How to Go Home Happy!

28m of CPD
Geoffrey Ahern
15 March 2018

Did I sign that medication chart? Did I do the right thing? Should I call work and check? You are not alone if these doubts filter through your mind on your way home from a long shift! Learn how to feel better satisfied that your work is done and establish clear boundaries between your professional and personal lives - the key ingredients to surviving shiftwork.


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.


Elloise Fitzpatrick06 Aug 2018
I like the presenter. He had a gentle and relaxing tone to his voice which made him easy to listen to.

Kelly Allen28 Jun 2018
fantastic. full of practical hints. very useful information.

Penelope Hoffman16 Jun 2018
Very interesting. These issues were extremeley important to me and I was glad I had the opportunity to take part in this education

Anna Roxas30 May 2018
Very interesting!

Emmeline Mowbray30 May 2018
Great content on the importance of self care to keep me happy in my work environment.

Margaret Smith30 May 2018
Very practical.

Theresa Savina29 May 2018
Really helpful course reminded me to ensure I have clear boundaries between work and home.

Mark James28 May 2018

Ngaire Mcclean26 May 2018
Very good presentation

tracey lackmann25 May 2018
Very engaging educator

tracey lackmann25 May 2018
As a Nurse of 38yrs sometimes I need to remind myself that Life is more than just Work Thanks again Geoff for a great lecture

Sallianne Reed23 May 2018
Excellent tutorial

Deborah Truskett19 May 2018
Excellent! Delivered with warmth & good humour

Alisdair Mackenzie15 May 2018

Alisdair Mackenzie15 May 2018

Michele shanahan13 May 2018
Interesting and thought provoking

Lynne Richardson-Cooper08 May 2018
Very engaging and enjoyable

Eleanora van Arendonk08 May 2018
He's a great presenter all the through had my attention.

Eleanora van Arendonk08 May 2018
Very motivational and positive! What a great presenter, loved it.

Anne Kinghorn08 May 2018
Positive, informative, helpful.

Shiny Poovakulam07 May 2018
Very engaging

Helen Felsch06 May 2018
Geoff was extremely pleasant and peaceful to listen to. I was engaged the whole time of his presentation and have gathered some gems to add to my portfolio of ways to enjoy life outside of work. Really great learning.

Stephen Dunk06 May 2018
thought provoking

Candace Pederson05 May 2018
Entertaining and informative

Dorothy Bardoutsos02 May 2018
The lecture is an eye opener

Alison Martin01 May 2018
Great reinforcement.

Blue Stockmann30 Apr 2018

Susan Mayne26 Apr 2018

Ruth Fisher23 Apr 2018
Great and engaging presenter.

Cassandra Kirjan22 Apr 2018
Excellent video with a lot of good points.

Chetna Sharma21 Apr 2018
Good refresher course.

Neil Stanley Electona20 Apr 2018
Was refreshing and fulfilling

Carmel Green20 Apr 2018
Very nice presenter with some valid and current insights.

Janet Shanahan17 Apr 2018
Improve mental health with exercise and healthy food

Lisa Hamilton16 Apr 2018
Well presented

Rajwinder Kaur16 Apr 2018
Very informative and good reminder to connect with health

Irene Chalkley16 Apr 2018
Very informative. A good reminder to be aware of self bias and make the decision not gossip.

Joseph Wrafter16 Apr 2018
This is an important aspect of nursing. The educator was engaging and highlighted key aspects that will enhance a nurses ability to flourish at and outside of work.

Deanne Gradon16 Apr 2018
Great tool to help with your own internal negative voice. Puts it into perspective.

Fiona williams15 Apr 2018
great, self care is so important

Evelyn tate15 Apr 2018
Excellent presentation

Maria Jennifer Trahair15 Apr 2018
interesting lecture

Amanda Louise Cole15 Apr 2018
A must watch... made me think about what makes me happy,strategies to improve myself, to better enable me to leave work at work by teaching me strategies to cope and not feel overwhelmed.

Jennifer Margaret Polglase15 Apr 2018
Lots of quotes and educator's own experience made this education interesting and informative.

Kali Baker15 Apr 2018
The presentation was great.

Margaretha van de Reyt15 Apr 2018
The educator was very engaging.

Jhoanna de Castro15 Apr 2018
I loved it! very motivational and positive!

christopher horrocks15 Apr 2018
Every nurse needs to watch.

Maureen Huggins15 Apr 2018
Engaging and knowledgeable speaker

Philippa Hanley14 Apr 2018
If the you tube videos has been incorporated into the videos session it would have been better.

