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Uticopa Home Page
Uticopa is an online social network of information, help, and support for anyone dealing with personal or mental health issues of any description.
Uticopa is a social network site where people come to discuss and address many different issues affecting their lives.
Social Network Support
A place to share issues and problems affecting your life with others who are ready to listen and offer advice and support.
Speak to others who have been affected by the same issues as yourself, exchange advice, information, and support.
Here therapists and other professional contributors publish their articles and discuss the issues of mental health.
Mental Health in the News
The latest news and developments concerning mental health issues in the UK.
Are You Talking to Yourself?
It is very normal to talk to yourself, whether out loud or quietly in your head ...
Is Postnatal Depression Linked to Boys?
The Daily Telegraph has reported that the mother might be at a higher risk of having a postnatal depression if she is having a boy ..
Can Self Efficacy Help Us to Be More Successful?
Psychologists believe that we all have different degrees of self-efficacy, a belief in our ability to succeed in specific situations ...
Can Hunger Improve Your Mental State?
Research has found that restricting food intake over a period of 10 days has a positive effect on your mental state ...
The methods used in therapy can enhance your emotional and social skills, and leave you happier with your work, life and relationships.
What is Right for Me?
Once you have decided to try a particular therapy, the next step is to find the right therapist to help you with your treatment.
There are a lot of mental health treatments available. We will help you to find the best therapy for your particular needs.
Family therapy, psychotherapy, art therapy - whatever you're looking for, we can give you information and advice.
Find different theoretical approaches and alternative therapies for all types of emotional and personal problems.
How Therapy Sessions Work
Learning the most common ways of delivering therapy may help you to decide which is the right method for you.
Explore the symptoms, possible causes and techniques for seriously treating various conditions.
What is Abuse?
Facts and information on domestic abuse and what you can do if you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship.
Abuse - Symptoms
Learn to recognise the indications that you or someone you know may be in an abusive or violent relationship.
Abuse - Possible Causes
An attempt to understand the possible motives behind physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of partners or children.
Abuse - Tackling the Problem
Effective methods for dealing with elder, spousal or child abuse in families, whether physical, mental, or sexual.
Abuse - Getting Help
If you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, help and support is out there. We can help you to find it.
Abuse - Available Resources and Useful Links
Organisations and charities offering support to people dealing with physical or mental abuse.
Abuse - Relevant Products and Services
Useful products and services for anyone trying to cope with the effects of abuse.
What is Anger Management?
We all feel anger from time to time, but for some it can become an overwhelming urge which they find difficult to control.
Anger Management - Symptoms
Coping with your own or others' anger is easier if you have an idea of what causes it.
Anger Management - Possible Causes
There are many possible causes of unprovoked anger; anger management therapy uses effective methods of resolution.
Anger Management - Tackling the Problem
An effective anger management programme examines the causes of the anger to determine effective therapy choices.
Anger Management - Getting Help
If you're looking for help dealing with your own or a loved one's anger you can find it with our therapists.
Anger Management - Available Resources and Useful Links
Organisations and charities offering support to people dealing with anger management issues.
Anger Management - Relevant Products and Services
Useful products and services for anyone trying to manage their own anger.
What is Anxiety?
Everyone is worried sometimes, anxiety disorder occurs when it is out of control. Therapy can help people to regain that control.
Anxiety - Symptoms
Anxiety can be identified by numerous physical and mental symptoms. Learn more about them here.
Anxiety - Possible Causes
Discover more about the many disorders that can trigger anxiety issues.
Anxiety - Tackling the Problem
Finding overcoming anxiety a struggle? You are not alone. Explore therapies and talk to others with similar issues.
Anxiety - Getting Help
Discuss different anxiety treatments safely and in confidence, and find a therapy that is right for you.
Anxiety - Available Resources and Useful Links
Organisations and charities offering support to people dealing with anxiety issues.
Anxiety - Relevant Products and Services
Useful products and services for anyone affected by anxiety disorder.
