Lecture Overview

The thought of being at work when your friends and family are socialising or asleep can create conflict, stir up feelings of guilt, and even resentment. Starting a shift with these emotions inside us is not conducive to connecting with our patients. Knowing that shiftwork is part and parcel of being a 24/7 caring health professional, what strategies can we use to minimise these feelings occurring?


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 in educating other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems and also 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.




37 Total Rating(s)

Great lecture.

Travis Simms
28 Sep 2018

Excellent lecture

Wendy Tattam
19 Jun 2018

excellent advice

Patricia Fryett
11 Jun 2018

keep on swimming :)

Elizabeth Taylor
31 May 2018

interesting resource

Megan Loveday
31 May 2018

Thank you, very interesting topics covered

Claire banaghan
31 May 2018

Very much needed reminder.

Susan ingall
30 May 2018

Places things into clear perspective

Mark James
27 May 2018

Another fantastic lecture from this presenter.

Noeleen Ryan
25 May 2018

Very interesting presentation

Angela phelan
23 May 2018

A wonderfull speaker

karenfoster karenfoster
23 May 2018

Great talk. Geoffrey is so easy to listen to.

Jean Schipper
23 May 2018

This man is as engaging as ever.

Joanne Holloway
21 May 2018

Engaging presenter and reinforcement of my knowledge.

Julie Byard
21 May 2018


Kahondo Mutsa
17 May 2018

excellent speaker would be interested in watching or attending his lectures

Sallianne Reed
16 May 2018

Excellent. Would like to hear more from this lecturer.

James Cooke
15 May 2018


Sarah Peacock
15 May 2018

Excellent and entertaining, provided a good insight as to why I feel disconnected sometimes

Jennifer Francis
14 May 2018


Sonu merin james
13 May 2018

Great lecture for all shiftworkers!

Rhonda Briggs
11 May 2018

This Educator was very easy to listen to. Very engaging. The topic was extremely apt to our work environment.

Cathy Cain
09 May 2018


Sarah Ashby
09 May 2018

Informative and inspiring

Timothy Hurley
09 May 2018

Really good.

Margaretha van de Reyt
06 May 2018


Werner Cossid
05 May 2018

Excellent Educator. Funny, to the point and hit on some crucial evidence and information.

Linda Seccull
04 May 2018

This course was very informative. As a night shifter for most of my career, I could really relate to what was said.

Candace Pederson
03 May 2018

Great topic

Fiona Peters
02 May 2018

Timothy cross
01 May 2018

An excellent presentation.Very engaging..

Kathleen Asher
01 May 2018

This is an excellent information

Dorothy Bardoutsos
01 May 2018

Another excellent and relevant presentation by Geoff.

Udo Hoffmann
30 Apr 2018

Another excellent presentation by Geoff.

Udo Hoffmann
30 Apr 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. Speaker was very engaging. Great Lecture. 30/4/18

Efstathia Stanitsas
30 Apr 2018

A very engaging speaker. Very interesting content.

Karyn Russell
27 Apr 2018

I really enjoyed this presentation. Geoff Ahern is always very informative and an empathetic speaker who relates well to the audience. Great lecture.

Karyn Russell
27 Apr 2018

Excellent presentation

Shiny Poovakulam
26 Apr 2018

Very interesting.

Carol Mckenzie
26 Apr 2018

Really enjoyed this lecture. Great speaker and very informative.

Debbie Danieluk
26 Apr 2018

Very good topic!

Rachel B. Olsino
26 Apr 2018

A good topic.

Carl Gabuya
25 Apr 2018


Daughne Feckleng
25 Apr 2018

I really like this presenter. He seems very emapthic and is focussing on areas of human growth and evolution which I feel are very pertinent now, especially disconnection and loneliness.

Carmel Green
24 Apr 2018

I love this presenter. A nice balance of empathy, feeling and reason. I like his reference to Viktor Frankl (Finding meaning in suffering) and especially, CONNECTIONS with others.

Carmel Green
24 Apr 2018

Really interesting and engaging speaker learnt a lot

Mary Duynhoven
23 Apr 2018

Resourceful and interesting.

Chetna Sharma
21 Apr 2018

Engaging presenter, interesting info.

Katie Eaton
20 Apr 2018

This was a helpful topic.

Ruth Fisher
19 Apr 2018


Hayley Mackay
19 Apr 2018

Good common sense session. Good stuff about touching. I have felt the need to hug my colleagues esp at the end of shift .it means closure of another shift and reassurance that all is well

Heitje Scheimann
19 Apr 2018

great presenter

Esther Sibanda
18 Apr 2018