Rebecca Noble14 Apr 2018
Highly engaging presentation that all nurses should watch.

Raewyn Head13 Apr 2018
Very educational and highly professional.

Raewyn Head13 Apr 2018
Enjoyed this lecture very much for a new EN Learner

Daryl Stuart13 Apr 2018
Well worth watching. Made me reflect. Pertinent and useful information. Thank you.

Nida Deligero Lagunay13 Apr 2018
Very helpful in order to cope stress and worries.

Melanie Melbourne12 Apr 2018
I really enjoyed this lecture, it has inspired me to lookup the on line videos we did not see. The lecturer had a great amount of knowledge and was very human in his approach to sharing what he has learned.

Ann Trebilcock12 Apr 2018
A very useful and informative resource.

Simon Elmaleh12 Apr 2018
Spot on 100%

Toni parker12 Apr 2018
This was a great lecture and has taught me some strategies to help with stress and anxiety from work

Ann-Maree Stutz12 Apr 2018
Interesting lecture - shows us all how we worry.

Marie Jackson11 Apr 2018
Lectuter was very clear and definitive in his lecture

Linda Wallwork11 Apr 2018
Excellent reminder to take care of self holistically and to continue to strive to have a more consistent shut off switch

Sophie Davis11 Apr 2018
A thought provoking presentation which will guide me to further explore positive psychology and also reflect on how I deal with work anxiety

Jacqueline Gedye11 Apr 2018
This was a useful and informative lecture, but most of it I knew. Putting into practice is the tricky bit.

Jacqueline Gedye11 Apr 2018
Very optimistic video. Good strategies to try and follow.

Andrea perris11 Apr 2018
this lecture made me reflect on my practices and gave me some strategies on how to cope with anxiety and taking work home.

Will Egan11 Apr 2018
Fantastic lecture. Thank you.

Wendy Tattam11 Apr 2018
Excellent lecture. I have gained a lot from the information.

Melissa Weatherley11 Apr 2018
Great information, useful content

Yvonne Fischer11 Apr 2018
Very positive, informative and useful information

mary susan delos reyes11 Apr 2018
This is really interesting.. unknowingly I been adopting this system and it make my nursing career happy and fulfilled. very interesting and informative

Christine Hulands10 Apr 2018
Interesting and informative presentation. Worth doing.

Carl Gabuya10 Apr 2018
It was informative and interesting.

Emma Dunlevie10 Apr 2018

Emma Dunlevie10 Apr 2018
Excellent presentation and content - would love to see more information on self care for nurses!

Maree Findlay10 Apr 2018
Great tips to apply after watching this.

Udo Hoffmann09 Apr 2018
Excellent presentation!

Udo Hoffmann09 Apr 2018
Excellent presentation!

Breana Major09 Apr 2018
Very helpful and well presented

Laboure KONIECZNY09 Apr 2018
I found this useful

Lisa Perritt09 Apr 2018
Thank you for reminding me that the work we do is so important and valued by the public

Hayley Mackay09 Apr 2018

Theresa Wixon08 Apr 2018
Interesting and positive. Information to act on.

Adrienne Hokin08 Apr 2018
A great lecture with many good ideas

Leaonie Coles08 Apr 2018
Excellent and thought provoking

Marnie Took08 Apr 2018
Great way to remind us that our lives are more than just work and some strategies to improve workplaces.

Judy Berry08 Apr 2018
Very informative and thought provoking. We can all take something positive from this that we can put into place in our own lives in general, as well as in our nursing. Thank you.

Judy Berry08 Apr 2018
Very thought provoking in being aware and consciously making the decision to i. not gossip (so easy to engage in talk without realising it) ii. not answering messages etc - not much is so urgent that it can't wait until tomorrow. I think phones and social media has provided that 'answer straight away' concept and we need to learn that no, we don't have to. I find it slows life down when we can learn to separate these things :)

Sally Natalie Plumb08 Apr 2018
Quite an interesting topic

Kristine Lim07 Apr 2018
This was a valuable and succinct talk. Definitely reccommend to all health professionals looking to find balance in their work/life stress and for tools to help beat burnout.

Ann Ritchie06 Apr 2018
Good education well done

Karen Pitt-Adams06 Apr 2018
This was a good reminder even though we have heard a lot of this before we all need to be reminded at times just to keep in touch with ourselves Good

Janine Winchester06 Apr 2018
engaging presenter

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