What is Bereavement?
Bereavement counselling is helpful for anyone who is struggling to deal with any kind of loss in their life.
Bereavement - Symptoms
There are several stages of grief which are perfectly normal, but how can you tell whether you are experiencing grief or depression?
Bereavement - Possible Causes
Dealing with bereavement can be difficult, but we can help you to find ways of getting through the grief.
Bereavement - Tackling the Problem
Loss affects us in many different ways and there are as many ways of coping with grief. Find one that works for you.
Bereavement - Getting Help
Grief counselling can help you to cope after a loved one's death or any other kind of loss - find out more here.
Bereavement - Available Resources and Useful Links
Organisations and charities offering support to people dealing with the loss of a loved one.
Bereavement - Relevant Products and Services
Useful products and services for anyone affected by bereavement and grief.
What is Confidence & Self-Esteem?
Do you suffer from low self esteem or low confidence? Find ways of coping with self esteem issues here.
Confidence & Self-Esteem - Possible Causes
Find the help you need in improving your self confidence and regaining your assertiveness and self esteem.
Confidence & Self-Esteem - Tackling the Problem
If you have low self esteem, we'll help you find the best way to boost your confidence & take control of your life.
Getting Help With Low Confidence & Self-Esteem
If you have low self esteem, we'll help you find the best way to boost your confidence & take control of your life.
Confidence & Self-Esteem - Available Resources and Useful Links
Organisations and charities offering support to people suffering from low self esteem or confidence issues.
Confidence & Self-Esteem - Relevant Products and Services
Useful products and services for anyone affected by lack of confidence or low self esteem.
What is Depression?
Coping with depression is hard, but you don't need to do it alone. Find the help and information you need to get through it.
Symptoms of Depression
The symptoms of depression aren't always easy to spot. Find out how to identify depression in yourself or others.
Depression - Possible Causes
The causes of clinical depression can be many and varied, making it difficult to diagnose. We are here to help.
Depression - Tackling the Problem
There are many treatments available for beating depression. We'll help you find the one that works for you.
Depression - Getting Help
If you suffer from depression, treatment is available. We can help you to find the treatment that is right for you.
Depression - Available Resources and Useful Links
Organisations and charities offering support to people coping with their own or another's depression.
Depression - Relevant Products and Services
Useful products and services for anyone who is affected by depression.
What are Eating Disorders?
Eating disorders are serious psychological problems that can hit anyone at any time, but they can be overcome.
Eating Disorders - Symptoms
How to tell when you or someone you know may be suffering from a serious eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa.
Eating Disorders - Possible Causes
What are the causes of anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders? Find answers, help and support online.
Eating Disorders - Tackling the Problem
There are many treatments available for beating eating disorders. We'll help you find the one that works for you.
Eating Disorders - Getting Help
Helping you to find therapists and other organisations that provide treatment for eating disorders in your local area.
Eating Disorders - Available Resources and Useful Links
Organisations and charities offering support to people coping with their own or another's eating disorder.
Eating Disorders - Relevant Products and Services
Useful products and services for anyone who is affected by eating disorders.
What are Mental Health Issues?
An online resource of information, treatment advice and support for anyone who is affected by mental health issues.
Mental Health Issues - Symptoms
Learn how to recognise the genuine signs and symptoms of a mental disorder in yourself or in someone you know.
Mental Health Issues - Possible Causes
What is it that triggers a nervous breakdown or other type of mental health problem in a person? Get advice online.
Mental Health Issues - Tackling the Problem
Information for anyone affected by mental illnesses, including treatment advice, online help and support.
Mental Health Issues - Getting Help
Are you affected by a mental health problem? Find therapy and other treatment methods in your local area.
Mental Health Issues - Available Resources and Useful Links
Organisations and charities offering support to anyone affected by mental health issues.
Mental Health Issues - Relevant Products and Services
Useful products and services for anyone who is affected by a mental health issue.
