Geoffrey Ahern
30 May 2017

Food for Thought - Why Nutrition is Integral to Good Mental Health

Considered one of the biggest developments in medical research, this session introduces the revolutionary concept of the relationship between gut health and mental health. Geoffrey Ahern gives some practical examples of how making very small changes to your diet can have a profound impact on your mental health and overall wellbeing.


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.


carin newman15 Jun 2018
Engaging and informative

Marian Soares26 Apr 2018
Very very interesting, beneficial and achievable to implement.

Kelly Bidlake13 Apr 2018
Great lecture once again from Geoff. Informative and relevant. Great to see nutrition is finally being put into the spotlight in relation to health, particularly plant based nutrition which is gaining more attention and appraisal.

Udo Hoffmann07 Apr 2018
Excellent and highly relevant presentation. Food for thought.

Udo Hoffmann07 Apr 2018
Fascinating lecture, well presented and highly relevant. Well done!

Natalie Rodgers07 Apr 2018
This was very good, interesting and highly relevant to healthcare.

Michele Selby26 Mar 2018

Christine Hulands18 Mar 2018
Interesting and informative presentation. Presenter is engaging.

Keith Wolf28 Dec 2017
Very informative and interesting

Norest Mashonganyika24 Dec 2017
well presented

Donna Hoolihan18 Oct 2017
I thought the presenter was engaging and delivered the content in an animated fashion I would certainly recommend this lecture to other health professionals

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