✩✩« some things about me »I'm 17 years old and I dont really have much to describe myself as. I try to be there for the people around me. I understand the struggles of coping with self esteem issues as well as just negative thoughts and perceptions about yourself so I can understand you if you struggle with the same thing.  I have a beautiful amazing girlfriend who makes me smile and loves me. 🏳️‍🌈 ✩✩✩« to wrap up »To reiterate, I'm always here. If you want to chat–about anything–feel free to send me a message and I'll reply as soon as I see your message. Have a great day!𝐫 𝐞 𝐦 𝐞 𝐦 𝐛 𝐞 𝐫: 𝐨 𝐧 𝐞  𝐝 𝐚 𝐲  𝐚 𝐭  𝐚  𝐭 𝐢 𝐦 𝐞.
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422
United States

Banjothebudgie

Specialist 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello. I would love to chat and will never judge. I have personal experience with the LGBT+ community as I identify as lesbian. Please send a personal request and if need be send an offline message to me. That way I will respond quickly. I am not a long term listener and on average will spend 1 hour with each member to maximise the quality of the chat. Have a great day!!! 
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930
United States

fromZeroTwotoHiro

Guru 11
Listens to Over 18
in last week
A guy who has some experience with mental health problems...
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2303
Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)

frothyMagic6772

Advanced 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am a classical musician and a mother of a teenage boy.   I love coffee, books and connecting with people!  Ok
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703
United States

Keepitshiny

Veteran 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi, I'm here to help! Happy to talk about whatever :)
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2336
United Kingdom

lilyflowerrr

Expert 9
Listens to To Teens
in last week
About me! Hello, I’m Lily and I’m a 16-year-old girl from England! I’m part of the LGBTQ+ community {lesbian} and my pronouns are she/her! I like to do photography and painting; I also like going on walks. I joined this site first as a member so i know how it feels to be the other side, but you do not have to afraid to open up to me! There is no judgement coming from me so i promise I’m here to talk to you and listen. If you would like to check below to see what im comfortable talking about then check below.  Availability I’m based in the UK and my times are:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 12pm to 10pmFriday: 12pm to 9pmSaturday and Sunday: 12pm to 10pm If i’m busy between them times then i will tell you!The coloured dots on my profile mean:Red: Offline or not taking requestsOrange: Not taking requests and replying to the chats i already have, i’ll try and take your request if possibleGreen: Online and happy to take requests.   If you would like to speak and I’m not online, then just send a message and ill get back to you as soon as I’m available again! I do not mind booking dates and times to chat, but you can just send a message again and ill reply to you!  
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1289
United Kingdom

Azalea98

Proficient 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
♥️I don't take new member chats sorry!♥️🧡So please Click Here to find more wonderful listeners like me!🧡 💛Please do not ignore this and message anyway💛 Hi! I'm Azalea also known as Aza and Azy🌺 I am a 17 year old girl from the UK 🇬🇧  I am studying the A levels: English literature, Classical Civilisation, Biology, Maths. I’m a sociable, bubbly and exitable girl who will always be up for a chat! Serious or fun, old friend or new, listener or member I'm always up for a chat!   I have an open door policy so no need to by shy! 🙂  If I haven't directly lived an experience I'm happy to talk and learn and discuss it with you. Ask my own questions and answer yours! I will never judge you for your story, backround, experiences, mental state or anything else you can name Breaks ups, being bullied, Family stress, Relationships stress, Panic Attacks, Sexual Health, Self Harm, Student Life, Sleeping well, Social Anxiety I have lots of experience supporting people with: Anxiety, Cancer, Disabilites, Work Stress, Eating Disorders, LGBTQ+, Psychosis,  OCD, Weight Management   I do not take chats on depression, it is extremely triggering to me. Please respect that, thank you!🔮Chatroom Based Roles🔮Teen Chatroom Star I am a mod and a Chat supporter in Listener Chatrooms! I am someone who has been trained to keep them Safe and supportive and make sure all the conversations are fun productive Chat Supporter I can help listeners if they are struggling with a live chat, I have lots of resources to help! If I am not available please fill in the chat support request form here Chatroom Moderator/ honorary Global Mod  Click here to find the Newbie, Teen and Community projects and events Forums, I am a mod for these.I am also lucky enough to hold Mod powers in all member chatroomsProject Agent I am honoured to be the Co-project agent of the Teen Daily check-ins If you are a listener with questions about how to host a check in you can PM me Peer SupporterThis means if you are a listener and have had a difficult chat you can come and talk to me!🧩Communtiy/ Forum Based Roles🧩Teen community Star/ Forum Supporter Check out the Disability sub community by clicking here I mainly focus and create content for the learning disabilities sub forum! Support Team Leader/ Teen star I assist trainees of the Group Leadership and Development Program this is part of the 7 cups academy 🎀Quality Based Roles🎀Safety Patrol I am a member of the safety patrol team meaning I keep 7 cups a safe place by flagging any inappropriate profiles Listener Verifier /Verified ListenerI am part of the listener verifiers team meaning I can conduct mock chats to verify listeners. If you want to become one check the information here!I have been Verified as a high quality listener, It means you can trust me!Listener Coach/ Care team As a listener coach: I can help you learn more skills, gain resources, answer questions and build confidence as a listener!If you are interested in getting a listener coach please click here ⭐️Listener twins⭐️@KateDoskocilova💜 My original twin @leafycup  💚 My mod twin@EmmaE💕 My Teen Chatroom Star twin @kieran000💙 My Peer Support twin (and mentee)@cuteOrange213🧡 My TCS and Project agent twin @mxmes 🖤 My forum supporter twin @enchantedlove💛 My 'we have too many roles' twin @bookworm274💖 Supportive Twin 🦋Other Info🦋I tend to always keep my status on offline so please if you wish to talk just drop me a message and I will normally respond within 24/48 hours Some other listeners that I love to chat to:  🌌 @shiningSky3745 💫  🍒 @CateGrace 🍓 🐰@SunnyLexi🖤 🐳@jovialSunshine5049🦭 🐧@BrightHeart116❄️     
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603
United Kingdom

