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Lecture Overview

Fascinating research is challenging the paradigm that poor mental health can cause a poor diet. However, we are now beginning to also understand how better quality diets can improve a person’s mental health and perhaps even prevent mental health conditions. This eye-opening talk from Geoff Ahern will have you in a good mood in no time.


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Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment. See Educator Profile


122 Total Rating(s)
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bronwyn ann beecroft
26 Dec 2019


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Patricia Fryett
03 Dec 2019

Excellent lecturer, interesting delivery and well researched information

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Michele Selby
25 Oct 2019

Excellent presentation. Good nutrition is so crucial for our mental and physical health.

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Sally Callan
10 Sep 2019

Geoff is always an engaging presenter

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Michael Lindsay
26 May 2019

Good topic, well presented.

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Elizabeth Fernandez
23 May 2019


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Alexandra Kelly Roche
20 May 2019

Great presentation

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Anne Spinner
18 May 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed this course very easy to connect with the educator

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John Yenubari
16 May 2019


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Nari Shin
14 May 2019

The last five minutes of the resource was very useful in terms of the evidence and I look forward to finding more resources to back up the link between the mood and the diet changes as well as the simple exercise methodes.