Geoffrey Ahern
05 November 2017

Finding the Time to Care - Addiction and Compassion Fatigue

Empathy and developing rapport, whilst maintaining boundaries with those in your care, can be the key to lasting change. Geoff Ahern explains why care must be non-judgemental for people who have a dependence, and what to do when withdrawal isn't always successful.


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.


11 Jun 2018
24 May 2018
itemprop="description"very interesting
26 Apr 2018
itemprop="description"Interesting and informative .
22 Apr 2018
itemprop="description"Very knowledgeable presenter and male made the presentation engaging and interesting.
11 Apr 2018
itemprop="description"Excellent presentation from Geoffrey. Interesting and never boring.
30 Mar 2018
itemprop="description"A very interesting and insightful lecture. It left me thinking who i can improve my oen self care techiniques.
31 Dec 2017
itemprop="description"Very interesting and charismatic presenter but I was aware of the information he provided already
21 Nov 2017
itemprop="description"Very interesting and I will visit so to increase my self care
19 Nov 2017
itemprop="description"Great lecture!

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