Keeping Safe Programme

get involved.jpgThe Keeping Safe Programme is a psychoeducational intervention which aims to provide useful information about your eating disorder symptoms and encourage you to start to make some changes as you begin to move on from your eating disorder. The programme consists of a series of podcasts and a workbook. It was developed by Dr Madeleine Tatham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and her colleagues at Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation                                                                                                              Trust and is reproduced here with their permission.

The aims of the Keeping Safe Programme are:

  • to provide information about eating disorders
  • to promote a better understanding of the effects of eating disorders
  • to give guidance and harm minimisation tips to help you keep yourself safe
  • to start working towards recovery from the moment of assessment

The podcasts and workbook follow a psychoeducational approach which cover various aspects of your eating disorder, such as the symptoms and their effects. There are seven podcasts with additional options for Podcasts 2, 3 and 5.  In each podcast, you will be signposted to additional information if you wish to learn more and given options about which podcasts to listen to next, depending on your symptoms. Please start with Podcast 1 and feel free to opt to follow the signposts which best match your symptoms.

The workbook is intended to be used in conjunction with the podcasts. Please use the dropdown below to download a copy of the most relevant workbook before following the link to Podcast 1. If you would prefer a paper copy, please contact the service on 023 8231 2000

We recommend: 

  • You work through the workbook and one podcast at a time
  • Give yourself time between each section
  • Complete each task in each section before moving on to the next podcast 

Complete the Questionnaire Before Starting the Programme
In an effort to continually improve our service we would also like to ask you to spend a few minutes completing the questionnaire below. Please do not include any identifiable information. Responses are anonymous and will be used to evaluate this intervention. We will ask you to complete another set of questionnaires once again when you have finished the programme.

The following workbook and podcast have been written and recorded by experienced family members of a loved one with an eating disorder. You can download the workbook before following the link to listen to the podcast. We hope it will help you in your role as someone who cares for and/or provides support to a person close to you with an eating disorder. 


Once you have completed the programme, we will also ask you to complete a set of questionnaires to give us feedback about it:

The Keeping Safe Programme (podcasts and workbooks) is protected by copyright: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust © 2022.  All rights reserved. 

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all the contents and copyright in any form is prohibited other than printing or downloading for your personal and non-commercial use only. You shall not, except with our express written permission, distribute, modify, or commercially exploit the content and its copyright. 

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