What is Obsessive Behaviour?
Are you affected by your own or another's obsessive behaviour? We can help you to find support in your local area.
Obsessive Behaviour - Symptoms
What is OCD, and what are the symptoms? Information for anyone who feels they may have a compulsive disorder.
Obsessive Behaviour - Possible Causes
Discover the latest theories and ideas about what may trigger obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in people.
Obsessive Behaviour - Tackling the Problem
When a friend or family member has an obsessive personality, they need your support. Find ways of helping them here.
Obsessive Behaviour - Getting Help
If you or someone you know is affected by OCD, help and support is available, and we can help you find it in the UK.
Obsessive Behaviour - Available Resources and Useful Links
Organisations and charities offering support to anyone affected by obsessive behaviour.
Obsessive Behaviour - Relevant Products and Services
Useful products and services for anyone who is affected by obsessive behaviour.
What are Phobias?
Most of us are affected by fear and phobias, but when it affects your way of life you should seek help and advice.
Phobias - Symptoms
Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of a simple or social phobia and find out how to treat them.
Phobias - Possible Causes
Overcoming phobias becomes easier if we understand where they come from. Get help finding the cause of your phobia.
Phobias - Tackling the Problem
There are many methods available to cure phobias. We'll help you find the best treatment for your phobia.
Phobias - Getting Help
Find the most effective phobia treatment available for you in your local area, on our online therapy network.
Phobias - Available Resources and Useful Links
Organisations and charities offering support to anyone who is trying to cope with a phobia.
Phobias - Relevant Products and Services
Useful products and services for anyone whose life is affected by an irrational fear.
What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
What is post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Find facts, information, support and advice on our web site.
Post Traumatic Stress - Symptoms
While there are many possible symptoms of PTSD, there are three common signs that you may be affected by it.
Post Traumatic Stress - Possible Causes
Though often referred to as combat stress, PTSD is not just suffered by those who have experienced war.
Post Traumatic Stress - Tackling the Problem
We can help you locate counselling for PTSD and other PTSD treatments near you, wherever you live in the UK.
Post Traumatic Stress - Getting Help
You can use our web site to find sensitive and confidential PTSD treatment in your local area.
Post Traumatic Stress - Available Resources and Useful Links
Organisations and charities offering support to anyone who is trying to cope with PTSD.
Post Traumatic Stress - Relevant Products and Services
Useful products and services for anyone whose life is affected by post traumatic stress disorder.
What is Spirituality?
What is spirituality? It is different for everyone, but we can help you find the answers you're looking for.
Can Spirituality Help?
Understanding religious thought and exploring your spirituality is an important journey that we can help you take.
Spirituality - Getting Help
Can your spiritual or religious beliefs have a positive effect on your mental and physical well being?
Spirituality - Available Resources and Useful Links
Find a forum or other online group to discuss religions and spirituality, along with other resources and links.
Spirituality - Relevant Products and Services
Useful products and services for anyone whose life is affected by post traumatic stress disorder.
What is Stress?
Do you suffer from high levels of stress? Find stress management advice, information and support at this web site.
Stress - Symptoms
Stress causes many physical and mental symptoms, and identifying the early signs can help us deal with it better.
Stress - Possible Causes
Whether it is work related or triggered by another cause, stress can take over your life if left unchecked.
Stress - Tackling the Problem
Do you need help managing stress? We've got lots of useful advice and information on stress management.
Stress - Getting Help
Looking for stress treatments in the UK? We'll help you find effective stress treatments in your local area.
Stress - Available Resources and Useful Links
Organisations and charities offering support to anyone who is dealing with stress.
Stress - Relevant Products and Services
Useful products and services for anyone who is trying to manage their levels of stress.
What is Trauma?
We can offer help, information, advice and support to anyone dealing with any kind of personal trauma in the UK.
Trauma - Symptoms
A dramatic life-changing event such as a car accident can cause emotional trauma. Learn to spot the danger signs.
