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.

Educators

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.

Reviews

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95 Total Rating(s)

I enjoyed this lecture and will implement the knowledge in my everyday.

Lauren Bannan
14 Jul 2018

Very interesting.

Emma Louise Willcox
11 Jul 2018

Very informative, I really liked how he added in his personal lifestyle changes and he kept me intrigued throughout. Now to make some changes of my own.

Stacey Wicks
07 Jul 2018

Very interesting. Really changes the way you think. 10/10 would recommend.

Erin Farquharson
28 Jun 2018

Very interesting. Really changes the way you think. 10/10 would recommend.

Erin Farquharson
28 Jun 2018

Another well presented lesson by Geoff Ahern.

Udo Hoffmann
23 Jun 2018

Very interesting topic

Charmain Hatch
18 Jun 2018

Enlightening and inspiring lecture

Roger Horsley
17 Jun 2018

Great info and easy to listen too ! Highly recommend ! This guy often has great resources !

Marian Soares
13 Jun 2018

insightful

WESLEY CLIFTON
12 Jun 2018

I would recommend this education to other health professionals

Joanne Sealey
11 Jun 2018

This was a great informative lecture

Helen Morris
08 Jun 2018

Very interesting and fascinating

Melissa Borowski
07 Jun 2018

Great talk! I have first hand experience that stress caused bloating. I am all for vegie intake and exercise. My energy level and muscle increased within weeks after joining a gym. But I am not sure about too much fruit intake though.

Lap San Howitt
07 Jun 2018

Very interesting lecture. This research should be known by everyone it is very important.

Emma Pulman
07 Jun 2018

Very interesting lecture. This research should be known by everyone it is very important.

Emma Pulman
07 Jun 2018

A fascinating topic, and an excellent and passionate presenter. Thank you!

shea Hine
04 Jun 2018

Good to know that this evidence has been shown that food does influence mood.

Brenda Wilson
31 May 2018

Insightful

Danyelle Cronan
31 May 2018

Such a simple intervention yet creates a very meaningful in overall well being. The educator was able to deliver efficiently that every audience trying to absorb everything he says. Great topic

Omar Jainuddin
31 May 2018

Very informative and relevant in today’s fast food world where obesity is a national crisis

Vicki Corboy
31 May 2018

Great explanation of gut health and its relationship with mental health

Josie Wilson
31 May 2018

Simple effective strategy for wellness. Everyone needs to understand this.

Gabriella stuart
30 May 2018

Really good

Lauretta Rayner
30 May 2018

Was interesting and engaging.

Eden Kersten
30 May 2018

Very informative especially regarding exercise and depression.

Susan ingall
30 May 2018

Great presentation

Susan ingall
30 May 2018

Something new that i learnt

Ang Tian Cheng Sky
30 May 2018

Very entertaining teacher

Valerie Courreges
30 May 2018

great to hear such a sensible approach to diet. Very refreshing.

annabel jane rogers
30 May 2018

Extremely interesting and engaging

Rebecca Adey
30 May 2018

Nutrition (2 fruit, 5 veggie serves)/day + exercise (30 mins x 3 sessions/ week with a HR @ 130 beats/minute will help promote better mental health. Watch VLA to gain more knowledge and obtain sources of reference to the latest research. Very pleasant presentation.

GAEL HOLDSWORTH
29 May 2018

Relaxed presentation of the facts, that diet and exercise can improve mental health, researchers by name and university are disclosed. In addition to this lecture... ABC Australia - Catalyst programs have also looked at the gut biome and mental health. Well worth watching these presentations for health promotion of both healthcare workers and patient/community groups.

GAEL HOLDSWORTH
29 May 2018

fabulous

Alyson Reynolds
28 May 2018

Geoffrey Ahern is an excellent speaker and so informative. A great incentive for people to create lifestyle changes that will benefit them physically and mentally in their lifes and families.

