We know that life gets hard, and sometimes you can feel that you're not being heard by those around you. That is why the Office of Counseling and Health Services has brought 7 Cups to Drexel. 7 Cups is an online service that connects its users with caring listeners who help provide emotional support for non-crisis issues, along with other functions such as guides on maintaining mental wellness.
Known as the world's largest emotional support system, 7 Cups has over 300,000 trained listeners ready to help you. At Drexel, we encourage students to utilize its free 24/7 peer-to-peer anonymous online chat function as volunteer listeners and/or users. More information about joining 7 Cups as a user will be made available in the fall.
Become a Listener with 7 Cups
Do you care for the emotions of others around you? Do you want to help people who need someone like you to lend a friendly ear? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then you should become a 7 Cups Listener! You understand that Drexel can feel overwhelmingly fast-paced as projects build-up and co-op preparation can be demanding. So, volunteer to be a listener and help other Drexel students cope with the anxiety that can come along with the rigors of college.
As a listener, you will receive training through 7 Cups' Active Listening training program and additional preparation through Drexel's Counseling Center before starting. This means you'll be more than prepared to support other Drexel students with their non-crisis issues in the anonymous one-on-one chat scenarios.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in doing, then consider volunteering to be a 7 Cups Listener. You can sign up by emailing Scott Sokoloski, PhD, assistant director of Counseling for Technology and Communication for the Counseling Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.