Trauma - Possible Causes
Sometimes a traumatic event can cause personality changes that are difficult to cope with. Find help and support.
Trauma - Tackling the Problem
If you or a person you care about is affected by trauma, treatment is available, and we can help you to find it.
Trauma - Getting Help
Trauma focused counselling can be of great benefit to victims of trauma. Find counselling services in your area.
Trauma - Available Resources and Useful Links
Organisations and charities offering support to anyone who is affected by trauma.
Trauma - Relevant Products and Services
Useful products and services for anyone who is trying to cope with the effects of trauma.
What are Work Related Issues?
We all experience a certain amount of stress at work, but if it gets overwhelming there are ways of coping with it.
Work Related Issues - Symptoms
Details and statistics about workplace stress, how to identify it and the most effective ways of dealing with it.
Work Related Issues - Possible Causes
How issues like stress and bullying in the workplace can lead to bigger problems in both your work and home life.
Work Related Issues - Tackling the Problem
Practical methods of dealing with bullying at work, stress and other job related issues that affect wellbeing.
Work Related Issues - Getting Help
Advice on how and where to get counselling for stress, office bullying and other problems in the workplace.
Work Related Issues - Available Resources and Useful Links
Organisations and charities offering support to anyone who is affected by an issue at work.
Work Related Issues - Relevant Products and Services
Useful products and services for anyone who is trying to deal with a personal problem in the workplace.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to some of the more commonly asked questions about therapy and mental health issues.
FAQs - Why Therapy?
Why do people choose to visit a therapist, and what problems are they trying to deal with?
FAQs - How Does Therapy Work?
How can therapy help a person deal with problems and issues in their life?
FAQs - Who Is Therapy For?
What sort of person can benefit from the help of a therapist?
FAQs - How Do Therapy Sessions Take Place?
What actually happens during a therapy session?
FAQs - Is it Important Which Method of Therapy I choose?
Will any type of therapy be helpful to me, or will one work better than others?
FAQs - Is it Possible to Get Addicted to Therapy?
Could I become dependent on the support of my therapist?
FAQs - How Much Will a Therapy Session Cost?
Will I be able to afford to pay for therapy sessions?
FAQs - How Confidential Are the Therapy Sessions?
Will anything I tell my therapist be kept in confidence?
FAQs - Is There a Specialist Equipped to Deal With My Situation?
Can I find a therapist who specialises in my particular problem?
FAQs - How Should I Look for a Therapist?
Where do I start when I want to find a therapist in my area?
FAQs - What Do I Ask a Therapist When I Contact Them for the First Time?
How do I find out if a therapist is the right choice for me?
FAQs - What if I Discover that I'm Not Happy With a Therapist?
Can I back out if I decide I have made the wrong choice of therapist?
FAQs - How Can I Check that My Therapist is Qualified?
How can I check the qualifications of a therapist or counsellor?
FAQs - Will a Counsellor / Psychotherapist Be Able to See Me Immediately?
Can I see a therapist straight away, or will I have to wait?
FAQs - Is Online Therapy Similar to Face-to-Face Therapy?
Is talking to a therapist online as useful as seeing one in person?
FAQs - How Do I Know if I Can Trust an Online Therapist?
How can I decide whether or not I trust a therapist if my sessions are online and I've never met them?
FAQs - What Is Supervision?
Why does a therapist need to be supervised professionally?
FAQs - Can I Purchase a Counselling Session For My Friend or Partner?
Am I able to but therapy sessions for someone else?
Information for Therapists
Information on how Uticopa can benefit therapists and counsellors.
Information on the various levels of membership available to therapists.
Types of Membership Explained
Learn about Uticopa therapist membership programmes available
Become a Contributor
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How to Use Uticopa for Therapists
Learn how to use Uticopa for therapists
FAQs for Therapists
Answers to questions you may have about how Uticopa works.
How do I join Uticopa membership programme?
