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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.

comfortableIris2754

Advanced 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Many a times all we need is a listening ear to take care of our woes. I am here to listen ,are you ready to talk?
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594
India

KateDoskocilova

Pinnacle 2
Listens to To Teens
in last week
i will not be hosting discussions/accepting new member chats from monday, until further notice! please feel free to search for another listener :)Booking Page   P.S. Book the appointment aprox. a day before!   Times i'm around on 7cups:Mon-Sat: 12:00PM-3:00PM EST (7:00PM-10:00PM EEST)a few things about me: i'm Katherine, an omnisexual, 16 year old girl from Greece. my pronouns are she/her. some of my hobbies are dancing, writing, filming videos, taking pictures and helping people! i as well look forward to becoming a therapist someday ❤things i've struggled with:my entire life I've struggled with managing emotions,bullying,LGBTQ+,breakups, family stress, social anxiety, student life, relationship stress, self esteem, general mental health and sexual health. I've managed to overcome some of these issues, but there are still some issues I need to work on with.my roles on 7cups:Verified Listener CML and CM for the LGBTQ+ sub-community Support Team Leader for the LGBTQ sub-community Project Agent for the LGBTQ sub-community Doorkeeper Safety Patrol Team member Sharing Circle hostSaturday, 9-10am ET [4-5pm EEST] (hosting with @mamtasha22 <3)Discussion host (on Support Session room)Tuesday, Depression, 10-11am ET [5-6pm EEST] Friday, Anxiety, 10-11am ET [5-6pm EEST] Saturday, Student Support, 10-11am ET [5-6pm EEST] (hosting with @azuladragon34 <3) Chatroom Moderator (LGBTQ/MOGII support room)Thursday, 10-11am ET [5-6pm EEST]my listener twin(s):@Azalea98what my status means:Orange: I am online and ready to have a chat!Yellow: I am online but I'm busy with another member(s), so I won't be responding as fast.Red: I am not online, so I'd appreciate it if you left a message and I will respond when I will log back in!issues i'm comfortable talking about:Anxiety Breakups Bullying Family stress General mental health LGBTQ+ Managing emotions Relationship stress Self-esteem Sexual health Social anxiety Student lifeplease be careful with these specific topics:Sexual health: Please, don't message me asking me how to help you control your urges and don't message me if you have any inappropriate intentions or want to ask me inappropriate personal questions. As well as don't text me about your sexual insecurities with such body parts, as they make me feel uncomfortable and they trigger me. LGBTQ+: Please don't message me asking for support on issues that have to do with dysphoria due to the fact I've never experienced it myself. Family stress: Please don't message me asking for support to issues that have to do with domestic violence, as I haven't experienced physical abuse ** and I don't feel confident providing support to this topic."Sweetie, honey, baby, lovely, cutie, my everything" as I only feel comfortable when my close friends call me such names. "Oh" "ok" "k" as I feel like you don't care and like you're not interested in the conversation. Also, please don't try to guilt trick me or guide me and my ways of handling my account and my conversations, as everyone is different and not everyone will be a perfect match.Please dear members**, don't message me to have a casual conversation, as I'm here to focus on people who need emotional support rather than get to know people closely and make friendships.
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514
Greece

bestCherry9811

Apprentice 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
✨🌻✨ You need to stay. And you need to stay loudly. You're afraid of making bad choices but the truth is this: the tiniest actions will influence the course of the rest of your life and you cannot control it. So many factors play a part in you being here today: a delayed train, an extra cup of tea, the number of seconds your parents took to cross the street. This is chaos theory. Sensitivity. Mathematics. You are here. And every choice you have ever made has led you right now, reading this. While you exist, every movement and moment matters; those bad choices led you to the best days of your life, if you were to play it all in rewind. So let them go. Change will come. Even if you're standing still. Butterflies will keep flapping their wings and causing hurricanes. So, make your choices and make them loud. Trust your gut. Trust energy. And if you ceased to exist? Oh, the Universe would notice. The mess that would make. The hearts that would break. So just stay. Stay for bad choices. Stay for great ones. Stay. Cause a few hurricanes. -s.r.w.
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92
India

Chevy81

Veteran 10
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
No problems are too small or too big and you are not at all silly to find someone to talk to about what you're feeling.I'm here to listenツ  a daughter    a sister     a wife     a mother     a Christian  
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2137
Indonesia

Banjothebudgie

Connoisseur 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
At the moment I will not be taking any member chats due to my focus on my current leadership roles. My leadership roles include: Room supporter Project agent Care team(listeners) Forum supporter Group Support Outreach Program Academy project agent LCI team  Academy project agent Safety Patrol Team Chat Room Moderator Peer Supporter STL- LGBT+ sub community   Doorkeeper Community mentor 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 30 minutes with each member to maximise the quality of the chat. Have a great day!!!  Note: I do not take gender/ dysphoria related issues because I have little to know experience with these issues.   
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1070
United States

blindHeart12

Genius
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello thank you for looking to my profile. In this pandemic some of other way we had experience lose. I too had experience it. So feel free to message me to talk about it. Casual and sexual issue talk I dont prefer. If I take time in replying your request it means I am bit occupied excuse for that. Else I will try to reply as soon as possible. Take care. thank you 
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2830
India