Dianne Allen
28 May 2018

very good

Lauren DeVizio
28 May 2018

Interesting and informative

David Lam
27 May 2018

This educator is very knowledgeable about lifestyle changes and how they affect the body and health, especially mental health. This educator has found vast amounts of evidence and quotes to back up the points he made about the effects that diet has on mental health.

Olivia Collins
27 May 2018

What we know is true for optimal physical and mental health i.e fresh fruit & veg and moderate exercise is now evidence based practice. Simple common sense. Great lecture.

Barbara Jackson
27 May 2018

Nourishing Geoff

Alison Hooper
26 May 2018

Very informative and interesting presentation.

Michelle Lipman
26 May 2018

excellent

Lynda Ann Stanmore
26 May 2018

Great lecture

Katherine Hepworth
26 May 2018

Motivating speaker

Marie Jackson
25 May 2018

I highly recommend this lecture covering topics of diet/ exercise/ good gut flora for optimum general wellbeing and mental health.

Kirsty Ryall
25 May 2018

Excellent lecture with guidelines to improve mental health easy to follow for profound and benefial outcomes !! Highly recommend this lecture!!

Kirsty Ryall
25 May 2018

This presentation was really informative, with helpful practical suggestions. For both staff and patients.

Jonathan Wood
25 May 2018

Fantastic topic, you have really inspired me!! Thank you!

Anna Prusiak
25 May 2018

It was excellent. Thank you. I do wish that in the time a patient is in hospital with us, that we had more time to educate and encourage good health via improved diet and exercise, in the patient's daily routine.

Sylvia Brown
25 May 2018

Essential information for all health care workers!

Lorena Bestrin
25 May 2018

Great topic, covered well

Mark James
25 May 2018

AMAZING!! Highly recommend this to everyone.

Joanne Pegg
24 May 2018

Very informative

Amanda Mann
24 May 2018

Fantastic presenter and amazing content. I’ve watched this twice.

Emmeline Mowbray
24 May 2018

Engaging speaker—with easy to apply ideas.

Jocelyn Davis
24 May 2018

Great information and well presented.

Lisa Thompson
24 May 2018

Great talk, very informative personally and professionally

Gillian Carne
24 May 2018

very enjoyable lecture. Put points across really well

Roseanne Williams
24 May 2018

Great video

Carina gates
23 May 2018

Great content thank you

Theresa Diane Johnson
23 May 2018

The lecture was clear and well presented

Georgia Jones
23 May 2018

Very interesting information presented. Definitely will try to implement in day to day life as well as information I will offer to the women I care for.

Kaela Bailey
23 May 2018

Very interesting lecture with relevant information

Elisabeth van Workum
23 May 2018

Interesting lecture with valuable information

Elisabeth van Workum
23 May 2018

Great info and delivery

Angela Monique Madden-Holmes
23 May 2018

See the hand-written notes on file.

Rouvea Fiona Talty
23 May 2018

Very interesting subject with applicable topics.

Alana Schultz
22 May 2018

Very good presenter and content Good for all of us and our practice

Vicki lees
22 May 2018

Very informative, and well presented.

Alkira Sanderson
22 May 2018

Engaging talk, great presentation

Rachel Dickens
22 May 2018

Very engaging speaker.

Cathy Cain
22 May 2018

Very interesting and will be easy to apply suggested ideas to make healthy changes to one’s s lifestyle. I recommend this talk to everyone.

Jane Sharp
21 May 2018

Very Interested and enjoyable to watch

Angela phelan
21 May 2018

better than expected

Stephen Dunk
21 May 2018

Excellent and worthwhile listening, inspiring and motivating

Marian Dalrymple
21 May 2018

Interesting and topical discussion on diet and exercise in relation to mental health (and shift work). Definitely worth watching.

Nicole Powell
21 May 2018

Very interesting and easy to follow.

Dorothy-anne burrows
21 May 2018

Very interesting topic. enjoyed the presenter, was very engaging and enthusiastic about the topic.

Kathryn Hyde
21 May 2018

The educator is engaging. I would recommend this to other health professionals.

Divina Evangelista
20 May 2018

Excellent. Great speaker.

