U-COPE Self-Harm Service

A six-week course to help you understand and manage your self-harm.

University Community Outpatient Psychotherapy Engagement (U-COPE) therapy, is a self-harm service designed for those who are struggling with self-harm.

The service is being offered as part of two Office for Students funded projects looking to improve student mental health provision and is a psychosocial intervention designed to help you work through your emotions and understand why you self-harm.

We won’t judge you, we’re just here to talk to you and help you move forward.

The service consists of six one-to-one sessions and the initial appointment will include an assessment of your mental health.

Leading up to your final sessions, your practitioner will work with you to develop a Staying well plan to help you manage your self-harm. You will then have the opportunity to independently explore the skills that you have learnt in therapy. Your final session will look at what went well and what could be developed further.

Your Staying well plan will be finalised before formal discharge.

How to access the service

To access this service, please either contact the Wellbeing Advice and Guidance or, if you have one, your Mental Health Advisor or Counsellor. They will then refer you to the service where an appointment will be arranged within two weeks.


Speak to a Wellbeing Advice and Guidance advisor

If you are unable to find an answer to your query on our web pages you can book an online confidential one-one appointment.