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

Hope

Epitome 4
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hi! I am Laiba, also known as Hope! I am a Community Manager at 7 Cups. I oversee 7 Cups academy. At the moment I am unable to provide listening support to members. Please connect to a listener here. I believe education should be practical and available to all. I have the honor of contributing to just that through 7 Cups academy. We offer the following programs!7 Cups Internship ​| Leadership Development Program ​|  Building Community Program ​| Content Development and Marketing ​| Group Leadership & Dynamics Development | Quality Leadership Program All the above names are hyperlinked. You can click through and find more information. All our programs are free and we provide a certificate and a badge upon completion. Please read before PMing! ✦ My response time is within 3 days. Your patience is appreciated.  ✦ I am no longer taking member support requests/listening requests concerning personal issues. If you are looking for a supportive listener, please find one here!I have created a few growth paths (some in collaboration with the community) that I would love for you to explore! ✦ Preventing Burnout at 7 Cups ✦ Managing Anxiety ✦ Leadership Basics ✦ Watering Hope ✦ Study MotivationAre you new to 7 Cups? Welcome to 7 Cups! (Click for a message from me)
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4585
United Arab Emirates

DayDreamWithYou

Expert
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Notice: I am 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 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. I am also a huge c/k-drama addict, and I am a multi-fandom k-pop stan. Something more general, I am very passionate about bullet journaling, animals, and I also swim.About my personality: I am an advocate/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 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
China

RationalMe7

Discoverer 3
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hi There! I am available for member chats on weekends (Saturday and Sunday). I can give you 30 minutes to 1 hour of my time depending upon your issue. As a listener, my aim is to give you emotional support without bias, judgement or any form of advice. Topics I love to discuss: - Spirituality - Growth Mindset - Hopefulness Always remember - Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of the things and no good thing ever dies! Please give me 48 hours to respond to your messages. In case you need urgent assistance, kindly go here: Crisis.
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422
India

bookworm274

Expert 11
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Not currently taking new member chats  Hi there! I'm bookworm274 but you can just call me bookworm, book or worm. My timezone is BSTMy chat style: My chat times range from 20 minutes (typically a more casual chat) to 60 minutes. However, I am always happy to do longer chats as long as they have been scheduled. I check 7 cups every day for messages and updates so I should get back to you soon! I am also happy to take casual chats just make me aware of that so I know how best to support you. Please scroll down to the list that states the topics that I am comfortable taking before asking to chat with me, thank you.Status meanings: My status is typically on Red or Orange, I hardly ever have it on Green. So please feel free to send me a message no matter what colour my status is because I may be on the site! If I'm not on the site when you send me a message then I will get back to you in a minimum of 24 hours as I check 7Cups at least once a day for messages! About me: I am a 17 year old girl. I have personally experienced anxiety, OCD, student life, panic attacks and family stress. When I am older, I hope to become an Educational or Child Psychologist but I am currently just studying for my A-Levels: English Literature, Psychology and Government&Politics. I am quite a shy person and I love to help people especially when it comes to mental health. I believe mental health is vital and that everyone deserves support.My roles:Verified Listener - I have been verified for my active listening skills which means you can trust that I am a high quality listener!Peer Supporter - If you are a listener feel free to message me after a difficult chat.Teen Community Star - I am a teen forum star for the Anxiety Support Community which you can find here and Newbie Hub which you can find here! Room Supporter - I support people and create a welcoming environment in the Community Projects and Events Rooms.Forum Project Agent - I am a project agent for the forums mainly focusing on needs replies and onboarding new FS.SC Project Agent - I am a project agent for the sharing circles Sessions Host Buddy - I help new session hosts through their trial period. Discussion Host - I host Anxiety Discussions every Tuesday 3-4pm in the Support Session Room. Listener Twins: @tami150 - my first 7Cups twin - if I'm unavailable check out her account. She's an amazing listener and person and super sweet and helpful!  @Azalea98  - my supportive twin - she's super amazing and is always there to support me!   
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201
United Kingdom

theriverissinging

Scholar 2
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello!Welcome to my profile. This is river.Asking for help is healthy.I'm a trained verified active listener here at 7 Cups.You can expect an open, supportive and judgement-free safe space from me.I don't schedule chats at all.All the live chats are 30 minutes long.Long-term supportI don't take chats on spirituality / religion and weight management.My Roles: *under construction*Listener twin - @alwaysindigo, you're awesome!Profile Picture - Moonlight in the Adirondacks, Rockwell Kent.The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.- Carl R. Rogers
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210
India