Jean Schipper
20 May 2018

I felt engage from the start to the finish of this lecture. Very enjoyable and informative.

Joanne Holloway
20 May 2018

Very knowledgeable, the educator was brilliant.

Rachel bronca
20 May 2018

Really enjoyable lecture

Lynne Richardson-Cooper
19 May 2018

Great presentation. Kept me engaged the whole time. This has reinforced a lot of knowledge I have as an endoscopy nurse, and provided more new information that I can pass onto my patients when they ask questions.

Kerrie Myhill
19 May 2018

The educator was engaging and authentic, I would recommend this lecture to others for patient care but also how to care for ourselves.

Naomi Johnston
19 May 2018

Great presentation.

Naomi Johnston
19 May 2018

Great starting point for those wanting to understand diet, activity and mental health. Keep the new information coming please, this is a highly evolving area.

Vanessa Lane
19 May 2018

This course reinforced what I am already doing and gave me ideas of how to encourage others to make small changes the could have big gains

Marjorie Greensmith
19 May 2018

This course was very engaging.

Denise Whittaker
19 May 2018

This reinforces what I am already doing Now I feel confident enough to pass this on to colleagues and patients but not to lecture but try and make it part of a normal conversation

Marjorie Greensmith
19 May 2018

Great info.

Hannah allen
18 May 2018

good

Werner Cossid
18 May 2018

Engaging and inspiring talk, I highly recommend!

Rebecca Noble
18 May 2018

good

Lin Wang
18 May 2018

Geoff is very engaging and I have found it easy to understand him.

Margaretha van de Reyt
18 May 2018

A lively and informative talk that everyone should listen to !

Mary Rothery
18 May 2018

Geoffrey Ahern is the best

Sonu merin james
18 May 2018

educator engaging and I recommend to others

Jane Wilson
17 May 2018

Clear simple presentation which utilizes the KISS principle well!

Pietryna Duch
17 May 2018

Great food for thought, and so true I believe.

Karina Day
17 May 2018

Excellent

Louise Macfarlane
17 May 2018

Enjoyed the talk and advice about benefits of dcervue

Janet Shanahan
17 May 2018

Nice and simple

Chloe Luz
17 May 2018

VERY INFORMATIVE

Marian Galpin
17 May 2018

amazing lecture, highly informative and a pleasure to learn.

Marian Galpin
17 May 2018

Informative

Kahondo Mutsa
17 May 2018

That was well explained and very informative

Catherine therese Simpson
17 May 2018

Importance of gut health.

George Xian
16 May 2018

Excellent

Geetha Rani Ammini
16 May 2018

excellent lecture and vital knowledge obtained

Sallianne Reed
16 May 2018

good

VALENTINE JEPKEMBOI
16 May 2018

LOVED this presentation. I had just been talking with my brother about this..he has begun changing his life from severe trauma, drug addiction, mental health issues etc by using these very same principles based on the same knowledge presented here. Fantastic!

Carmel Green
16 May 2018

Thankyou..great presentation in so many ways.

Carmel Green
16 May 2018

Interesting lecture

Xi Wu
16 May 2018

Excellent lecture and content

Adriana Monteverde Estaba
16 May 2018

extremely interesting and backed by strong evidence based research.

Anne Skerman
16 May 2018

very good

Timothy cross
16 May 2018

Very informative session

janine chester
16 May 2018

great presentation and information

Barbara Clare Affleck
16 May 2018

Very good

JACINTA KRITIKOS
15 May 2018

Great presentation. Interesting new area of research.

Brooke Hutchinson
15 May 2018

Excellent lecture reinforcing the need for exercise for not just physical health but mental wellbeing.

Nichole Dutschke
15 May 2018

excellent

Janette Elliott
15 May 2018

excellent presentation, very informative, really well presented

Janette Elliott
15 May 2018

Great presenter. I would listen to him everyday.

Helen Kelloway
15 May 2018

excellent

Alisdair Mackenzie
15 May 2018

Very informative.

Linda Ann wilson
15 May 2018