7 Cups of Tea

What is 7 Cups of Tea?

7 cups of Tea7 Cups of Tea (also called 7 Cups) is a website and mobile app that allows college students to get 24/7 emotional support from anywhere in the world – all for free! It is a peer-to-peer chat that matches students who want to talk with listeners who are caring, trained, and non-judgmental. Conversations are text based and private.

Try 7 cups of Tea today!

7 Cups   (password: norquest)

Need support in a language other than English?

No problem—over 250,000 people from 189 countries use 7 Cups every week. The 7 Cups app is available in 20 languages. You can also choose your listener from among 140 different language speakers.

Prefer to work on your own?

7 Cups offers personal growth paths that students can work on independently to make wellness a daily habit. You’ll also get support along the way from trained volunteer listeners. Doing simple activities to relax and manage stress can significantly improve your well-being.

Is this counselling?

  • 7 Cups is not therapy or counselling.
  • It is not a distress line. Visit Services for Students in Crisis if this is an emergency.
  • Listeners are people just like you, who have knowledge about resources and some activities that might be helpful. Sometimes it helps to just talk about what’s going on and have another person simply listen, accept us, and try to understand.
  • If you are interested in speaking to a trained mental health professional, contact the Centre for Growth and Harmony during business hours.
  • If you need immediate help, call 911.

Want to become a caring listener and support others?

Volunteer with SANQC Peer Support to access the NorQuest 7 Cups of Tea listener training.

Emergency Contacts

Access our list of emergency contacts.

Live outside of Edmonton? Regional Contacts

Contact Information

Room 1-101, Singhmar Centre for Learning
Edmonton Campus





Monday - Friday
8:15am - 4:30pm
Appointments can be made in person or by phone.

Note: Student services are available to all NorQuest students but may not be delivered on site at all campuses.