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Cover image for lecture: Food for Thought - Why Nutrition is Integral to Good Mental Health

Lecture Overview

Considered one of the biggest developments in medical research, this session introduces the revolutionary concept of the relationship between gut health and mental health. Geoffrey Ahern gives some practical examples of how making very small changes to your diet can have a profound impact on your mental health and overall wellbeing.


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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


21 Total Rating(s)
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Patricia Fryett
09 Nov 2019

Excellent presentation

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Linda Plail
28 May 2019

Great presentation and information.

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Anna Birchley
25 May 2019

Well presented

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Lydia Kelly
21 May 2019

Epic talk - really good information.

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Colin Gardiner
02 May 2019

Really helpful online education session

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Frances Boad
22 Apr 2019

Great simple resource which can be used in nursing practice as well as personal.

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Karen Brocklebank
01 Apr 2019

Very interesting, relevant & useful information.

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Nicholas Stewart Cleave
12 Mar 2019

Excellent, knowledgeable presentation

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Tania Hill
06 Mar 2019

My favourite clip so far. Everyone should watch this.

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Susan Mayne
04 Mar 2019