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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


130 Total Rating(s)
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Ravind Kumar
09 Mar 2020

Fantastic. Very engaging and informative. Certainly opened my eyes.

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Sharon Gatt
07 Mar 2020

I find Geoff a great lecturer , funny , easy to listen to and very informative. He relays the information in a "real life" manner.

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Catherine Papadopoulos
03 Mar 2020

Informative and engaging lecture

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Janet Ruth haynes
25 Feb 2020

Lecture was engaging and informative linking scientifically the intake of fruit and vegetables with gut health and in turn mental health citing multiple studies. The take home message that gut health affects the functioning of the entire body but especially the brain was sobering.

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Andreas Waltmann
24 Feb 2020

This video was presented by Geoff Adhern who made it easy for me to understand and kept my attention throughout.

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Jennifer Wallis
24 Feb 2020

A brilliant lecture. Very interesting and informative, and current. Drawing on lots of valuable research.

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Maia Sadirov
24 Feb 2020

I found it very interesting and practical. In future I will definitely share it.

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24 Feb 2020

Excellent. Research based. Engaging. Realistic and doable challenges to the listeners.

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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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Total Rating(s)  130
First Published14 May 2018
Updated14 May 2018
Expires 15 March 2020
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