DayDreamWithYou

Specialist 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
*under construction* Update: I am really sorry, but I am not currently taking any member chats at the moment. In the meantime, here are some amazing listeners, and I hope you will be able to find a listener that can support you best :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~If anyone asks me who I am, to be honest, I would not know what to say. I am a cis female that still questions her own sexuality. I am someone who cares about school, yet I don't. I am someone who loves friends, yet I am not exactly social. My interests are ever-changing, and everything is sort of all over the place. However, despite all the questions in my head about who I am, there is one thing I am sure about: it is my story. Every story is special in its own ways, yet sometimes our stories are not heard, and stepping outside our comfort zone to share is very hard. I am very proud to see that every one of you took the first step and made a member account whether it is for support or just for the sake of having one. I won't pretend to understand what you are going through because I truly don't. I have not been in your shoes and neither have I experience what you had, no matter how similar our stories may be. I won't promise you will feel better and that everything would get better because we really do not know, but from the bottom of my heart, I still hope that I can support you the best that I can. Some topics that I have dealt with are depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+, self-harm, sleeping well, loneliness, self-esteem, and many more in varying degrees. I would love to talk about these issues; however, please note that I will not be sharing my personal experiences with these issues because I would love to focus on listening to your story. My listening space is a safe place for those who would like to talk about any issues from DID to sexual health without any judgement. Each person is different, and my style may not exactly match up with yours, which is perfectly alright! There are also some other wonderful listeners that you may want to check out here! And welcome to my profile. I am Day/Dream, and I am very excited to get to know all of you :)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~My Availability: Green - I am online for both member and listener-related chats. Orange - I am only online for listener-related chats and may be in-and-out, but I will reply within 30 minutes. Red - I am fully inactive and logged out of the site. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~To everyone:  My private message response time is now 24-48 hours! If I do not respond within 2 days, please send me another message, and I apologize in advance. My account is also prone to several 7 cups bugs, so there will be times where I am unable to send messages, and I usually update in my bio when that happens. Additionally, please note that if I am around in a particular area (chatrooms, forums, or private messages), it does not mean that I will be active in another area. Thank you for understanding!Growth pathways: Love Yourself with BTS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Some things about me: My Pronouns are: she/her/hersAbout my interests: If you have seen me around, you'll know that I am super into music, and my taste in music changes every week and sometimes even daily. I love reading, and I can't express the happiness reading brings to me; it's definitely a place I go to release some emotions or maybe to feel some emotions (if that makes any sense). I am also a huge k-drama addict, and I am a multi-fandom k-pop fan. Something more general, I am very passionate about bullet journaling, animals, and I also swim occasionally.About my personality: I am an advocate and a mediator (INFJ-T and INFP-T). I am a very straightforward and open-minded person. I am the kind of person that takes a while to open-up, so sometimes I may seem reserved. I can also always see the positive aspects of any situation and can understand multiple sides of every story.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Some super awesome listeners: @avagracii - Avaaaa, my listener twinniee :) I want to give a huge thank you to her for always being there for me, especially the beginning of my listening journey, and being her wonderful self. She is really amazing and super compassionate and sweet, and did I mention she loves animals as much as I do?@cocoakrispies121 - Cocoaaa! I really don't know how to phrase it properly, but she is one of the most amazing people I met. We actually joined around the same time, have similar roles, and even take breaks around the same time. She is honestly super supportive, and I really can't say how delighted I am that I met her!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "there is no greater agony than an untold story inside you" ~ Maya Angelou
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357
United States