Tina McGuff

It took me a second to snap and years to recover

Scottish Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA)

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Delivering training, talks and workshops around mental health and eating disorders is my passion. 

This is driven by my own experiences  as a teenager and early twenties with anorexia and complex mental illness.

I have been in great physical and mental health now for many years and feel I’m in a confident position to be of huge value and show happiness, recovery, self-awareness and emotional intelligence is completely possible.

My years of lived in experience as well as working alongside psychologists, eating disorder, mental health charities and supporting families through the hell of these very complex illnesses has given me a huge amount of insight and practical information I bring to the people Im engaging with. 

A regular guest and contributor on National TV, Radio and Newspapers. therefore, starting those important conversations with people across the world in schools, universities, private hospitals and workplaces.

If you feel I could help your organisation feel more confident and empowered when dealing with mental health first aid please get in touch. 

On the two day course we will cover -

 *How to apply the 5 steps of SMHFA
 *How to respond if you believe someone is at risk of suicide.
 *How to give immediate help until professional help is available.
 *What to say and do in a crisis
 *The importance of good listening skills
 *Practice listening and responding
 *Understanding recovery from mental health problems
 *Understanding the connection between mental health problems and alcohol and   drugs
 *Understanding the connection between mental health problems and discrimination
 *Some basic information about common mental health problems
 *Self help information

March 1, 2020

It's been five years since I published my memoir about my recovery from anorexi...

September 19, 2019

I was in London last week for some work with the Royal College of Psychiatrists...

July 22, 2019

WARNING- - - - First of all please let me say the video does start with trigger...

July 18, 2019

Today marks for me an important step in the 'Social Media' platforms becoming m...

July 16, 2019

Retraining your brain  - and self-awareness.

Please always seek medical advice f...

April 10, 2019

I don’t feel good enough…Or slim enough.

This sadly is the most common words I e...

March 20, 2019

I remember having a medical emergency with my heart, rushed into hospital and t...

March 18, 2019

Suicide and why we have to talk about it...

Whenever I read of a suicide my hear...

March 18, 2019

A chapter of my book is called “The Best Anorexic In The World”

This is because...

March 11, 2019

I’m so proud to say I’m a Mental Health First Aid trainer (MHFA)

My motivation t...

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Get in touch with me however and whenever you like! We can discuss literally anything. We can share stories, positive messages and give advice to each other.

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Scotland, UK