How to Keep Myself Safe

The Keeping Myself Safe (KMS) podcast is a psycho-educational intervention with a strong emphasis on personal safety (i.e. harm minimisation). Aims include:

  • Providing information about your eating disorder symptoms and any associated health risks.
  • Providing personal recovery accounts from patients who have received treatment. 
  • Developing an individualised self-care plan - including engaging with any physical health monitoring and identifying sources of support that are available to you – in order to help you look after yourself.
  • Preparing you for treatment sessions if you are engaged with an eating disorder service.

The podcasts consist of a series of six sessions lasting between 5-20 minutes each. They aim to address eating disorder diagnosis, motivation to change and recovery, physical consequences of eating disorder behaviours, the importance of nutrition, understanding binge eating and unhelpful behaviours which maintain anxieties over eating, weight and shape. They can be downloaded to your mobile / tablet device to listen to at your convenience. 

The podcasts are available below:


As you listen, the following workbook will assist you. 

If you are currently a patient of NCEDS, you will be asked to complete 2 questionnaires in order to help us evaluate how helpful you have found the podcasts. Please complete ‘The Knowledge Quiz_podcast 1’ before you listen to the first podcast and The Knowledge Quiz_podcast 6 once you have completed the programme. We would also be interested in your feedback. Please complete the feedback form here and return it to NCEDS at your next appointment.



Further information

The page was last updated on 18 April 2019 by nlegg.


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