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Lecture Overview

Have you ever thought about how your own biases may affect the way we engage with someone? Addiction is complex and can be influenced by a range of factors. In this lecture, Geoff Ahern delves into substance use and outlines how we as health professionals should approach addiction.


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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


20 Total Rating(s)
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Gary Macreadie
22 Jan 2020

Good resource to assist in an understanding of drug addiction

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Michael Howard
18 Jan 2020

Very interesting and thought provoking

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Elena Keates
14 Jan 2020

Very passionate and professional lecture suitable for health care professionals and general public as well

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Nicholas Stewart Cleave
14 Jan 2020

Another superb presentation by Geoffrey Ahearn

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Moira Munro
13 Jan 2020

Well presented topic

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Mary Wright
08 Jan 2020

great resource.

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Valerie Ann Broekman
08 Jan 2020

Great presentation, enjoy Geofrey's presentstions

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Alex Dimmick
03 Jan 2020

Great lecture about drug and alcohol use in Australia

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bronwyn ann beecroft
22 Dec 2019

Excellent presentation, calm manner.

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Julie Anson
18 Dec 2019

Good to listen too ... very good speaker