Everything you need to know about joining Uticopa Membership programme
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Why use the Uticopa Secure Messaging System instead of my usual email?
Learn the main reason for using Uticopa Secure Messaging System
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Uticopa therapists and other professional contributors publish their articles and discuss the issues of mental health.
How to Cope with Stress Better
Having good self-esteem provides a robust support system that enables you to deal well with day-to-day problems ...
Alternative to Prescription Drugs
The Get Well Scheme was an experimental scheme that enabled GPs to refer patients to complimentary therapists ...
Are We an Angry Nation?
Over the past few months The Mental Health Foundation has been researching whether or not we are becoming a nation of angry people ...
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg underlined his belief that the Government was failing the public by putting too much emphasis on medication ...
Global Year of Depression
Consistent global research has suggested that it is during our mid-life years that we are most vulnerable to depression ...
Post-natal depression: let your voice be heard
We've all read about celebs who talk about suffering from post-natal depression (PND). In the old days…
Post-natal depression (PND): causes and solutions
I've been diagnosed with post-natal depression - why me? It's not clear exactly what causes PND, although there are things that seem to increase the risk...
Could levels of childhood IQ be linked to dementia?
As Gordon Brown unveils his new package of proposals offering special dementia ‘memory clinics' where the man in the street can go to check out his own susceptibility to the disease…
From cyberspace to mental disorder?
Modern technological advances have brought hitherto undreamed of possibilities for young people today. From Facebook to i-Pods to i-Phones, the world is your oyster today.
Are we ruining our toddlers' mental health?
Many years ago, long before the advent of the computer age, the upbringing of our young children during school holidays and weekends followed a similar pattern.
Overcome your fears
Have you ever felt that you don't fit in at social gatherings?
I wish I'd known - Learning from our mistakes and living your life to the full
When we reach that point in life when the middle years have passed, would we have done things differently if we had somehow gained the wisdom that comes from learning from our own mistakes?
Love, marriage and relationships
How many of us recognise this scenario: your partner comes home from work, makes a beeline for the drinks cabinet and then sulks off silently.
Asperger's Syndrome - recognising the signs
Alan, 36, is a software programmer who met and fell in love with his girlfriend Lisa via an internet matchmaking site.
Alzheimer's: the cruellest disease
When actor Kevin Whately proudly posed with his mother Mary for his graduation ceremony back in 1996, he couldn't have known the highs and lows of what the future held. Not only would he lose his screen partner, John Thaw, but witness the
Post-natal depression: a legacy from literature
When Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote that disturbing 19th-century novella called 'The Yellow Wallpaper', she could hardly have known that it would later become a classic of feminist fiction.
Obama: a dream for man
As Barack Obama is sworn in as 44th President of the United States, he has already changed the perceptions of the world.
Coded messages: What does making a 'to do list' say about you?
We live in a world where today's women are expected to juggle so many roles. I'm reminded of that circus act where someone tries to keep twelve plates spinning at one time, constantly needing to race back each time another plate starts to weaken.
At a recent seminar on bipolar disorder at St. Andrew's University, the personality Stephen Fry discussed his condition with psychiatric students and practitioners.
Time to Stop & Stare
In this period following our January resolutions, a paradox creeps in. Don't they push our minds away from the present? There is nothing wrong in setting goals for yourself; in fact, that is an excellent way to stimulate our minds to become more positive.
If Spock were here, he and Bones - the good doctor from the Starship Enterprise - would cure all our ills
New Year resolutions: Yes we can!
As Big Ben made its first chimes in the icy chill that heralded the New Year, many were those who decided to make a new year's resolution for the first time in their lives.
Let's face the music and dance
As Irving Berlin put it, there are times when we just have to face the music of our personal problems and learn to dance anyway. Certainly, after extraordinary turmoil in the economy last year, just about everyone has something to worry about.
It's never too late to change your life!
All are agreed. 2008 was a terrible year. Woolworth's has gone, stock markets have crashed, house prices have collapsed and we're all a little poorer.
