Lecture Overview


Threats of physical or verbal aggression is NEVER acceptable, under any circumstances. Sometimes they can be explained due to an individual being severely unwell but this does not mean our own mental and emotional health is not affected. Geoffrey Ahern gives an unmissable presentation on managing these behaviours with de-escalation techniques and recognising when an individual is at risk of harming themselves or others.


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.




18 Total Rating(s)


Sue Heath
11 Nov 2018

Fantastic presenter

carin newman
20 Jun 2018

Excellent. I enjoy listening to this presenters lectures. He is engaging.

carin newman
19 Jun 2018

I love this presenter! Always has a way of not letting my attention space out..

Emma-Lee Davies Kinsella
11 Jun 2018

Amazing presenter, very engaging!

Cherie Quintano
31 May 2018

Great session

Wilma Barnes
28 May 2018

Brilliant natural teacher informative and interesting.

tracey lackmann
25 May 2018

Geoff's a natural lecterer found the session to be informative as well as interesting Wonderful advice presented some very helpful tools Well Done would like to see more sessions from him

tracey lackmann
25 May 2018

helpful tools

Samantha Whitehouse
24 May 2018

Educater was extremely good and inviting. He would be great to work with

Kristine s kealy
12 May 2018

well done Geoff

Gurnam Singh Saini
02 May 2018

Very informative

Jenna He
01 May 2018

Well presented

Paola Janine Elizabette Maagad Arandil
27 Apr 2018

Educator was informative and gave many helpful pieces of advice and guidance.

Rebecca French
20 Apr 2018

An excellent and informative lecture delivered with knowledge, experience and sensitivity.

Teresa Perry
16 Apr 2018

Wonderful presentation delivered with great knowledge and sensitivity

Teresa Perry
16 Apr 2018

Such an engaging and interesting lecture. The passion and compassion for his work and others in addition to education is admirable.

Kelly Bidlake
12 Apr 2018

Good and relevant information presented well

Udo Hoffmann
07 Apr 2018

Good and relevant information presented well

Udo Hoffmann
07 Apr 2018

A very good presentation, informative and practical strategies recommended for de escalation are worth trying.

Anna Lau Hwee Tzer
05 Apr 2018

very well presented with a lot of very good strategies. will definitely be well used

Kim cook
20 Mar 2018

very well presented

mary susan delos reyes
06 Mar 2018

Great presentation from someone who is able to draw on lots of personal experience and is a natural at lecturing.

gary marshall
06 Mar 2018

well presented

Norest Mashonganyika
23 Dec 2017

Interesting and engaging

Lloys Hillary Santucci
31 Oct 2017

Very informative, useful and up to date

Mark Randy Arroyo
12 Sep 2017