The tree of life: how to recognise when you're close to the edge
The first thing to understand is that everyone's life goes through its ups and downs. Try to visualise one of those giant sequoia trees in California.
Worrying: the bad, the good and the downright positive
The bad. We all recognise the syndrome. You can't sleep and you can't get those pessimistic thoughts out of your head. All those doubts and fears deep within your mind paralyse your thinking.
The ‘oy' syndrome: a case history
All my life I've been a pessimist. At least, that's what everybody tells me, so it must be true, mustn't it ?
Mental health issues and the media: never the ‘twain shall meet'?
So much of the media stigmatizes mental health issues. Yet, media coverage in general has a direct impact on all our lives and even controls, subliminally, how we think.
Stroke: can both medical advances and therapy combine to help victims?
Doctors and researchers alike are the first to admit that the brain is the last bastion of uncharted body territory.
CBT can help 80% of people suffering from eating disorders.
Adam Bremelow, the health correspondent for BBC, have said in this morning's news program on Radio 4 that the new research from Oxford has given a ‘Pretty promising prospect for a wide array of people suffering from eating disorders …
Fear of death: how to relieve our anxiety
Society is a continuous cycle, our pavements peopled by all age groups. From babies to the elderly, we are all moving through that ever-changing kaleidoscope called life.
Depression caused by trauma: how can you deal with it?
Physiologically speaking, the brain as the most important part of our lives. Yes, the heart is the ticking clock that keeps our organs functioning, but the brain is the controller without which the body is thrown into a directionless ..
Finding the right mental health specialist
Someone once said that the therapist's job is to put himself out of work! It's probably true of all the caring professions…
First International Hearing Voices Congress
It is time that society at large recognises that hearing voices in the head is a human variation rather than a symptom of illness.
I'm feeling low: can therapy help instead of drugs?
Rising unemployment, negative-equity, house repossessions...is it any wonder many of us are feeling depressed and unable to cope?
Talk therapy - how to get things off your chest
When you walk through a storm…
Is the Credit Crunch Making Us More Depressed Than Ever?
You can't pick up a newspaper, switch on the TV or radio, or even go online without hearing or seeing more bad news about the credit crunch.
Post-Natal Depression - More than ‘Baby Blues'
In a ground-breaking legal case in the UK, a judge has ruled that a mother should not stand trial for the attempted murder of her baby..
Pop Star Denies Eating Disorder
Sarah Harding, singer with the pop group Girls Aloud, has spoken out this week against rumours that she is suffering from an eating disorder.
Mental Health in the News
In partnership with NHS Choices we bring you the latest news in the Mental Health.
Test for postnatal depression
Does Tetris beat trauma?
Childhood trauma and ME
Panic attack 'heart risk'
Happiness spreads to friends
Meditation and depression
Abortion and mental health
Rainfall and autism
Depressive symptoms and early birth
St John's wort for depression
Antipsychotics and stroke risk
Mental health after abortion
The genetics of fear
Hormone patch for schizophrenia
'Weakened' immunity of caregivers
Brain function and tea
Genetics of autism
Depression during pregnancy
Looking scared could be protective
Mood effects of 'hunger hormone'
Cannabis use and psychosis
Physical activity reduces stress
Depression and Alzheimer's
Antipsychotics and Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's in both parents ups risk
Teen anger and brain size
Antidepressants 'don't work'
Baby blues linked to boys
Pregnancy, stress and schizophrenia
Ineffective use of antipsychotic drugs
Sex hormones and anorexia
Anorexics are 'wired' differently
Osteoporosis and depression
OCD brains 'are different'
Mental health risks of obesity drug
Body clock and daylight saving time
Depression takes its toll worldwide
Avoid additives, but which ones?
Depression and heart recovery
The overdiagnosis of depression
Long military deployments may affect mental health
Stress at work is a risk factor for depression
Cannabis linked to psychosis